We just completed this garage loft, and this customer had the coolest garage ever....had heat & air, with massive amounts of space. Made me very envious :) Anyway, the customer wanted us to install a loft area so he could have a chillax area....he's planning to put in a fridge, desk, sofa, etc. Definitely was a fun project, and the details are below:
- 39'-0" x 16'-0" Loft platform
- Deck level: 100" highest elevation
- Total square footage of platform = 630 sqft
- Yellow Pine lumber and LVL
- Framing only
- All New Frame
- Triple 1-3/4" x 18" LVL beam
- Beam supported at both ends by triple 2x6 stud on top of concrete foundation wall
- Beam supported at 19'-6" by homeowner supplied steel column anchored to concrete floor
- 2x12 joists @ 16" o.c.
- joist hung at both ends
- Existing ledger board already installed by homeowner
- Subfloor will be 3/4", 4' x 8', T&G OSB
- (3) Double 1-3/4" x 11-7/8" joists to support opening for steps
Keep checking back for our Eze Breeze window deck in KY. Our windows have arrived, and the customer has opted for an underdeck system from Underdeck Oasis. Will have some progress photos soon.
Simple, no fuss, wood deck on this market home. A 14' x 20' pressure treated deck, with 280 square feet of space, including the one set of steps. All framing members, decking, railing components and steps were constructed out of Southern Yellow Pine #1. Give us a call if your new home needs something in the backyard!
While waiting for our Eze-Breeze windows to arrive for our Kentucky project, we got this pressure treated deck installed for these customers. The deck details are below:
Please keep checking back for our completion photos of this project. While we're waiting for the Eze- Breeze windows to arrive, we will be finishing up some odds and ends. Give us a call for your covered deck outdoor space.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but so is fall. In fact, it's my favorite. I could live with pumpkins on my porch, pumpkin pie, a chill in the air, orange and yellow leaves all year round if I could. Alot of folks think it's time to cover the grill, turn the patio furniture over, and let the leaves pile up on the deck. Staaaaaahhhhp thinking like that! Get out there and keep those leaves, and other debris off your deck or you're going to ruin your deck boards. Clean it up, dress it up and enjoy the beautiful autumn outside on your deck. Below are some ideas to help you:
Hang some curtains! It will cut some of the wind, and it's a beautiful, elegant look. No curtain/drapery designer needed. Just use some painter's drop cloths, conduit pipe and snap on curtain rings.
Come on baby light my fire........pit. Nothing makes you think of fall more than a nice toasty fire going. There's all kinds of firepit options available from low end to the high end.....simple and rustic, to over the top modern designs.
My opinion is still out on deck heaters only because I've yet to find the "pretty" heaters. There's propane, gas, and electric options out there, mostly with an industrial, functional look. If anyone has found a different design, please enlighten me :)
Put some upholstery out there! Big comfy cushions and pillows. So many water resistant fabric options that you don't have to settle for large flowers or palm tree prints any longer.
Get some cozy throw blankets to hand out to your guests.
A hot drink bar - self serve. You can use anything.....table, small transportable kitchen island, tea cart, purchase or build a small bar. The rest is up to you. Trust me, it will be a hit. I know I would keep visiting you.
If you don't have enough deck room, or the hot drink bar isn't for you, then just simply serve hot drinks. People love good hospitality, and people like to feel needed, so recruit a helper. I would help serve all night for unlimited cups of coffee....there's others like me out there :)