Looking to have a Maryland deck building company install a new deck off the back of your house this year? It’s a great investment, and something you most certainly won’t regret, but what will you do with all the covered space underneath now? With the creation of a raised upper-level deck comes the creation of a new shaded space below. Here are some ideas on what to do with the space underneath your deck.
A New Patio
Does your house have a basement that exits to the area below your new deck? If this is the case, then the best option for this space is going to be some sort of a new patio area. Add a little furniture and you have a more private entertaining area which you can use during the hottest parts of the day.
Create a Storage Area
Sometimes, the added shaded area won’t offer enough head-room to actually do anything functional with it If this is the case, we recommend adding or building a storage shed underneath your new deck. It will maximize the use of the space while adding storage to an otherwise useless area. You can even hide the new storage shed by adding lattice to the bottom of your new deck.
If you have kids or grandchildren, this newly provided space underneath your deck could be the perfect opportunity to build something for your kids. It may feel a little cramped down there for you, but the kids won’t mind if you add a sand box, some swings, and some other playground-like features.
When building an upper-level deck, you’re also creating a potential roof for a room below. The only question is what to do with it. Here in Maryland, one great idea could be a screened-in porch area to host dinners without the presence of bugs. This is a great idea for those home-owners who enjoy eating steamed crabs in the summer-time and want a shaded area protected from pesky flies.
If you’re having a new deck installed this year, be sure to think big picture and also consider what to do with the space underneath. For help with building a new deck, be contact an experienced Maryland deck building contractor. Custom Deck Builders is the area’s leading deck building company in Southern Pennsylvania and Maryland. For more information, and for a free quote, give us a call today or fill out the form on our website!