Help hiding an outside basement door/opening?

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Old 07-14-03, 11:05 AM
Glen C
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Help hiding an outside basement door/opening?

I'm hoping some of the experts here can help me. I was contemplating replacing a deck with a larger patio (w/ pavers) but one obstacle remains is a walk-down basement outside door that is about 4'x5' that slopes. The entry way will be unsightly to the new patio. Hiding it w/ shrubbery is difficult and it needs to be openable 1-2x per year if needed.

For example see these trap doors here
http://www.bilco.com/basementdoor/index.htm

Can anyone recommend an idea to camoflauge or cover this with that is somewhat easy to remove. One idea was make a small cover w/ pillows but i'm hoping for alternate ideas. thanks in advance!
 
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Old 07-14-03, 11:58 AM
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How about a piece of lattice work with some removable flower boxes with airy, sprawling plants? Make a frame for the lattice so it would lie on the doors, mount removable flower boxes on it, pots with airy, sprawling plants.

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Old 07-14-03, 07:14 PM
Glen C
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thanks. i'll definately pass that by my wife

I'm thinking also perhaps i buy/build a park-like bench to cover the low end of the opening and have a removable flowerbed bed behind that to make it visually appealing.
 
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