The door was there on the side of the house, but it was the “door to nowhere”. A deck on the side of the house was the only option because of the size of the backyard. The side yard was also just a really nice place for a deck. There is great cover from some trees on the side. We had to get a variance from the city of Alexandria to make it happen, but in the end it was all worth it. This one features Redwood Evergrain composite, White Azek rail, accent lights and stone with edging underneath. It just looks like a great place to unwind.