Under Deck Storage Ideas
Make Your Deck or Porch Do Double Duty with Under Deck Storage!
Still trying to find a place to store away all the garden tools, sprinklers, patio furniture and cushions, bikes, BBQ grill, and lawn mower in one convenient location? If you’ve got a deck or elevated back porch, we’ve got the solution with under deck storage! Atlanta Decking can create a great under deck storage area that’s spacious, dry and helps protect all your seasonal items.
Take advantage of that extra space just outside your back door. If you’ve got plenty of headroom under your deck, think about expanding that extra space with a concrete patio or pavers, a lighted ceiling fan and some seating. Presto — you’ve got a new place to relax! But if you don’t have enough height to incorporate a patio under your deck, a storage area might fit nicely. A deck that’s 30 inches or more off the ground is a good candidate for under the deck storage.
A Great Idea that Also Makes Your Home Look Truly Finished! Lattice is often used for skirting a deck around its sides with an access door. This space saving solution provides an excellent way to store gardening tools, children’s toys, bikes, hoses, etc. It also offers privacy and its finished appearance conveys a room-like feel to an outdoor space.
Decision Time: Wet or Dry? Wet storage doesn’t have to be protected from the elements, which means you’ll be storing weatherproof items such as PVC pipe, plastic children’s toys, garden hose, and kayaks. So all those gaps between your decking boards won’t be a problem — let it rain!
You can store other items in your wet-storage space, too — lumber is a good candidate — but it should be elevated off the ground and loosely covered with a waterproof tarp. Smaller items that need to be protected can go in plastic bins with tight-fitting lids.
Creating dry storage means providing a waterproof barrier between the decking boards and the space below. Our under deck storage solutions use a simple, sloped drainage system to keep any runoff at bay. Then we incorporate clapboard, lattice or plank siding to enclose your new under deck storage area so it seamlessly complements your home. Keeping everything dry and organized (especially during inclement weather) will give you a little added peace of mind for years to come.
Have more space under your deck? A storage area under a deck that is 8 feet or more off the ground may accommodate a prefabricated, lockable door. If this area is enclosed and has a waterproof barrier ceiling, it can easily be transformed into a dry workshop area complete with lights and electrical outlets. You may wish to include a finished floor inside. Your new space can serve as a hobbyist’s workshop, file storage, potting shed — even a hideaway for wrapping presents!
Need an under deck storage solution or simply a new deck? Contact us for a free consultation today.