4 Ways to Expand Outdoor Living in Prince William County

Older Home Style in Prince William Country When you own a more established home, like many of those in Prince William County, tackling an interior renovation project can be costly. There is an easier solution that will still add value and square footage to your home: outdoor living spaces. By adding or expanding your outdoor spaces, construction is more affordable, creates space you can use all year long, and best of all, improves property values.

Located in Northern Virginia, Distinctive Deck Designs is very familiar with homes in Prince William County as well as city laws for outdoor construction. We have four unique ways to expand your outdoor living spaces for older homes in Virginia. Continue reading

Top 7 Ways to Customize Your Covered Patio Design

Covered patio design on a Northern Virginia deckCovered patios designs are popular throughout Northern Virginia – and for good reason, too! A covered structure over outdoor living areas allows you to enjoy all the benefits of the outdoors with shade and rain control. More often than not, the covered element is a column-supported roof structure, which means it is open from all four access points.

Before you build just any shade structure, think of ways to personalize it for your home. Distinctive Deck Designs in Northern Virginia has many ways for you to customize your design. There are many features you can request to make the design uniquely yours.
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What to Know before Adding a Fire Pit to Your Northern Virginia Patio

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There’s something so inviting about a backyard patio that features a fire pit, especially when the temperatures cool down. As enticing as fire may appear, it’s important to design your fire pit with safety in mind. We have safely built many fire pits and outdoor fireplaces throughout Northern Virginia. If you are considering a fire pit for your outdoor space, then this information is for you! Here are some must-know considerations before adding a fire pit to your patio. Continue reading

7 Trends for Northern Virginia Patio Building

Techo-Bloc Para patio building slabsCreating a backyard retreat is a combination of skill, expertise, and materials. Distinctive Deck Designs’ contractors proudly use Techo-Bloc materials for Northern Virginia patio building.  In fact, the new Techo-Bloc design guide is out, and it is full of patio inspirations. We could spend hours thumbing through the beautiful designs featuring Techo-Bloc’s timeless products. Let us summarize our new offerings so you can begin thinking about your next patio upgrade. Here are seven trends to try when building patios: Continue reading