When you add a deck to the exterior of your home, you are doing more than just giving yourself a place for enjoying the outdoors. The value of your home benefits, and the amount of space you have to work with increases. However, don’t miss one of the greatest opportunities you get from installing a deck; if you don’t make use of the area below the floor of your structure, you are cheating yourself of valuable square footage.
What you do with the under-deck area depends on the distance of your deck from the ground. Although the most opportunities for creativity come with a raised deck, a deck joined to a ground-level floor is not without its own merit.