We have a new second story deck (12 x 12). My husband and I don't know what to do underneath as far as a finish...mulch? rubber chips? stone? PLease help me before my non handy husband does the wrong thing???!!!!
that space can be turned into a covered patio area. sorry, i don't have any how-tos but maybe a google search will turn something up. my son has lattice around the bottom of his raised deck & they use it for storage but i'm trying to convince him that he's wasting valuable "pretty" space; they have a shed for storage!
Posts: 2865 | Location: Long Island | Registered: Sep 06, 2007
We have a 2nd story deck and under it we installed two rope swings. The flooring is just little pebbles but eventually we want to do a paver patio and extend the pavers under there. We were going to use the space as a utility/storage area but DH likes to sit under there.
cousin did a whole mini landscape under hers...did a water feature for sound control, some shade loving plants, and finished with a pea gravel (tiny round rock..easy on the grands bare feet) they can bring out chairs if needed...(hers does have an access...)
Posts: 8113 | Location: se mi | Registered: Sep 25, 2002
I built a two level potting bench under my second story deck. It tucked nicely into one corner of the space. I set pavers on the area where I wanted dry feet. The other half of the space is false lamium groundcover. Can't imagine not having this space tucked away in an area that was previously unused! I even hung small pieces of chain above the bench to make filling hanging baskets so much easier. This message has been edited. Last edited by: 3Dlady*,