Rooftop Deck Design Ideas
This coastal rooftop was transformed from a barren windswept space into a modern outdoor entertainer complete with floating built in lounge, daybed and bar. The design is simple yet bold using a limited palette of strong colours and materials similar to the contemporary interior of the residence. Striking elements include the timber deck curving up in a wave shape and the apple green colour of the wall behind. Furnishings and plants in the same green or bright white further add to the fresh eye popping composition. Perfect for intimate drinks on a summers evening or partying into the night.
The outside kitchen was constructed using black galaxy granite tops and compact laminate cupboards (which can withstand complete exposure to the outside elements). A bespoke stainless steel splashback completed the seamless look. An oversized stainless sink, extending tap, bbq, commercial gas oven and glass/dish washing machine and bar/food fridge completed the design.
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This view of this Chicago rooftop deck from the guest bedroom. The cedar pergola is lit up at night underneath. On top of the pergola is live roof material which provide shade and beauty from above. The walls are sleek and contemporary using two three materials. Cedar, steel, and frosted acrylic panels. The modern rooftop is on a garage in wicker park. The decking on the rooftop is composite and built over a frame. Roof has irrigation system to water all plants.
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Carefree Including plants with loose forms, such as billowing grasses and vines, in built-in planters creates a more carefree feel. This roof deck in Notting Hill, UK, has a laid-back, almost Mediterranean mood thanks to built-in planters filled with swaying ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’), rosemary and echeveria, and ivy and fragrant confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) covering the back wall. While they may look like miniature tre - margdano