Utilize Your Urban Space

Posted 18 October 2017 12:00 PM by Jase DeBoer

Don’t miss out on creating your ideal outdoor space for entertainment and relaxation just because you live in a downtown area. Rooftop decks provide the perfect space to create an enjoyable outdoor living area.

A rooftop deck provides outdoor entertaining space that you wouldn’t typically find in the downtown areas of larger cities like Chicago or Los Angeles. Recently, Deckorators® put a spotlight on one of our Certified Pro’s, Joel Boyer from Unique Deck Builders, because he specializes in creating rooftop decks using Deckorators Vault decking. Vault composite decking is lightweight and easy to handle on the jobsite, offering the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio. Below are examples of a few urban living spaces that Unique Deck Builders created as well as some design tips.   

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Comfortable seating such as a wrap-around wicker sectional adds a cozy feel to your space. Storage benches provide a useful space for storing cushions and decorative pillows when there is rainy or windy weather. 

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Urban spaces often come in close quarters to one another. There are plenty of privacy options available to fit your preferred design. A privacy lattice is a popular choice that can be combined with climbing plants to create a natural barrier between you and your neighbors. Pergolas are also an excellent choice if your neighbors are above you, offering shade and privacy. 

Backyard urban deck over garage

Urban living typically means tighter home quarters. By adding a deck above your garage or backyard storage, you can create more living space and a secluded courtyard by your home. This area can be used for guests to gather when cooking out or relaxing around a fire.

Deckorators also makes it easy to locate a contractor that can help you design and build your urban living space.