If your house has a backyard deck, there is a chance that you have some unused space underneath it. If your deck is more than 30 inches above the ground, then there is a way to put it to a practical purpose. Check out these ideas on what to do with space under a deck in your Maryland home.
What to Do with Space Under Low-to-Mid-Elevation Decks
Storing Outdoor Equipment
If it is not possible to stand under your deck and the space is still large enough, then it is the perfect space to use for storage. It can be a great place to store items that do not require protection from the elements, such as kayaks, sleds, garden tools, extra flower pots, power tools, etc. If you would like to use this space to store small items that need protection, store them in weatherproof containers.
If you have a wood-burning stove or fireplace, then the space under a deck is perfect for storing your firewood. Unless you have drainage channels to keep any water from leaking under the deck, you will definitely need to lay a loose tarp over your woodpile and keep the wood on a stand a few inches off the ground.
Latticing It Off
If you use the space under a deck for storage, you may want to close it off with latticework so that animals do not access your supplies and your curb appeal doesn’t look cluttered. A seamless door will make access aesthetically pleasing and secure.
What to Do with Space Under High-Elevation Decks
Create an Outdoor Living Space
If you can stand without any risk of bumping your head under your deck, then it is free game to become an extra outdoor living space. There are many ways to furnish an outdoor living space under a deck, such as installing a swing, a fireplace, a patio set, or all the above.
Integrate It with the Landscaping
If you are not keen on using it as an outdoor seating area, you can also use it for more plants. Integrate it with your landscaping with potted or in-the-ground plants.
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