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.
The Mega Decks crew is faced with their most difficult task to date, delivering side-by-side penthouse decks to neighboring couples in a historic Denver, Colorado, high-rise. The only way to get building materials to the rooftop of the 6-story building is with a crane, and the build team scrambles to carve out space amid multiple crane deliveries. In the end, the crew completes $500k Mega Decks complete with indoor/outdoor rooms, top-of-the-line grill stations, an Alaskan cedar hot tub and a 180-square-foot artificial lawn on a penthouse rooftop.
Garth travels to the Lone Star State to build its first mega deck. Following the mantra "Everything's bigger in Texas," Garth unifies a disjointed patio, doubling the floor space and quadrupling the covered living area. The $325,000 deck is finished with fire pits, a swim spa and a mesquite bar top.
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.
A former Mega Decks customer buys a new house and needs a new deck. Can designer Andy and the build crew live up to the client's heightened expectations and deliver a second mega deck that beats the first? Jason leads a $225,000 build that includes a complicated roof on existing architecture, a soaring tongue-and-groove ceiling with a skylight, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace with an articulated mounted TV, a state-of-the-art grilling station, four seating areas, moveable glass walls and a 14-foot fire rail with stone masonry.
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.
A couple in Black Forest, Colorado, dislikes their home's small, exposed deck that leaves guests crowded in the tiny hearth room. Garth designs a deck that opens up the walls, triples the original deck footprint and adds a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and TV to create the ultimate party space.
After years of constant relocation, retired military officers Joe and Maddie have decided to turn their Colorado home into a dream retirement. The Mega Crew is challenged to build a two-story $200,000 deck that takes advantage of a pristine two-acre wildlife-filled backyard, and can be used year 'round. Four months later, the new Mega Deck in the treetops has an outdoor kitchen and living room, a new fire pit and retractable glass walls.
Mark loves his cliffside log home in the Rocky Mountains, but the small existing deck doesn't take advantage of the million-dollar view. The Mega Crew is challenged to build a $600,000 cliff-side deck that takes advantage of the panoramic mountain scenery and allows Mark to enjoy the frosty winters outside on his deck. After six months of construction, the Mega Deck is finally complete and homeowner Mark gets a tour of all the new features including a top-of-the-line barbecue grill and hot tub.
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.
When Aaron and Michelle called the Mega Team, they never dreamed Garth would hop on a plane and travel 1600 miles to give them the outdoor living space they'd always wanted, but that's exactly what happened. Now the team has to transform their useless, small and shabby two-level deck into a double decker party zone with all the familiarities of home. 18-foot high ceilings, 11-foot tall glass panels and more audio and visual elements than they've ever seen all come together to create one mega deck.
Gazing from a cramped deck is no way to take in gorgeous mountain views, so the Mega Team has big plans to knock it down and create a larger, enclosed space that the homeowners can enjoy throughout the year. But as the crew uncovers a retaining wall below, the plans for expansion come into question. They also battle cold temperatures, icy terrain and hoisting a 500-pound door over the edge of a 25-foot cliff. In the end, the custom fire rail, full glass enclosure, skylight, custom kitchen and private master suite deck make it worth all the effort.
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 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.
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!
The team builds their biggest and most expensive masterpiece over four months on a $750,000 budget. Big problems start after finishing the deck, when freezing temperatures put an indefinite hold on finishing the pool. In the end, it will all be worth the wait for a luxurious space with a heated patio, giant pool, hot tub and private master suite deck.
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.
It's the Mega team to the rescue, as they overhaul an ugly, exposed and downright dangerous deck disaster. They face challenging weather, rotting wood and even an infestation while transforming two separate and unusable spaces into a sprawling, year-round retreat. With two fire features, custom stone-work, pizza oven and glass walls this space is a four-season cohesive masterpiece. The team builds a custom granite floor in the outdoor kitchen, brightens up the space with a massive skylight and injects the homeowners artsy personal style into this unique project.
With a half a million-dollar budget, this deck spares no expense. And, with the tightest timeline this team has ever had, they've got their work cut out for them. With features like an elevator, mahogany decking, three skylights, and glass walls and flooring, the 12 week deadline that the homeowners have given the team puts a ton of stress on everyone. And, the rain, snow, and cold temperatures that come with fall don't help get this job done in half the time it should take.
The Mega Deck team has to turn a sunroom, concrete patio, and dirt landing by the pond into one cohesive space. After tearing out the sunroom, they build a steel framed deck with a flat roof that's connected to the existing patio. Then, they create a walkway that leads down to a new, concrete patio by the pond. While everything up by the house has a modern and zen-like feel, the retreat by the pond is much more natural with stone seating and a fire pit.
The biggest demo in Mega Decks history gets underway by tearing down 1500 square feet of stucco. Then, steel framing and 500 pound beams go up to support three different roof styles. A pergola, a flat roof with a skylight, and a gable roof with a skylight all protect this family from the sun, the wind, and the unpredictable Colorado weather. Plus, replacing the stucco with wrought iron rails and staircase opens up the views for this family.
The Mega Deck team tears down a dilapidated and useless deck to make room for a $200,000 rustic retreat. But, when an engineer nixes the timber-framed roof design, the crew's got to think quickly on their feet. Even with design changes and delayed materials, they're able to create a space with a fireplace, skylights, a fire pit, pergola, and rustic accents in under three months.