Pimp My Roof
February 10, 2012 9:02 AM Subscribe
My new apartment has an accessible roof with an awesome view, and this summer I would like it to be an Awesome Party Spot. At the moment it is completely bare. What makes YOUR roof great?
posted by showbiz_liz to Home & Garden (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The roof, at the moment, is nothing more than a flat surface with (annoyingly) some raised beams running across it. (So like- five feet of flatness, a raised area about a foot high by a foot wide, repeat.) Another irritating feature: it's only accessible by trap door. We apparently share it with two neighbors who have their own trap doors, so we can only really furnish the middle section, but we could get some lightweight chairs and move them around if needed.
I have never attempted to furnish or decorate a space like this, so I'd like some inspiration. So far I'm thinking of a little table with chairs, some solar-powered Christmas lights from Ikea, maybe some potted plants and a gas grill... what's necessary? What's nice? What SEEMS like it would be nice but is actually just pointless or annoying? What am I missing?
Personal experience and links to inspiration are both welcome!