Originally the plan was to create an addition to this deck to hold a hot tub. After careful consideration it was decided to create a patio area for the hot tub and to do some updates to the existing deck. The railings, bench and step were removed and re Originally the plan was to create an addition to this deck to hold a hot tub. After careful consideration it was decided to create a patio area for the hot tub and to do some updates to the existing deck. The railings, bench and step were removed and replaced. The railing on one side of the deck was replaced with a stepped privacy fence. The update also included lights on the rail posts, step and hidden above the three lattice panels. The job turned out beautiful. What a difference in this backyard.