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We have waited a long time to do this part of the project and finally are on our way!

The stairs will go from the main living floor into the basement and above those the stairs to the attic/new living space will be installed.  We will also eventually add a second bathroom upstairs, according to our architect’s drawings it will be another 700 square feet of living space.ImageImageImageImage

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deck and stairs

Deck and Stairs

The new back deck was a necessity since we had torn out the original back porch and had put in an 8 foot door in the back wall.  I found a beautiful garden while walking in the Northeast part of Portland and asked who did their landscaping as I was looking for someone to do ours.  Marcos came over and we hired him, much to our detriment.  Everything he touched went wrong, including the rails falling off the next day since he did not use screws but nails. 

 

back yard deck

back yard deck

 

my drawing for the back yard

my drawing for the back yard

 

stairs before

stairs before

Luckily I found someone new who came and repaired the whole thing, from scratch and we were finally standing on sure footings. The final cost was what the original estimates had been before Marcos.  The lesson is don’t try to save money with people who are clueless.

 

back deck after repair

back deck after repair

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