After reconstruction – twice the size and completely child-friendly: New composite decking with fresh white Azek railings. New wide stairway now faces back yard consistent with family traffic patterns. All house trim around and above the deck replaced with low-maintenance Azek.
Before reconstruction: This small deck with aged railings and decking (i.e, splinters) with awkward side stair access far away from the family’s normal foot traffic. Wasted space between the deck and the house.