Picture yourself perched on one of these next-level decks, where outdoor living is all about the scenery. Sometimes the best seats in the house are...outside.
Garth is challenged to create a modern, spacious deck while maintaining a log cabin feel. His plan includes redoing their entire wrap-around porch with steel framing and maintenance-free decking, adding a rounded section with a fire pit and expanding the main area to become a fully enclosed glass living space. But, the team is thrown for a loop when the homeowners completely change the design plan with three weeks to spare. Add in weather challenges, rotted-out material and last minute crew changes and this Mega Deck just barely finishes in time.
The Mega Deck team faces unbelievable hurdles with this project: a nearly impassable access road, crazy mountain weather, and a build site that sits on top of a granite boulder, all at an elevation of 9000 ft in Estes Park, CO. But, the build team can sit back and enjoy someone else doing the heavy lifting when they get a helicopter to fly a 1000 lb. spiral staircase to the deck instead of hauling it up themselves. And, at the end, the gable-covered deck with skylights, a custom kitchen, and recessed glass panels, is exactly what the homeowners needed in order to fully enjoy their mountain retreat all year 'round!
A young family calls the team for help with their unsafe wooden deck that's falling apart. Garth and the team face a huge challenge transforming this rickety eyesore into a two-story masterpiece with a stone kitchen and bar, fire and water features and a spiral staircase.
It took a phone call from their daughter for the Mega Crew to jumpstart this deck, but that doesn't mean the whole family isn't thrilled to get it done! The plan is to demo a 1970s-era sunroom and small, disjointed deck to create one space where they can cook, eat, entertain and stay warm. A stone-clad kitchen, two-sided fireplace, water features and custom privacy wall work together to create a cozy and functional space that the whole family can enjoy. And while no-show inspectors, measurement miscalculations and unpredictable spring snow storms all threaten to bring this build to a halt, the crew plows on to close this one out in just eleven weeks.
A couple's home in Parker, Colorado, needs a major deck overhaul to take advantage of the incredible views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver. A $290,000 budget allows the Mega Decks crew to design a 920-square-foot wrap-around deck, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen with granite bar and sliding glass walls.
A mountain home in Conifer, Colorado, gets a $375K deck with a wall-sized stone fireplace, a hot tub that seats 12 and a grill kitchen. Jason's team is pitted against Mother Nature, however, when an icy road leads to a delivery truck crash.
Garth and his team brave sub-freezing temperatures in Idaho to build a $590k multi-level deck with four distinct living areas. The indoor-outdoor space features a pizza oven, a mezzanine-level bar overlooking the Snake River and an infrared sauna.
A multi-generational Texas family transforms the existing deck of their Estes Park, CO, vacation home into a luxurious Mega Deck. The rustic Colorado mountain-themed masterpiece features a gable roof that's seamlessly tied into the home's existing architecture with a skylight that pours in natural light. Inside, a rustic great room gets natural log siding and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace with custom masonry. The finishing touches include a new bar-and-grill station and a hot tub, adding a total of 1,000 square feet to the original deck.
In Castle Pines, Colorado, the crew has a $350,000 budget for a contemporary-style mega deck with a curved, hand-cut stone fireplace, sleek steel pergola and pizza oven. But building outdoors in winter subjects the crew to dangerous icy conditions, and a simple oversight threatens the pergola build. Additional mega-features on this project include a 70-inch TV, state-of-the-art grill and fire pit finished with Colorado buff flagstone.
Transforming a home's 20-year-old wooden deck with views of Pikes Peak, Colorado, into a $400,000 mega deck requires a complete demo and rebuild, complete with 13-foot-tall stone wood-burning fireplace, sliding glass panels to enclose the living area, gas fire pit, two dining areas and a grill station complete with granite countertops and a kegerator. Plans also include redoing a kids' play deck and a master bedroom deck. The challenge is that the property sits on the side of a cliff, with 40-foot drops off the deck level and no access from the postage stamp-sized backyard. Master builder James resorts to innovative building methods to get the job done, all while battling 60-mph wind gusts, blinding fog and death-defying heights.
A couple and their adult kids want to add a new deck to their D'Arbonne Lake home in Louisiana. The current deck is rotting and offers no protection from the heat or insects, so Garth's Southern plantation-style design includes enclosed rooms with air conditioning, as well as two fire features and whirlpool tubs.
The only downside to spending weekends in this custom log cabin in the mountains of Breckenridge, CO, is its scrawny open-air deck that's only useful a few days a year. To help this tiny deck achieve mega status, massive 40-foot-long Western red cedar logs are trucked in from Canada and diamond-studded chainsaws are used alongside heavy machinery to begin the transformation. The finished product will have a three-tier pizza oven with granite serving station, a six-foot gas fire rail with custom masonry and extra tall glass panels to maximize this luxe log cabin's majestic views.
The Mega Deck team transforms a tiny, cramped deck into the perfect outdoor entertaining space with 1600 square feet of luxury. A detailed concrete pour proves challenging for the team and less-than-idea soil conditions are an unwelcome surprise. And, major decisions have to be made before they can finish the focal point of the whole deck- a massive pizza oven! Even with these road bumps, the team pulls off an amazing, partially enclosed, outdoor living space topped off with a wood-burning fireplace, custom kitchen, and hot tub.