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Your Deck Is Gorgeous, But What About Under It? Use These 5 Unique Ideas to Transform it from Blah to WOW

You’ve finally found that gorgeous deck design you’ve always dreamed of, and the yard is looking wonderful. The landscape is lush, green and gorgeous, and your wood deck is just right. But, you have one particularly obnoxious problem left to deal with. What do you do with that huge unused area under your deck? Left alone, it can be blank and vacant at best, an unsightly void space, or junk magnet at its worst. If you’re looking to put that blank slate to use, here are some of our favorite under-deck ideas.

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A Whole New World Under Your Deck  

The first thing you need to realize is this: The options for an under-deck space are limitless. While much of your lawn, garden and patio or deck designs are governed by each other, needing to match or accentuate in all the right ways, your under deck space really doesn’t. This is the easiest spot in the design of your entire property to deviate from the rest. So, the question becomes, what do you need or want?

Outdoor Play Area

We’re always keen on the idea of a tree house for our kids. That is, until we get visions of catastrophic tumbles and sprained ankles. So, the space under your deck can serve the purpose of ‘secret hideaway’ instead! This gives your kids a safe and fun environment for outdoor play, custom-made to their particular play styles. Added bonus, less sunburns!

For The Grown-Ups

Or maybe you’re looking for a little something for the adults, and in that case the world is your oyster. Here are just a few under-deck ideas:

  • Putting green. Need to work on that short-game? Making your under-deck area into a mini golf putting green can be a great use of space, adding entertainment, relaxation and a place to work on those skills all in one space. You’ll likely have some issues getting a nice, lush grass growth under there, but artificial turf can be a great option here.
  • Zen style. Full-size zen gardens are a gorgeous way to fill that space, creating a tranquil and relaxing space that juxtaposes really well with modern landscape and design.
  • Entertainment area. An outdoor entertainment area, replete with plush furniture and audio/video accoutrements can be a really stylish way to bring some outdoor fun with friends and family.
  • Lounge or patio. The under-deck area can make a really awesome space to install a relaxing patio, as they are naturally shielded from excess sunlight, and have a roof to ward off inclement weather.  

Under-Deck Ideas and Landscaping in Montgomery County, MD

Keep a close eye on our blog for more great design ideas and information! Need detailed, perfect landscaping services? Contact us for landscaping in Montgomery County, Maryland!

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