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Transform The Space Under Your Deck

Posted on: October 14, 2011

If you have an elevated deck that has nothing under it but dirt and weeds, you may want to consider turning it into usable space! Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your patio! Fall is a perfect time to sit outside on your patio, especially if you have an outdoor fireplace.

The landscape designers at Four Seasons can design an under deck patio or landscape the space under your deck into a usable, beautiful area.

Under Deck Ideas

There are a number of ways you can transform the space under your deck into a usable area. Although adding a patio is one of the most popular ideas, there are other things you can do, including:

Storage space – if you have a lot of room under your deck, why not use it for storage? This is an especially good idea if you find your garage is always getting cluttered! The area under your deck is great for storing anything from the kids’ bikes to rakes, lawn mower gas and other maintenance tools.

Grill and eating area – do you like to grill often? Turn your space into a nice grill and dining area? This way you can use the grill and eat outside on a nice evening, even when it’s raining!

Lattice – if you have a deck that is several feet off the ground but not raised enough to put an eating area or patio underneath, consider adding a lattice wall! It is a cost-effective way to dress up the beams and support system without being overbearing.

Decorative landscaping pieces – though plants and flowers aren’t the best idea due to the lack of sunlight under the deck, other decorative landscaping ornaments are great for this space. Anything from landscape lighting and benches to a water fountain or small pond or decorative pieces will be enough to transform the space into an attractive, usable area.

Hot tub/relaxation area – if you don’t have enough room on your deck but want a nice spot to relax in the water, you can always put a hot tub underneath the deck. It’s the perfect way to warm up on the cold nights that are coming our way! If you have small children, the space under your deck is also ideal for a plastic kiddie pool.

Under Deck Patio Ideas

The ultimate under deck idea is a patio – particularly if you like to entertain outside a lot or enjoy sitting outside no matter what time of year it is. With the right patio design, the space under your deck can be transformed from wasteful to tasteful! From stone patios to brick patios to concrete paver patios, Four Seasons has done it all and can design an under deck patio.

Having a patio under your deck is great because it makes that space not only usable (and beautiful!) but it allows for great flexibility as well. No more canceling your party at the last minute because of the rain! No matter what your preference is – a stone patio with an outdoor fireplace and sitting area or a patio with a full outdoor kitchen, table and flat screen TV – a deck under your patio can be a great addition to your yard and ensure you make the most of your space!

Contact Four Seasons today to learn more about under deck ideas or if you want a new patio to transform the space underneath your deck into an area you’ll use every day!

 


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