Upper Level Decks - Outdoor Environments

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Upper Level Decks

Adding an upper level deck to your home is a great way to create an outdoor living area and add functionality to your yard. Upper level decks create the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors while entertaining, dining, or just relaxing. Decks also offer one of the highest returns on investment for home improvements. Outdoor Environments can help you design the perfect upper level deck for your home that your family will enjoy for years.

Upper level decks, also called elevated decks or second story decks, are the perfect solution for using awkward sloping space in your yard that may otherwise be unusable. If your home has a walkout basement, a second story deck is also a great way to provide access to your backyard from the main floor of your home. This is especially convenient if your kitchen is on the second story and you like to dine or entertain outdoors. Upper level decks also give you a wider visual range than a ground level deck, allowing you to take better advantage of the view from your home.

Outdoor Environments will design your upper level deck to integrate seamlessly with your home and accentuate your landscape. The size of your upper level deck should match the scale of your home. Also take into consideration the placement of windows both on the level of the deck as well as below the deck. The deck design experts at Outdoor Environments can provide insight to help you with the design of your deck as well as with selecting materials.

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Add visual interest and improved functionality with built-in features such as built-in bench seating and planters. Outdoor Environments can also incorporate a variety of deck lighting to extend usability and increase safety. We can vary the type of decking, the direction of placement, and the colors of your upper level deck to create visual interest.

Unlike ground level decks, railing systems are a must for safety purposes on upper level decks. Outdoor Environments offers a wide array of railing options, including wood, iron, and even glass railing that offers unobstructed views. We strongly recommend including stairs with your upper level deck to provide easy access to your yard. Outdoor Environments can include a gate at the top of your stairs for added safety, which is especially important if you have children.

In addition to the actual deck space, a second story deck from Outdoor Environments can also provide usable space beneath the deck. This is an ideal place to create a patio. The entire space below the deck can be designed as "dry space" to allow for a man cave, screened porch, a play area for the kids, or a storage area for lawn and garden equipment. The lower area can also be screened in to create a screened porch. Even if your elevated deck isn't high enough to create a patio, the space beneath can be used for storage of lawn equipment.

Outdoor Environments can accommodate any upper level deck size, design, or budget. For more information about upper level decks in Kansas City, call Outdoor Environments at 913-897-2706.