For some homeowners, a deck is not only an entertainment space but also a living space. However, some homeowners may feel that the space available to them is too prohibitive for them to entertain the addition of a deck. The good news is that through proper planning with deck builders, you can always find a way of creating this outdoor living space as long as you have some yard space, however little, available to you. Here are some handy tips you can use when contemplating incorporating a deck to a residence with limited space.
Use bi-fold doors to access your deck
One of the best ways of making the most of the space available to you would be having your deck connect directly to your indoor living space. This can be done by knocking down a wall and installing bi-fold doors. This gives the deck an illusion of increased space as you can easily transition from being in the home to outdoors. During warm weather, you can fully open the bi-fold doors and have direct access onto your deck, which will appear larger as it merges seamlessly with the indoors. During foul weather, you can keep the bi-fold doors closed to ensure that your indoor space is not compromised by the elements.
Incorporate storage solutions to your deck design
If you have limited space, the last thing you would want is your deck to appear cluttered. The more items that you have on the deck, the less space available for entertaining and the more claustrophobic the space will feel. When designing the deck, have the decking contractors incorporate storage solutions in the various aspects of the construction. For instance, rather than buying furniture for the deck, have benches erected on the deck with inbuilt storage space underneath them, if the deck will be used as a play area, have under deck doors installed which will ensure toys do not take up precious floor space. Consult with your decking contractor about the numerous other storage solutions that can be readily incorporated while deck construction is underway.
Opt to have your deck constructed in levels
Although floor space may be prohibitive is you have a small yard, it does not mean that you contractors cannot expand vertically. Another way of making the most of space would be by having your deck constructed in levels. This allows for separate entertainment spaces without having the place become too congested.