We are finishing our backyard this summer and I am currently debating with DH on whether or not we put in a deck or build a patio. We have a corner lot with an oversized detatched garage in the back. Because our garage is oversized it ends up coming fairly close to the back of the house. My guess would be approx 10 feet from the back of our house to the start of the garage. I think with that short of a distance the cut of to the deck wouldn look kind of weird but I think that a pation with some steps down from out back door would be better and would flow better into the back of the garage (does that make senese). DH is convinced that the cost would be way higher to build a patio rather than a deck but I am not so convinced so I am wondering if anyone has built a patio and approx how much it cost (if you don`t mind sharing). Also if you were in this situation what would your opt for.
PS we do have a yard it is just off to the side of the house!