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Clever Rooftop Designs

Whether you just bought a penthouse or are planning to build a home with an interesting rooftop space, there are plenty of concepts for how to make the top of your abode more accommodating to guests and more fun for you to enjoy. Ideas such as a rooftop terrace, garden, or barbecue area are all possible in small and large spaces alike. Maybe you’re considering rooftop floating decks or a sunbathing area with lounge chairs, both of which are easy to install as well! Here are some other ideas of how to design your lofty space so that it’s a go-to spot to bring friends and family.

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Wooden Deck

Wooden decks are great if you want an earthy feel to your rooftop. You can easily add a small pagoda or plants to add some depth and color to your area or a fire pit in the center if you live in chillier climates. With a recessed center in the deck, you can install a fire pit so that everyone can sit around the warming flames on cold nights and enjoy a s’more or roasted hot dog. To round out your wooden deck, you could even consider adding a grill or a bar area so you can easily spend hours in the open air.


There’s no better place to cultivate some vegetation than on the roof. There’s plenty of sun and great air flow, so your plants can thrive with minimal upkeep. Depending on your decor, you can install planters around the edges of the roof to create a lush buffer between yourself and the world. Steel planters can give you a more industrial feel, while colorful pottery or wooden baskets can feel more whimsical and artistic.

There are plenty of ways to customize your rooftop to fit your style!

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