hello and TGIF! Woohoo it’s the weekend – well almost, right?! =)
Ok, I left off on Wednesday discussing my front deck/porch options and THINK I’m going with the larger one since I can put a chair up there. I might actually sit in the chair then. ha! I currently don’t because, 1 – it’s HOT and I sweat just sitting there and 2 – it just wasn’t nice to sit outside. Perhaps now in my new location it would be nice to sit outside…..*insert daydreaming look*
Anyways, I’m looking at two difference companies. I found three but don’t like the look of the one right from the get-go so it’s getting the boot. Click below to view the photo:
This one manufacturer just looks too mobile. If that’s even the right way to say it. I want something that will be pretty permanent but still have the option to move when I need to where this looks like it could move every weekend. I automatically gave it the boot. The stairs are on an accordion. =)
The second one I found is the middle of the road in pricing (the one above being the cheapest). I like it because it appears to be more permanent and you can add two decks together to create the size you want. Decks come in 40″ x 40″ and 40″ x 60″. I would most likely get two 40″ x 60″ and link together. This also has the option to add adjustable legs, which I think is a necessity since I don’t know what my next parking spot will be like AND I’m on a slight hill and need to make the deck even.
I would not get the wood handrail and instead just get black metal to match my house. This one is the 40″ x 40″ deck with the stairs. This one, without shipping, would be roughly (if I did the math correctly) $1,770. Which sounds a bit high until you hear about my third and final option – which is the one I like most.
And finally, meet the one I like,
The most expensive of all three but also the most stylish. I really like the metal deck option so it wouldn’t get so hot in the sun AND I like the railing on this one. It also has the adjustable legs, however, for the size I want it comes in at a whopping……..$3,250 – which has free shipping.
Ok, so here comes my amazing math skills….there is a $1,479 difference between the two – just for style although I don’t know what shipping would be for option #2. Is it worth it to have a porch with style? Although the all black (second option) would blend into the skirting better….decisions, decisions! What would you do???