Love your yard with these outdoor deck design ideas

by Carolyn Andrews 02/11/2024

There are many choices involved in building a new outdoor deck. Size, shape, style and building materials are just some variables involved in the project. To create a truly excellent outdoor living space, it’s crucial to think beyond the basics and choose the best design for your lifestyle.

If you’re interested in ideas for stellar outdoor deck design, here are some options to consider:

Celebrate the view with a balcony-style deck

Does your home boast a beautiful view? Whether it’s a neighborhood vista or a view of your beautiful landscaping, building a balcony-style deck is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors at home.

A balcony-style deck design is simple and relatively easy to install. For a small outdoor space, try including built-in seating in your deck design. Ensuring that your deck connects to the side of your home will also save valuable square footage while still providing an exceptional place to enjoy the natural beauty of your yard.

Incorporate a swimming pool or hot tub for at-home luxury

You can create your own spa-like outdoor oasis by including a pool or hot tub into your deck design. A raised deck with a sunken hot tub is the perfect way to achieve a sleek, uncluttered aesthetic. If your yard already has a swimming pool, building an enclosed deck to surround it creates both functionality and privacy.

If you prefer to relax by the water, include lounge chairs and an outdoor coffee table where you can enjoy your downtime. You can make your deck even more luxurious by including plenty of water-resistant throw pillows and an outdoor rug.

Enjoy your deck all year with a cozy fire pit

A fire pit is a popular focal point for any outdoor living space, and can make a perfect addition to your deck design. With the myriad styles of fire pit available to buy and build, finding the best choice for your deck is easy.

For a rustic vibe, a classic stone or concrete fire pit will do the trick. Otherwise, consider adding an outdoor fireplace to extend your home’s living space into the great outdoors. A brick wall creates the perfect backdrop for a simple, space-saving fire pit you can incorporate into any outdoor dining area or cozy gathering space.

No matter what direction you decide to go with your outdoor deck, these ideas can help you get started in the right direction.

About the Author

Carolyn Andrews

Carolyn Andrews has over 30 years licensed Brokerage experience in both California and Colorado. Born in England, Carolyn moved to California in 1980, then relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1991. Carolyn has also received recognition for Top Sales at RE/MAX Alliance Aurora in 2007-2008 and is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Chairman’s Club, as well as a recipient of the ReMax Lifetime Achievement Award. Carolyn has sold over 2000 homes personally in her career. Carolyn has been actively involved in many aspects of the Real Estate business including investment property, luxury homes, mountain resort property, skiin/ski out, REO/default management, loss mitigation, valuations, and disposition. She has been a speaker and panelist at several conferences and has been consulted on many occasions by various organizations in the REO/financial industries for her expertise and served on many boards. She has attended numerous ongoing classes to stay abreast of changes in the ever-evolving Real Estate industry. She is the prior State Director for Colorado for VAREP(Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals). She is a member of 3 boards of Realtors including Metro Denver, Colorado Springs and Summit County mountain areas. She heads up The Andrews Group and is or has been an active member of NAR, CAR,REOMAC, CIPS, CRS, AREAA, NAPW, NAHREP, and is an original member of the ELITEReal Estate network. She was ranked #1 for most homes sold in Denver 2007 by Denver Board of Realtors, #2 for 2008, and #2 for 2009, #5 in 2010 and #4 in 2011 and has been consistently in the top 10 ever since. Carolyn Andrews has been a top rated Endorsed Local Provider for the Dave Ramsey Organization and also a Top Producing agent for 2018 for the Homelight Company.