Side Entry Revision

Christiansburg, Virginia
Side Entry Revision

If you look closely at the before photo you’ll see how poorly laid out the steps were going up onto the deck before. There was a single step off the deck onto the driveway and no hand rails. There was also an unattractive set of landscape timbers and a tree that was too close to the house.


I had the tree removed, took out the old single step, no hand rail access, and replaced it with a set of simple but generously wide and direct steps with hand rails on both sides. The landing was made possible by a dry stack rock retaining wall made from stones found on the property and backfilled with gravel. Large natural pavers and a flower bed were added to the new level landing area. The result was a much nicer looking entryway and landing, with a better flow of movement onto the deck and kitchen entrance.