Faced with failing decking, water issues and unattractive outdoor space; we worked closely with the client to develop low maintenance, attractive and functional outdoor living space. Special attention was paid to re-construct their existing garage to be code compliant with a number of new enhancements to transform the deck into valuable outdoor living space. This involved replacing all the failing pine decking with low maintenance and attractive porcelain tiles and tropical hardwood trim. We worked closely with the client to develop the garage space into their backyard lounge, cooking, dining and entertainment oasis. The arched steel and ipe pergola provides scale, shade and in intimacy to an otherwise unattractive space. We carried the ipe wood work around the deck as a screening detail to help conceal the unsightly alley views and provide privacy from neighbors. Landscaping & plant material was used to soften the deck and bookended the space against their home and interior kitchen. This garage deck offers easy accessibility to the grill/ appliance counter for use during winter months while also opening up to be the primary lounge and living space for the clients during Spring, Summer and Fall months.