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15 Outdoor Deck Design Ideas for Better Colorado Living

Michael Krueger

Nov 18 2022

Deck Builders Colorado Springs CO

Envision Your Dream Deck

From sun-drenched summer days to crisp autumn evenings, Colorado is world-famous for its breathtaking beauty — and there’s no better place to enjoy it than your own personalized deck.

If you’re looking for deck-building inspiration, you’re in the right place. Our list of outdoor deck ideas has it all: hot tubs, fire pits, pergolas — even rooftop pools! But that’s enough talk. We’ll let the designs speak for themselves.

Enkindle your imagination with these 15 fantastic deck ideas from Krueger Brothers Construction.

Idea 1: Cozy Fire Pit

Looking to brave the Colorado winter in style? A fire pit is just the way to do it. When most homeowners retreat into their houses for the night, you’ll be able to carry the conversation well into the late hours — and, if you’re feeling festive, roast up some marshmallows for s’mores.

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Idea 2: Hot Tub

Whether you’re returning from a trip to the slopes, recovering from a long hike, or simply hoping to relax under the stars, a deck with a hot tub is the best design for you. Hot tubs come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s easy to find one that nicely complements your home.

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Idea 3: Privacy Fence

Nobody wants to deal with nosy neighbors during the day — or the threat of intruders at night! A privacy fence is a great way to solve both problems. Privacy fences provide extra safety and protection, allowing you to maximize your outdoor living space without worrying about prying eyes.

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Idea 4: Pergola + Deck

To strike the right balance between sunlight and shade, pair your deck with a custom-built pergola. You’ll be able to soak up Colorado’s 300 days of sun whenever it suits you, then slip into the shade if the heat becomes overwhelming.

Idea 5: Built-In Bar

It’s no secret: Beverages taste better in the great outdoors. Enhancing your deck with a seamlessly integrated bar is an excellent way to take your outdoor living space to the next level.

Idea 6: Designed for Dining

Here at Krueger Brothers, we firmly believe that every deck should double as a dining area. Whether it’s for a barbecue after the Broncos game or an early morning brunch, a sturdy set of outdoor furniture is a must-have.

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Idea 7: Natural Living

Make the most of Colorado’s pines, aspens, and wildflowers by blending your deck with the surrounding landscape. If a river runs through your property, craft your staircase to look like a waterfall. Or, if you really want to be at home with nature, have a team of professionals construct your decking project around a sprawling tree!

Idea 8: Screened-In Deck

Though Colorado isn’t notorious for bugs and humidity, many homeowners have to fend off a swarm of unwanted insects in the summertime. Achieve victory over the mosquitoes once and for all by installing a fiberglass, aluminum, or stainless steel screen.

Idea 9: Wraparound Deck

Though they’re more expensive than simple decks or pergolas, wraparound decks offer uninterrupted access to Colorado’s gorgeous scenery. Plus, they allow you to give friends and neighbors the full tour of your home without even setting foot inside!

Because of the complexity of most wraparound decks, you’ll want to hire a professional deck builder to bring your design to life.

Idea 10: Covered Deck

As a locally-owned company, we know that Colorado storms are the real deal. Thankfully, you can conquer our state’s blustery winds, blizzards, and squalls by protecting your deck with a robust covering. A covering won’t just shield you from extreme weather — it’ll also increase the lifespan of your beloved deck.

Idea 11: Poolside Deck

When you upgrade your outdoor living area with a pool-deck combo, be sure to use the right decking material. Concrete and brick are popular choices because they provide outstanding traction for slippery feet and stay cool in the noonday sun.

Idea 12: Spiral Staircase

When you’re designing and installing your dream deck, don’t be afraid to get creative! Opting for a decadent spiral staircase is one way to spruce up your outdoor space. If you’d prefer a subtler style, you could also build a staircase and railings in a hue that matches the rest of your deck.

Idea 13: Modern Detached Deck

Though most decks attach to the house, there’s nothing stopping you from building a detached deck. Also known as freestanding or floating decks, detached decks can be installed anywhere on your property, allowing you to choose your own focal point for outdoor gatherings. Freestanding decks are a superb option for homeowners with plenty of space in their yard.

Idea 14: Barbecue Paradise

Some Colorado homeowners want a deck for one simple reason: to grill up brats, hot dogs, and burgers on a Sunday afternoon. At Krueger Brothers, we believe there’s nothing wrong with that at all. If you’re a big fan of barbecue, be sure to save room in your deck design for a top-of-the-line grill and a spacious dining table.

Idea 15: Rooftop Possibilities

They’re not the most popular, but a rooftop deck opens your outdoor living space to a world of new possibilities. Whether you modernize your roof deck with a pool and hot tub or vivify it with a flourishing garden, we’re confident that you’ll be thrilled to have the extra space.

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