For homes that have elevated decks, many homeowners are choosing to create a warm and inviting underdeck space where they can relax and enjoy some quiet time in the shade.
Creating a warm and inviting underdeck space can be an easy weekend project with a huge payoff, giving you another whole area to enjoy. Let’s look at some ways to take your underdeck from wasted space to a warm, cozy nook you can enjoy on crisp fall nights.
Add Some Lights
One of the easiest but most impactful additions to an underdeck space is good lighting. Warm outdoor string lights can instantly make an underdeck space feel magical, warm, and inviting.
Hanging string lights from the underside of your deck is an easy way to add lighting without having to run any electrical wiring. If string lights aren’t your cup of tea you can opt for some outdoor lighting solutions for the side of the house such as sconces.
Invest in Some Seating
Once you have some light, you’ll probably want some furniture. If you are trying to create a warm and cozy space investing in high quality seating is a must. Whether you prefer a swinging bench or a loveseat set, the comfier and more plush the better.
Make sure to choose indoor/outdoor furniture with removable cushions so you can extend their life by bringing the cushions inside when not in use. In addition to seating you may also consider adding a small bar, coffee table, or other functional piece.
Warm it Up
Once you have lights and seating set up, you’ll want to make it warm and cozy. By adding a small outdoor space heater you can make it so that the underdeck area is enjoyable later into fall when the temperatures get lower. In the summer a fan can help you stay cool in the shade while still enjoying time outside. In addition to a heater you may want to add some cozy pillows and blankets for keeping warm.
Need an Underdeck to Build Your Nook?
If you are in the market for a new deck and are considering adding an underdeck area give us at North American Deck & Patio a call today. We’d love to help you make your dreams a reality, whether it be a simple deck with a small patio underneath, or a complicated multi level deck and patio combination. We are a premier Anne Arundel county deck company and we’d love to help you make your dreams come true. Call us today!