Just finished my summer long project. We just built this house last year and I got the walkout basement I always wanted. We quickly realized that we could not deal without the ability to go out the back door. With requirements to have a patio at ground level, the ability to grill at the 1st floor level and stairs to connect the two levels we went through several different design concepts. Most of our ideas were cost prohibitive. The deck is only 7X10. Just big enough for the grill and a landing for the top of the steps. For such a small project, it managed to drag out all summer long. Here is a few pictures of final project.