This was after the cement was finally poured. Now I have to say here that when I first mentioned this idea of putting in a cement slab, someone wasn't all that impressed with the idea. Now that it's all finished and we've been out there enjoying it he's changed his tune.
That black on the foundation of the house has since been painted over with a nice gray color and it looks much more attractive.
Here we go, all finished. Steps are in and the bottom of the deck is enclosed. Notice the chiminea. We absolutely love that and spend most weekend evenings out there. Wade stays out later than I do and the one night he fell asleep on the swing.
Originally we had planned on putting a railing around the patio area with a gate . That way that area would be totally enclosed and it would allow Duke to have a little more freedom outside without having to be tied. Since that's no longer necessary it was left open.