The Colorado lifestyle calls to many people, both locals and people from across the world. Something about the mountains and sky together is inspiring. It makes us dream big dreams, take in deep breaths, and admire our reaching horizon. Coloradans are known for indoor-outdoor design in both commercial design and home design trends. Decks and sheltered patios are common, making it easy to enjoy the outdoor living space in all seasons. When we can’t bask outdoors, we enjoy large beautiful windows with our unique combination of A-frame cottage and modern architecture designs.
Of course, not every home is built to be the perfect Colorado paradise, catching your best horizon views and warm sunbeams from every angle. Looking for some ideas to renovate your home to embrace Colorado living? Here are a few of our favorites!
Indoor-Outdoor Open Plan
Your living room is a cozy space sheltered from the elements, and your deck is a welcoming outdoor living space. We like to roll them together in a comfortable indoor-outdoor style. Broad glass doors make it easy to transition from indoor to outdoor when the weather is nice. From kitchen-fueled barbecues to relaxing time at home, it’s nice to open up the windows and doors and let the whole house become one enjoyable experience. With our cool breezes and warm sunbeams, Colorado weather is ideal for a flowing indoor-outdoor home design. Both sliding glass doors and broad French doors are popular to open up your living room onto the deck.
All-Weather Cozy Deck Designs
Of course, when the weather does blow in, you might not want to go inside. A popular Colorado home upgrade is to shelter your deck and create an all-weather outdoor living space. A roof or cover can shelter you from rain, snow, and the occasional hail. Temporary roll-down sides are quite versatile to adapt to bad weather or cold winds, while permanent sides with wide windows are a wonderful way to create an area you can heat in the winter.
Big Views and Vaulted Ceilings
Even when the snows are deep, the Colorado views are enchanting. Whether your home overlooks a town or mountainside, big windows are the Colorado way. This still is aided by the vaulted ceilings of our favorite (and practical!) A-frame homes. Big windows let you take in the vistas whether you’re relaxing or working from home and in any weather conditions.
Find your best view and increase the window size, add a window, or make sure your home addition soaks up the view as it deserves to be admired from the comfort of your living room.
Mud Rooms and Outdoor Sports
Of course, we don’t just admire nature from a distance. Coloradans dive right in. Outdoor sports, hiking trails, and sometimes just walking through the slush can be messy business. Mudrooms are an essential part of dropping your boots, hanging your coat, and enjoying the rest of the house mess-free. A good mudroom also makes a great airlock against the blistering cold of winter months. If you don’t yet have a mudroom, they are easy to add or install in terms of home renovation planning.
Cottage-Style Sustainable Design
Sustainable design is not just eco-friendly; it’s also the top home design trend across every style and industry. The modern cottage style of Colorado is uniquely suited to sustainable design. Fast regrowing and locally sourced trees reduce the eco-impact of each construction. Reclaimed wood panels allow you to take a piece of architectural history and prevent unnecessary use of new resources. Wood tones and cozy-utilitarian design is perfect for reclaimed stone, tile. The sleek modern elements of the Colorado cottage can be made of a wide selection of recycled manufactured materials. Design your home in tune with mother nature.
Find or Design Your Perfect Home for Colorado Living
Looking for the perfect home or Colorado tips on home design? The wonderful indoor-outdoor lifestyle embraced by Coloradans is waiting. With a sprawling deck and broad windows, you can drink in the breathtaking Colorado horizon from the comfort of your home any day of the year.