Turn Your Deck Into a Living Space

Posted 3 February 2021 4:28 PM by Jase DeBoer

Decks are no longer a simple addition to the outside of your home. Much like any other living area, you can add components that can turn the outside of your home into a luxurious living space. We’ve listed some unique, impactful features you can add to your deck to get more enjoyment from your outdoor space.

Next-Level Kitchens

Your deck can handle more than a simple grill; try adding a full outdoor kitchen! A local Certified Pro can help you plan the best placement for your kitchen features and ensure that the gas, electric and water are set up and installed correctly. Consider adding counter space for food prep, a hand-washing station, and storage space for grilling supplies and other cooking essentials. With the additional cooking space, you’ll be ready for summers full of outdoor grilling and entertaining.

New Creation Decks uses Vault Decking in Mesquite
Extra counter space around an outdoor cooking station is a must-have. This space by New Creation Decks uses Vault Decking in Mesquite.

Built-In Seating

Tired of covering, moving and storing your patio furniture as the weather turns or seasons change? Consider building your furniture directly into the deck. Our Mineral-Based Composite (MBC) Decking is rated for ground and water contact, which means it’s built for a lifetime of use outdoors and makes the perfect material for a permanent seating feature. Simply put away your cushions when not in use and forget the rest.

This seating feature was designed and built by Tara Hill Construction.
Built-in seating will last far longer than any patio set or chair. This seating feature was designed and built by Tara Hill Construction.

Bar Features - Big or Small

Whether you decide to build a simple beverage trough or a full-sized bar, the additional seating and refreshment storage is an easy add-on with major benefits. Being able to keep your guests satisfied without constant trips to the kitchen makes an outdoor bar a no-brainer. If you’re worried about spills and staining, our Voyage Decking features a stain- and fade-resistant cap stock. 

This covered bar feature was designed and built by Premier Outdoor Living.
A full bar or beverage trough is a great upgrade and way to keep guests from grabbing drinks from an old cooler. This covered bar feature was designed and built by Premier Outdoor Living.

All-Season Use With a Hot Tub Feature

If you already have a hot tub or have always dreamed of owning one, integrating this feature into your deck build will instantly make your deck the most luxurious living space at your home. Our Voyage Decking delivers the highest slip resistance available, making it the best choice for your water feature. If you're looking for a simple yet effective way to add additional privacy to your outdoor space, a privacy wall is a great option and can be easily built using our Privacy Lattice.

Cascade Fence and Deck put together this hot tub and seating area, serving as a functional space on the deck.
Our slip-resistant Voyage Decking is the perfect choice to surround your hot tub or pool. Cascade Fence and Deck put together this hot tub and seating area, serving as a functional space on the deck.

Try integrating one of these fun features into your new or existing deck for a personalized touch. Whether it be gaining use into the late summer nights or enabling you to use your deck into the fall and winter months, each add-on offers unique benefits and can extend the use of your deck. If you’re not sure where to start, contact a local Certified Pro to help get you started.

 

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