One of the most efficient and fun places to add living space to your home is under your two-story deck. With the installation of a drainage system such as Trex RainEscape, the possibilities are endless.
If you want to see how much homeowners love their under-deck outdoor living space, search for “under-deck ideas” on Pinterest.
To make the most of this living space, you’ll want to install beautiful lighting. The new Trex® RainEscape® Soffit Light, a directional LED downlight, fits into the ceiling below a deck drainage system on an elevated deck. The energy-efficient and easy-to-install fixture is ideal for use with decks outfitted with the Trex® RainEscape® deck drainage system to complete the look of an under-deck ceiling and living space.
How can you enjoy your underdeck space? Consider these ideas:
Add a big screen TV, sound system, comfortable seating, and a wet bar, and you instantly expand your family space by finishing the area beneath your two-story deck.
You can add a full outdoor kitchen, or you might roll out a portable cart to your patio table and chairs for the neighbors to visit while social distancing. Enjoy eating al fresco without having to worry about the forecast. Add some screening, and you won’t even have to worry about the bugs.
Turn this bonus living space into a play area or playhouse for your children. Get creative with the design, so it flows with the architecture of your home. When they’re too old for a playhouse, use it as extra storage for older kid toys such as bicycles, sports gear and kayaks.
Bring out the poker table or chess set and have a family game night. Install an entertainment system, and your kids will challenge you in Fortnight or Minecraft.
Nothing beats a hot tub in the quiet, private space beneath your two-story deck. Or add a hammock and a stand for a cool drink and a book. Make it your own weekend oasis. Deep breaths.
For more inspiration, visit our photo gallery. And don’t forget the lighting!