There has been much "man talk" amongst the carpenters, Darren, and his mates about the deck as work has progressed. Future get-togethers have been planned, as have deck furnishings ... including lounges, piped gas heating, dual-opening fireplaces, swivelling wall-mounted televisions, integrated sound systems and the all-important BBQ area (it's nice to dream boys!). In fact I wouldn't be surprised if invitations have already been secretly sent out for a deck-christening party ...
With all this secret men's business I fear the deck is in danger of becoming a "man-zone", so I am quickly stamping my femininity on the area with plans for fairy lights (oh yes), hanging cane chairs, and beautiful scatter cushions. Let the battle for the deck space begin!
Seriously though, it already feels like a fantastic space and I know that we'll have some memorable times on this deck. Below are some photos taken yesterday. Since then the posts on top of the deck have been raised and the roof has all but gone (but that's another post entirely!).
Looking towards the kitchen (on the right) and
the future dining room (the empty space to the left)
There will be bi-fold doors the length of the right-hand section of the house.
The red iron roof in the picture above is no longer there!
It's very alfresco right now.
View of the deck in progress from the living area / kitchen.
Yes, that is my child up a ladder waving to the camera (daddy is hovering somewhere nearby).
Already enjoying the deck!