3 Shed Under Deck Ideas
Last updated Monday, February 20th, 2023
Tips to Utilize Your Space Under Your Deck
Backyard decks are one example of a popular addition to many homes, so much so that they can be seen in practically every neighborhood. And it makes sense… who wouldn’t want an easily accessible outdoor space to be able to relax after a long day? If you have a deck, there are many things that you can do with it that you may not have considered.
One problem many of us have is the lack of storage space in our homes. There’s only so much you can do to store what you need to. One idea that is growing in popularity is under deck shed storage. Have you considered converting the drab space under your backyard deck to a storage area? Don’t feel bad if it never occurred to you because you’re not alone.
Over the years, deck structures have come a long way in both design and practicality. And the options available for both the deck itself and the space underneath have grown at an amazing rate.
For today, let’s focus on the possibility of storage space underneath a deck. Oftentimes these spaces end up being an ugly cement slab with boring, albeit practical, support beams. Or even worse, this just ends up being wasted space without a purpose.
It doesn’t have to be that way. With some cool ideas, inspiration, and great planning, you can transform this space from drab and useless to cool and practical in no time. We’re here to give you three ideas on how to utilize the space under your deck.
We all need more storage space, and that not only applies to the inside of the house. There are things that need to be stored outside that matter too. If you have a larger deck, it may be time to consider transforming the area under the deck to a storage space for your hard-to-store outdoor items.
What about the tools and gardening items that you use to keep your yard looking neat and tidy? If you have children, where do you keep outdoor toys or sports equipment? If you don’t have a dedicated space for those types of things, perhaps a garden shed is exactly what you need.
We offer a number of shed models that can be custom built for your storage needs. Pick your style today.
Under Stair Storage Shed
Depending on the size of your space and if you have stairs going up to the deck, there can be some great storage potential hidden right in plain sight. For decks that have stairs, have you considered utilizing that under stair space for outdoor storage?
This could be a simple or complicated project, depending upon your vision for hiding the clutter from view. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate building plan… it’s up to you on what fits your vision.
Or… get a brand new standalone shed built on-site in your backyard.
Stone Veneer Shed
If you are looking at making a practical AND beautiful storage area with character under your deck or deck steps, a stone veneer shed may be more along the lines of what you’re looking for.
Stone veneer is a type of siding that looks like it’s made out of stone but is, in fact, really just a faux stone look on top of a layer of siding material. Stone siding adds a decorative quality to an under deck storage shed.
This is a good option if you are looking for both the practicality of storage space and adding a decorative look to your home.
At Colonial Barns, we don’t offer this type of model, but we definitely think it’s a great idea.