From Rough Doodles to Concept
The first thing we did was take a photo of the exterior and doodled on top to get an idea of what they wanted. We roughly (very roughly) sketched out a deck with a ramp off to the left side, and two sets of stairs. They requested we add a second set of stairs on the other side of the deck for their dog to get up and down more easily. Plus, it just makes sense to have accessibility from both sides.
The ramp was to be on the side nearest where they park their car to make it easier to get into the house and wheel groceries inside. We knew we would also have to extend the water line and build a custom roof to overlap over the roof of their home. As it’s a modular home, they wanted the structure to be free-standing, so we had to get creative. No problem!
From these little doodles, we ended up with something really beautiful for them that they really appreciated.