Aren’t rooftops just wonderful? You can turn them into anything you want, depending on the budget you have. You can install a swimming pool, deck or patio, barbecue grill, firepit, bar, or garden. The possibilities are endless. You are only limited by, well, your budget and your imagination. But if you have the skills to DIY most of these ideas, you’ll be having an amazing rooftop space in no time.
The first thing that you need to do is to install a helix spiral staircase to reach the rooftop. Why a spiral staircase? It saves a lot of room, and it also fits the idea of the rooftop being a place where friends can gather and be merry. Imagine your college dorm’s rooftop. Didn’t you, even at one point, sneak through a metal staircase to get to the rooftop and just marvel at the streets below you?
Keep It Open
If you live far from the prying eyes of your neighbours, you can keep your rooftop open (meaning without a roof). You want to maximize the space as much as possible, and putting an awning, a shade, or a roof overhead will make the space look smaller than it is. However, if you live in an area where there are other houses or buildings taller than your rooftop, you can consider putting up a shade that you can use as a cover for your private events.
Grow a Garden
Growing a garden on your rooftop isn’t easy. It will take a lot of time and effort. But it’s the most rewarding thing that you can do on your rooftop. You can create a sanctuary where you can put up a reading nook or mingle with your friends over coffee and pastries. Make sure that when choosing plants to grow, these are plants that are easy to maintain and won’t require too much pruning and water. Maybe think about a succulent garden?
Choose Furniture Carefully
If you are going to use your rooftop to welcome guests, you have to put up furniture that can accommodate the number of guests you’re going to have at any given time. Then, of course, there’s the matter of weather conditions. If it’s constantly raining or snowing in your area, a lounge with mattress and soft pillows might not be the best furniture choice. Maybe you can invest in a few rattan chairs and wooden benches.
Invest in the Flooring
The most expensive part of renovating the rooftop is the flooring. What kind of materials are you going to use? Wood? Cement? Pebbles? It all depends on the kind of theme that you want to have on your rooftop. Always keep the flooring materials in mind because it can change the whole look of the space.
Add a Focal Point
The focal point will draw the attention of your guests. This should be something that is so stunning it’s hard for anyone to just ignore it. Think of the focal point as the best area of the rooftop. You can put up a fountain, tall tree, sculpture or statue, beautiful arrangement of plants and flowers, or firepit.
These amazing ideas and tips should transform your rooftop into a sanctuary where you can host parties and other types of gatherings. Remember that you don’t have to spend a fortune to transform your rooftop. With just enough skills and help from your friends, you can slowly turn this space into something special and everyone will enjoy.