We extended the main deck by about 10 - 12 feet. The new size is about 16x20. This gives us much needed space to put our table out and have room for 6 people to sit at it. We can actually entertain now! We also had Brad (Our friend, neighbor, and handy man) put in gates on each stairway to keep the dogs off. This will also keep the dogs from scratching the wood. We finally can enjoy the back yard without the dogs throwing there toys at us for fetch!