Did you know the space underneath your second-story deck doesn’t have to go to waste? With most decks, the space that is under the elevated deck isn’t very usable. It’s tough to get grass and other plants to grow there because of the shade. If you don’t have an under-deck drainage system, the area beneath the deck tends to be damp and musty and the deck substructure can rot and decay without moisture protection.
So, if you are looking to double your outdoor living space and create a dry area underneath your second-story deck then you need to install Trex RainEscape. Once installed, you can add a second level of decking on the ground level, build a brick or stone patio underneath the deck, or use the area for storage. Here are a few other things you can do with dry space beneath your second-story deck.
What to Do with All That Space
Ultimate entertainment space – If you love to entertain, just about any configuration you can dream up can be incorporated into the dry living space underneath your deck. You can install a fire pit, outdoor heaters, hot tubs, ceiling fans, lighting, televisions, video games, wet bars, brick pizza ovens and just about anything else you can imagine in the space beneath your deck. Create a cozy space to have a glass of wine with friends or picnic tables to have big neighborhood barbeques. The possibilities are endless when the space beneath the deck is dry and free from the elements.
Zen minimalist space – If relaxing on your own is more your style, you could use the dry space underneath your deck for a cozy outdoor couch, a hammock and a small water feature. Create a space with comfy pillows and a heater to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. You could also use the space to roll out a yoga mat and practice or meditate while being outdoors.
Storage for your outdoor odds and ends – The dry space underneath your deck is a great place to store those outdoor odds and ends to protect them from rain or snow. You won’t clutter up your garage and you can forego adding a shed to your yard when you have dry space beneath your deck. You can use the space to store items like patio furniture, grills, smokers, bikes, lawn mower, outdoor toys and more.
Whatever your taste, you can tailor your outdoor space to your preferences with Trex RainEscape. Looking for some deck inspiration? Check out these amazing Trex RainEscape creations!