Bought model home (never lived in…duh) in Oct. Had 12’x16’ cedar deck with stairs added on right away. Right below is a walk out. I did not have sod added below the deck as it would die off. Now I’m trying to decide what to do with this space. Ideally stamped concrete is the way to go. But the cost is holding me back right now. I thought about getting pavers and doing the work myself. But a little intimidated and ideally would like to keep the $ under $300. Mulch was a recommendation. I like the idea. But a lot of people say “Dont do it!!” Then others are say “Go with rock”. But rock is probally just as much as pavers (Im guessing anyways…) and hurts to walk on barefoot.
So now I’m leaning towards mulch. The cost will be kept low and should look good. Simple DIY and will save me $$$ and time until I decide to either do pavers or pour concrete. Suggestions? I was thinking mulch with either a brich border or wood border? What did you guys do? Are you happy? Pics? Thanks in advance