Wonderful Under Deck Ideas

Are you wasting space under your deck? If you have a raised deck with space that doesn’t get used, you can improve your yard, functionally and, in some cases, aesthetically, by using it through these wonderful under deck ideas.  Although spring is still a few months away, it’s not too early to start considering patio designs if your deck is high enough and you have unused space underneath it.

patio under deck with a poolPatio under Deck with a Pool

If you have the space under your deck but have no idea what you want to use it for, there are, fortunately, we’ve come up with a short list of under deck ideas to help you get started!

beauty concept for patio deck

Beauty Concept for Patio Deck

Patio – under-deck patios are incredibly beneficial. Installing a patio under your deck, if space allows for it, is not only one of the best ways to spruce up your yard physically, but can also allow your yard to better meet your needs regardless of the time of year, weather conditions, etc. For instance, with the cover of the deck providing a natural pavilion, you’ll never have to cancel outdoor parties at the last minute because it’s raining. Your under-deck patio can be as simple or as decoratively elaborate as you want—Shanco has installed many different patios. Your under-deck patio design can be as simple as a stone space with a table, chairs, and fire pit. Or it can include an outdoor fireplace, a kitchen island with a sink, and a beautiful retaining wall.

livingroom under the deck

Living Room under The Deck

Storage space – if you have unused space under your deck, why not use it for storage? You can stow lawn mowers, yard and gardening tools, the kids’ bikes, etc. This is especially helpful if you don’t have a shed in your yard.

Lattice – a lattice is a good idea if you have a deck that is several feet off the ground but not raised enough to put a patio underneath. Lattices can help enhance any yard, regardless of its shape or size.

seating area in circular deck

Seating Area in Circular Deck

Hot tub – if you enjoy relaxing in the hot tub, you can use the extra space under your deck to set up a little area with a hot tub or Jacuzzi. It’s a great way to spend cold January nights or cool, crisp evenings in the fall, especially when combined with an outdoor fireplace or fire pit!

Decorative landscaping – if you don’t want to install a whole patio, a simpler decorative landscaping piece is a good alternative. You can incorporate anything from a water fountain to a table and chair set. Even putting in a simple bench can do the trick.

storage under the deck

Storage under the Deck

If you need some other under deck ideas, it’s always helpful to look online and flip through home and yard design magazines.