The Owners here had lived with the door to nowhere on the back of their house for 9 years and it was time. Their ultimate plans include a backyard patio, but for starters they needed a way to get to that patio. It was decided that a small deck would ser The Owners here had lived with the door to nowhere on the back of their house for 9 years and it was time. Their ultimate plans include a backyard patio, but for starters they needed a way to get to that patio. It was decided that a small deck would serve their purposes. A landing helped break up what would have been a long straight set of stairs. This also helped to direct the traffic pattern towards the walkout basement.