Lower Deck Pictures From DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016

Located underneath the home on stilts, the lower deck offers an inviting space for entertaining and lounging, with a live-edge table and different seating options for conversation and enjoying views.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Mark Elias

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Lower Lounge Space

Walls around a workshop that sat underneath this home on stilts were removed, and the space was transformed into a new lower deck made for entertaining and lounging.

Modern Sofa Set

A weatherproof wicker modern patio sofa set in a unique egg-shaped design and upholstered in outdoor fabric offers a comfortable spot to relax on the lower deck.

Details Matter

A galvanized tray that holds candles and a touch of nature dresses up the lower deck's coffee table, which has a tempered glass top and a clean modern design.

Pretty Pillows

Vintage-style cotton linen square throw pillows add both color and a punch of pattern to the lower deck's patio sofa set.

Stylish Side Table

A glass-top side table from the sofa set can be used to rest a glass of cold lemonade, or to display a vase of fresh flowers or nautical accessories for decoration.

Fresh Fish

A fish-cleaning station with sink allows the catch of the day to be prepped before heading to the nearby black-and-stainless gas grill and then to the table for an alfresco meal.

Nautical Touch

The original posts in the lower deck that hold up the house were wrapped in blue and white nautical rope. Two custom yellow-painted planters add a burst of color and provide a home for greenery.

Handy Sink

A sink integrated into the custom concrete counters plus a stainless pull-down spray head faucet with touch-control in the lower deck's fish cleaning station make it easy to prep the catch of the day.

Coordinating Look

A floating soffit above the live-edge table uses oak to match the tabletop below.

Set of Stairs

A set of stairs brings visitors from the upper deck down to this well-detailed lower deck with designated spaces for dining, lounging and enjoying views.

Smart Seating

Eight turquoise adjustable-height bar stools with a metal frame and footrest provide colorful seating at the custom live-edge table.

Tremendous Prize

The exciting prize package for DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016 includes a check for $50,000.

Commanding Views

Serene water views can be enjoyed from the custom Laurel Oak live-edge table in the shaded lower deck.

Creative Custom Pendants

Gas cylinders leftover from a previous Blog Cabin were plasma cut in half to create custom pendants over the live edge table.

Great Gas Grill

A six-burner liquid propane gas grill with side burner sits by the custom live edge oak table made for enjoying a leisurely drink or meal with inviting views.

Fabulous Fire Table

The lower deck also includes a seating area with a brown rectangular propane fire table for conversation and enjoying the peaceful scenery on chilly nights.

Enjoy the View

The fire table seating area on the lower deck overlooks expansive nature and water views.

Well-Built Table

Cast from tinted fiber concrete and heavy gauge steel, the rectangular propane fire table includes a 50,000 BTU burner, lava rock, a protective storage cover and more.

Handsome Hand Rail

The lower deck hand rail system includes a tiger wood top cap and a lower portion made of painted pickets, with two rows of cable railing in between so those seated on the deck can still enjoy views.

Dream Location

A glimpse at the beautiful water views that make the location of the DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016 so special can be enjoyed from the fire table seating area on the lower deck.

Beckoning Bridge

From the well-detailed lower deck, the bridge beckons guests to take a walk and enjoy the surrounding nature and water views.

Pleasing Path

A gravel path lined with grasses leads out to the deck and the water. A compact crossover fuel-efficient SUV is part of the DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016 prize package.

Lovely Landscaping

Natural landscaping outside of the lower deck enhances and frames the deck and base of the home to create a finished look.

Utility Tractor

A powerful sub-compact utility tractor with ergonomic seat, armrests and fender lights makes it easy to load, transport and dig in to get yard work done.

Built for Strength

The tractor loader backhoe includes a curved boom design and powerful diesel engine.

Natural Mulch

Pine straw used around the property acts as a natural mulch that helps keep down weeds and trap moisture.

Old and New

Existing palms that grow around the home naturally were tied into the home's new landscaping.