The summer is the perfect time to entertain:
- Celebrate students graduating or friends tying the knot.
- Plunge into the pool as the soccer, lacrosse, baseball or softball season ends.
- Serve up some burgers and cold refreshment after work for TGIF.
So many combinations for summer fun — and so many possibilities for the weather to interfere! Don’t get stuck with 10-year-olds bouncing off the walls, stuck inside during the deluge. Don’t move all the bridal shower fun inside just because there’s a passing shower.
Under-deck Solutions for Entertaining
The solution? Create a covered space to keep the party going. The space under your two-story deck is perfect for creating a patio, screened-in porch, or closed-in sunroom. With this extra space, you can entertain rain or shine.
The first step is to create a dry space. Trex RainEscape provides an exceptional complete under-deck drainage system. Using a network of troughs and gutters, Trex RainEscape keeps rain, spills and snowmelt from dripping through elevated deck boards.
Next, you can install a ceiling to create a more finished living space with lights and fans. With a protected space, you can be as creative as you like with hot tubs, wet bars, outdoor kitchens, or entertainment systems. Grill or lie in the hammock even on rainy days.
Let’s start the party!
Once you have your protected party spot set up, you can plan the event of the summer with these tips:
- Offer plenty of seating. Check out these beautiful collections from Trex.
- Serve up summertime favorites. Make homemade ice cream, slice up a farm fresh watermelon, or pack a cooler with ice pops.
- Make a mix. Don’t forget to set up a fun playlist ahead of time with favorites that your guests will recognize.
- Keep it cool. Make sure you store up ice and keep the fans blowing.
- Reuse, recycle, repeat. Keep a marker handy for guests to write their names on their plastic cups or offer fun tags to attach to wine glasses. Place a covered bin in a handy place for guests to recycle cans and bottles.
It’s not too late to get your deck party ready for the summer. Start here.