A deck is a great addition to any home – it’s not only a great place to host company or spend a few hours alone to rid yourself of the day’s stresses, but it increases the overall appeal and value of a home as well. One common thing we notice is that when homeowners have a deck built, they often don’t know what they are supposed to do when it comes to the area they are left with underneath. The area under the deck will be a direct reflection of the space above and, in some situations, can be quite large.
We recommend that anybody in this situation take advantage of their newfound space and turn it into a paved paradise for another lounging or storage area. There are many benefits of adding patio pavers under your deck. Reach out to the professionals at Valley Landscaping for more under-deck patio ideas by calling 410.983.6261.
Benefits of Adding Patio Pavers Under Your Deck
Adding pavers under your deck is a great way to finish the under area, making it look nice and require little to no upkeep. If you neglect to pave the area under your deck, you will find yourself left with a patch of dirt and hardy weeds that you’ll find yourself constantly cutting or pulling. If that sounds like fun to you, then there’s no reason to add pavers under your deck, but if you’re like most of us, the thought of having to mow less grass already has a smile forming at the corner of your mouth.
The two main things we see people using their under-deck space for are for storage or a finished patio area. Knowing what you plan on using your space for is the first step in deciding what direction you want to go with the pavers. If you plan on using the space for storage, there’s no need to go all out on luxury stone pavers – we find that basic, affordable concrete pavers more than suffice in this application. If you plan on using the space for another patio, you’re probably going to want to invest a little more on the pavers to get the finished look you want. If your home is stone or brick, you can match the existing material or complement the colors differently.
Under Deck Patio Ideas
Designing an under-deck patio can be a fun and exciting process for the entire household. The possibilities are endless, but most patios serve as secondary social spaces modeled after existing rooms inside the home – such as a living room, kitchen, or both. The length to which these spaces are finished varies drastically from job to job, so deciding on what you want your finished product to serve as is the most important step.
Having an under-deck patio is a great way to enjoy all the benefits of the above deck but without being exposed to the elements. Installing a basic lounge is one of the most popular ways we see people dealing with this new space. This can be as simple as a few pieces of outdoor furniture and a fireplace or as extravagant as a built-in fireplace, cocktail bar, and kitchen. The possibilities are endless with what you do here. Consider the following options:
- Stone garden wall
- Accent gardens
- Water feature
Learn More About Under Deck Patio Design at Valley Landscaping
With nearly 20 years in the business at Valley Landscaping, we have the technical hardscaping knowledge necessary to transform your new under-deck area into the paved patio of your dreams. Contact Valley Landscaping today at 410.983.6261 to schedule a free consultation and quote with one of our professionals.