The existing deck on this house was a bit too small and the stairs did not flow well to the patio. The design we ultimately decided on utilized some of the existing deck while adding a much larger lower section and a set of stairs leading to the patio. This one looks as good at night as it does in the daytime. Take a look at the photos, and make sure you see the night shots. The backyard already had some great lighting effects, and the deck with all the post lights, fit like a glove.