Meeting the Existing Walkway
We built the deck and stairs so that the new stairs would land on the homeowners' existing walkway.
Lowering the Guardrail
This customer has two small dogs, which they had trouble containing on their old deck. They asked us to help them with this problem, which we solved by lowering the bottom 2"x4" guardrail and decreasing the baluster spacing from the typical 4 inches to a narrower 3 inches. As you can see, the little dogs aren't going anywhere on the new deck!