A deck for the patio is always a welcome option. However, have you considered a deck for the second floor? Aside from a more charming home, the benefits of a second-story deck are aplenty. This is a major renovation that will immediately pay itself off.
Why a Second-Story Deck Is Beneficial
The most obvious benefit of a second-story deck is the additional living space. You acquire more in-home roaming space without taking up extra space in the floor below. Plus, don’t you think it’s just plain cool to have a barbecue on a balcony deck overlooking the neighborhood? This would be an exceptional setting for a social gathering.
Also, should you ever sell the home, a second-story deck is one amazing selling point. Assuming the deck meets building codes, the structure should also raise the property’s value.
Decorating a Second-Story Deck
With a deck on an upper floor, you also have more expansive decorating options. This goes for both the deck and the space directly below.
For the deck, we recommend a pergola or rails that match the exterior color and texture of the walls. This helps the deck blend with the structure as a single unit.
For the space below, don’t just let it be bare, with nothing but a patch of grass or concrete. The spot can be equally inviting and usable by adding a distinct set of patio furniture. Consider a set of wicker or ottoman chairs and a small tea table wedged between raised garden beds.
We Install Ground Floor and Second-Story Decks
Give Allied Construction a call to enquire about your decking options. See our gallery for inspiration. An upper deck, along with a fence to go with it, would be an exquisite exterior renovation. The benefits of a second-story deck make this an idea worthy of contemplation.
Conventional and Second-Story Deck Installations
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