I have a side patio that is rather small and next to my neighbor's home. I have a decently sized backyard (maybe 1500 sqft) that is underutilized today. I'd like to create some type of structure in the backyard to move most of the outdoor living space from the existing patio into the backyard to give some breathing room and not be sitting between two walls. I have a couple ideas that I've tried to outline in the sketch attached.
- Floating deck away from the patio and up against the retaining wall
- Flagstone patio with pergola that continues the existing patio
Does the community here have any thoughts?