A deck that is lower to the ground make it feel like an extension of your yard. Another bonus is
A fence makes your yard feel defined and complete. Short, tall, vertical, horizontal, intricate or simple. J & C Deck
Having a large and open deck space leading up to your front door makes lots of room when guests arrive.
Adding a new staircase up to your door is a good idea….. but adding a landing space is genius! Imagine