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ROOF DECKS in cities where space is a lux­ury, a roof deck is like a sur­prise “present.” pent­house units or condo units in a ter­raced build­ing are usu­ally lucky to have roof decks. here are some ways to uti­lize this out­door space. 1. Ur­ban gar­den. cre­ate your own city oa­sis with a potted gar­den; small trees are also wel­come, as long as they fit in the ser­vice el­e­va­tor! make sure you have proper drainage (and a faucet) in the area for when you wa­ter the plants. 2. An ad­di­tional “room.” condo units have lim­ited floor area, and a roof deck is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate an ex­tra “room,” be it a seat­ing or lounge area or an al fresco din­ing spot. use weath­er­proof up­hol­stery and ma­te­ri­als. 3. A smoker’s lounge and bar. add a few cocktail ta­bles and chairs, a weath­er­proof bar, plus ash­trays, and your home will be your friends’ fa­vorite hang-out spot. 4. An ob­ser­va­tory. place a cou­ple of tele­scopes and a seat­ing area, and you’re ready to view the night sky (among other things).

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