On the ground floor is an open-plan living room with French doors that open out onto a new terrace, which is built atop the kitchen extension with stairs leading down to the garden. On warm days, the wall of sliding doors off the kitchen will be left completely open, merging the inside and outside spaces.
14 Ways to Improve Your Deck - Contrasting paint colors and mini lights built into the stair's steps, posts, and post caps work in tandem to make it easy to ascend to this deck at night. If your deck sits in a sunny spot, consider installing solar-powered lights for an energy-savings option.
Ah-HA! This is what we can do outside the back door that currently has a cement landing and staircase built directly over a basement window (the stupidest design decision EVER!). Perforated metal would be the perfect replacement to let light into the rec room.