For the back of the house, we decided to install a patio. We needed to do something…. the old ramp that led up to the barn doors was treacherous at best (for reference: here’s a photo from before the barn was painted). And though a deck would be great, we didn’t want its height and railings to detract from the visual of the back of the house (the rear elevation is my favorite). So we went with stamped concrete, and we’re so excited about the results.