The simplest way to get that extra space is building a ground level deck.
Decks Repair Chicago is specialized in ground level decks and we can build it the way you chose.
Either attached to your house or freestanding. This type of decks is really effective in providing usable space over damp, rocky or relatively uneven terrain.
You can choose the attached type so you can have easy access from the house directly to the deck giving you the feeling that your deck it’s just an extension of the indoor to the outdoor. If you choose the freestanding one, you can always attach a pool and a gazebo, that can give you sun protection in really hot days.
Ground level decks are easy to build, install and they are really useful for the constructions that cannot have any other type of decks.