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Benefits of having a rooftop deck in Chicago

Posted on February 6, 2014 in Blog, Exterior Remodeling

In Chicago, Rooftop Decks Add Enjoyment and Extend Your Living Space

When you think of a deck, chances are good you think of ground-level structures. That’s understandable – most Americans aren’t really familiar with any other form. However, Europe and many other areas have used different deck locations to enhance their enjoyment of their home and provide unique views for centuries. In Chicago, rooftop decks can provide some significant advantages and benefits. Whether you live in town or on the outskirts of the Windy City, there’s a great deal to be gained by considering rooftop decks.

A Bird’s Eye View

The view from your ground-level deck can sometime leave a lot to be desired. Chances are good that your view is at least partially obstructed by your neighbor’s home, or by other surrounding buildings. Rooftop decks provide you with a bird’s eye view of your surroundings. Not only will you be able to gain a unique perspective on your neighborhood, but you’ll enjoy considerably more privacy than if you were using a ground-level deck.

Increasing Living Space

Outdoor living space is something of a new concept for many Americans. We’re just becoming comfortable with the idea of outdoor kitchens and the like. Outdoor living areas increase the size of your home and provide more living space – just because it’s outside doesn’t mean it’s not living space. This applies to rooftop decks, as well. By installing a deck on the roof, you add that much more square footage for family use. Whether you’re building a cozy nook for two, a sunbathing deck, or a place for the family to gather and enjoy those fine summer evenings in Chicago, rooftop decks can do the trick.

Choice of Design Elements

For homeowners in Chicago, rooftop decks can take on virtually any design or aesthetic desired. Want something rustic to match your home’s design? That’s no problem. Want something modern, minimalist and elegant? Again, that’s not a problem. You can use your rooftop deck to enhance your home’s visual appeal by tying in with your architectural style, or by bringing elements of your interior design to the outdoors. It provides a way to unify your home’s look, but it also allows your personality and sense of style to shine through for all to see.

Multiple Uses

What can you do with rooftop decks? Actually, you can do virtually anything you want. The sky’s the limit here – you’re bound only by your imagination and budget. Some families create lovely sky gardens where they can relax above it all surrounded by the beauty of growing things. Others create secluded areas designed for rest, relaxation and quiet. Yet others want somewhere to enjoy outdoor dining and recreation away from the noise of the street or with a view that complements the occasion. It’s up to you. Whatever you want to do, a deck can be custom designed and built to suit that purpose.

Materials Available

Constructing rooftop decks in Chicago should provide you with many options in terms of construction materials. The underlying support structure will play a role in determining what materials can be used, but most homeowners are able to make use of concrete, wood and engineered materials, allowing rooftop decks to take on any appearance the homeowner might want. From rustic to modern, avant-garde to traditional, it can all be accomplished with the help of a skilled contractor.

The key to creating your rooftop oasis is finding the right company to design and build it. Chicago Xtreme Remodeling will help bring your dreams to life.

BiglarKinyan Design Partnership is a leading full scale interior design and construction / renovations company serving Toronto and surrounding areas. Details regarding their design services can be referenced at: www.bkdp.ca

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