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All You Need to Know About Backyards and Roof Decks

If you are lucky enough to have a Roof Deck or a Backyard, you need to remember that these places are not just a part of your house, they are also part of your lifestyle. Whether in the city, or the suburbs, Roof Decks and Backyards add value to your property. Roof Decks are a great way to create a serene space to relax after work or on weekends or to have a get together BBQ.  

Roof decks are mostly found in cities due to the lack of space but even if you have a patio or outdoor space, you should consider some rooftop decor for that area to lounge in. 

Types of Roof Deck 

The first step to put together a beautiful roof deck is to determine the purpose of your space. You can choose from these following options depending on your needs

  1. Lounge Area: Most people in cities use Roof Decks as a lounging area. If your goal is to have a lounge area, you should consider adding a lot of creative seating options, fireplace, throw in some pillows and cushions or some eye catching round table. 
  2. Garden on terrace: This newest trend of rooftop garden is not just good for aesthetics but it also protects your roof deck from wear and tear. Second, they also help insulate your home which saves money on heating and cooling. 
  3. Dining Space: If you are someone who craves outdoor dining, this is your opportunity to shine! You’ll basically just need a good dining table and you can add a bar and BBQ
  4. Pool/Jacuzzi: Many people in the city enjoy a pool or Jacuzzi on their rooftop so they can relax by the pool with a great view. Setting this up might not be easy since you’ll need to hire someone to do this but if you like a Hollywood lifestyle, go for it. 
  5. Hybrid: Some can’t be satisfied with just one use of their roof deck so they’ll create a hybrid like garden and dining or pool and dining or more! 

Tips to organize your Roof Deck 

Get creative with the seating space

rooftop seating

Have a bar and a BBQ 

BBQ and Bar on Roof Deck

Add a fireplace if you live in a cooler area 

Creative ways to have a fireplace on Roof Deck


Consider dividing the deck into dining area and lounging area

Dining and lounge on Roof Deck

Grow your herb garden 

herb garden on your roof deck

Greenery helps with the design and keeps it Zen 

greenery helps roof tops and the house

Keep it simple with a bench and cute pillows 

cute pillows and seating roof top

Add an outdoor misting systemmisting system for roof tops


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Mark Trompeter

Jersey City's Unofficial Mayor! Mark offers over a decade of experience in luxury Jersey City and Hoboken real estate. He's been ranked Weichert, REALTORS® top 10 sales associates consistently for the past several years, and has generated approximately $75 million in real estate sales throughout the course of his career. With a degree in communications from Hofstra University, Mark instills in his team the values of communication, contact and total availability for clients. Born and raised in New York City, and a Jersey City resident for over a decade, Mark knows the city better than anyone and is often referred to as the "unofficial mayor" by many neighbors and locals with whom he's developed lasting relationships. His experience in premier residential real estate over the past 16 years, and expertise in marketing and sales for over 20 years, has given him the ability to understand and navigate the many complex transactions in real estate. From new construction, to high rise condominiums or multi-family homes Mark brings a unique real estate perspective with his long-time experience in the field, and passion for the communities outside his front door.

One Response to “All You Need to Know About Backyards and Roof Decks”

  • I love that you pointed out that having a deck for dining outside is a great idea. As you said, you can just add a good dining table and bar, and you’re done. It definitely sparked an interest in me, and I might consider having a deck in the garden area by next year. It would be a great bonding experience when my parents and in-laws visit from time to time.

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