5 Ways to Use Stone Veneer & Pavers in Backyard Designs

When you want to refresh your patio space on a budget, our Northern Virginia outdoor living contractors recommend wall stones or stone veneer. We have a masonry crew that can cut natural stone and pavers to create a beautiful backyard design that can be built quickly and is light on your wallet.

Before any outdoor living design or patio update can begin, you will first want to select your stone or paver materials with your contractor. There are pros and cons to both mediums. Continue reading

How to Start a Deck Remodel in Northern Virginia

Replacing old wood on deck with composite deck materialsWooden decks are classics and set the tone for the decking industry, but they come at a cost. Natural wood absorbs water and is prone to shrinking and warping with continued exposure to the elements. It also stains and requires refinishing at least every few years, sometimes sooner. If you’re tired of the splinters and the work to maintain your outdoor living space, it’s time for a deck remodel.

Distinctive Deck Designs has two decades of deck building experience in Northern Virginia. Our master carpenters love how clean and low-maintenance composite decking is compared to its counterpart, traditional wood. Because we can work with existing deck designs, this helps keep the costs of a deck remodel low. The only complication that may add to the expenses is if the footings need to be re-poured for safety. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Trex Decking Colors for Your Home

Gazebo and deck in White and Spiced Rum Trex decking colors Composite decking is a beautiful product and is used in a variety of decks all across the nation. In applications throughout Northern Virginia, residents find composite decks are very easy to keep clean and are less expensive to maintain than other decks. Traditional wood decks, in comparison, need sanding and periodic staining or repainting. This adds to the cost of the product. Additionally, wood decks often need sections replaced due to dry rot or warping, which affects the stability and safety of the deck space. You do not run into these cost and safety concerns with composite decking.

Distinctive Deck Designs uses several lines of composite decking, but our master carpenters especially love the Trex Transcend® line because of the product quality, versatility, and the timeless colors available. In fact, there is a Trex color option for every type of North Virginia homes. You can even get creative and use it on the fascia of the home, outdoor staircases, sunrooms, pergolas, and more. Here are some ways to choose the right Trex decking colors from the Trex Transcend® line for your home’s style. Continue reading

Top 5 Must-Have Outdoor Living Spaces for Loudoun County Homes

Wide covered patio with outdoor fireplaceThere’s no doubt that Loudoun County residents appreciate modern homes and design. The master carpenters of Distinctive Deck Designs are here to provide you a contemporary outdoor living space that will complement your home. Whether your yard is small or large, we do it all. Here are five ways to build must-have outdoor living spaces for Loudoun County homes. Continue reading