Underdeck Design Ideas

Maximize the wasted space under your deck with this expert advice and design inspiration.

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Photo By: Image courtesy of Southeastern Underdeck, photo by Tim Small

Photo By: Image courtesy of Southeastern Underdeck, photo by Tim Small

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Photo By: Image courtesy of MOSAIC Group, www.mosaicgroupatlanta.com

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Photo By: Photo courtesy of Southeastern Underdeck Systems, www.Southeasternunderdeck.com

Poolside Comfort

On those particularly hot summer days, you can relax in the shade of your underdeck with the aid of some ceiling fans instead of roasting by the pool.

Installing an Underdeck System

After the pitch of your underdeck has been determined, the wall channel installed and the gutters and downspouts attached, your exposed ceiling is ready for the underdeck paneling to be installed.

Panel Discussion

This short pile of aluminum panels will soon be installed as the new underdeck ceiling. Aluminum makes an excellent panel material because it will never rust, is easy to remove for periodic cleaning and will last for many years if you take care of it.

Before and After

Here is what an underdeck system looks like when it is being installed. You can see the original ceiling as well as the new white aluminum panels which are going to transform the look of the space from an unfinished area to a bright, attractive open air room.

Added Value

What was once an unused part of the house is now a welcoming screened-in porch which offers additional outdoor space and an additional enticement for future home buyers.

Double Decker

Party above, party below. You can increase your entertainment space simply by adding an underdeck system to your home such as this double deck configuration.

Bead Board Beauty

Brick arches, a paver patio, outdoor furniture, recessed lighting, a ceiling fan with lights and a white bead board underdeck from MOSAIC Group make this open air space the ideal area for entertaining.

Expand Your Playing Field

Having a deck is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and your backyard but you could expand your outside living room with some hardscaping (add a courtyard and dining area) and the addition of an underdeck for larger social gatherings.

Fans of Light

You know that space under your deck that is dark and dreary? Why not brighten it up with an underdeck system featuring ceiling fan/lights, lanterns and a glossy white to make it shine? 

Image the Possibilities

Here is an example of a completed underdeck system which turned a previously unused space into one where you can have a cookout, a card party or just enjoy a quiet hideaway for reading or relaxing. Notice the white gutter on the left which effectively channels all rainwater runoff from the upper deck out into the backyard.

The Perfect Blend

Some underdeck panel colors go well with almost any design you can come up with such as this pool/fountain combo and a handsome double deck accented by purple railings and a Musket Brown underdeck.

The Screened-In Option

Underdecks offer complete versatility in how you use the space. Here is one practical and enjoyable way to enjoy yours—convert it into a screened-in porch.

Colorful Contrasts

When it comes to adding an underdeck system, think like a professional designer and imagine what color schemes and landscaping would look best. For example, here is an inspirational blend of colors and textures.

Cozy Nook

Here’s an inviting example of an underdeck system with an intimate dining and relaxation area. The linen ceiling color is a popular shade among homeowners.

Color Me Cocoa

The range of color possibilities for underdeck systems is endless. Why settle for a traditional white ceiling when you can paint it green, Colonial red, antique ivory or cocoa brown (as pictured here).