Is your outdoor living area lacking in space? Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to maximize your small deck for optimal enjoyment. Check out these tips and start getting more out of your small deck!

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Dining Table

By building a table-like surface along the side of of your deck and using chairs that tuck beneath the table, you allow for your space to be maximized when the dining area is not in use. For extra small decks, consider building the table surface with hinges underneath, so that the table will lay flush against the deck railing and be propped up only when in use.

Grills & Fire Pits

A small deck doesn’t mean you must avoid essential accessories such as these. Don’t overcrowd the space with a large grill, and instead opt for a pop-up grill made for travel that is easily stored elsewhere when not in use. Table-top fireplaces are an affordable option for homeowners who desire a relaxing and comfortable environment. If space allows, you may be able to have your Maryland deck company build a fire pit into the deck itself. Stand-up heat lamps are also good for saving on space while providing heat to you and your guests during the cooler months.

Think Vertical

Want to add plants and flowers to your deck, but don’t have the floor space? Wall planters that hang vertically can be placed on the outdoor walls of your home or to deck railings so they aren’t taking up any floor space. Add wall hangings that draw your guests’ attention upwards and opt for decorations that can hang from or be placed upon your deck’s railings.


Try to place all furniture around the perimeter of your deck. This helps free up floor space and creates more standing room. Have your Maryland decking contractor build benches and sitting areas off the inside of your deck. This will give you a more open layout and will minimize the amount of furniture needed to decorate the space. Placing an outdoor area rug in the center of your deck can create the illusion of more space as well.

Looking for a Maryland deck builder to help renovate your small space? North American Deck and Patio, LLC. is one of the best deck and patio design companies in the state! We take pride in working with customers with outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes. For more information on small deck solutions or to start working with a professional on your next decking project, contact us today!

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