In some countries around the world, rooftops have long been used for purposes other than simply protecting buildings against the elements, but in most places, especially in cities, the roof is generally considered to be nothing more than a cover for the building. If you have a rooftop that is solid enough to allow for safe moving around, here are some great ways to transform the roof into a productive space:
- Use it as a garden – in some buildings, transporting water to the roof can be challenging, but the effort is surely worthwhile. You can use larger or smaller planters, the important thing is to choose plant varieties that can resist heat and dryness;
- Recreational areas – roofs are great for creating recreational spaces as well. All you need is a couple of chairs, a table and a large umbrella or a portable gazebo for creating shade;
- An area where you can entertain your guests – roofs are great for hosting parties as well. You need to make sure that the roof is completely safe for the number of people that you want to invite and installing rails on the sides is a great way to further increase safety, too.
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