How Outdoor Living Spaces Add Value to Your Home

Beautiful modern terrace lounge with pergola at sunset.Adding a custom outdoor deck or outdoor covered area to your home adds both monetary value as well as the intangible value of an improvement to your lifestyle. Installing a deck, paver project, gazebo or fire pit will allow you to enjoy your time at home. Imagine fun family barbeques in the summer and cozy winter nights by the fire with your nearest and dearest. Continue reading

Composite Decking: The Right Choice for Winter

Backyard Deck covered in snow after a blizzard. Winter in Northern Virginia can be tough. Composite decking is the perfect solution to withstand harsh cold temperatures, snow, sleet and ice. Although wood decks have been around for a long time, composite decking provides unique advantages. Our decks are low maintenance, durable and are uniquely capable of holding up to winter weather. Continue reading

How to Clean and Care for your Composite Deck

Covered composite deck design in Northern Virginia

When it comes to low-maintenance outdoor living, Northern Virginia homeowners should opt for composite decking materials to construct their new deck. This natural wood alternative is great for those who live busy lives and don’t want to spend hours sanding and staining real wood. While composite decking is less intensive, it does require some care to keep it looking its best for years to come. Learn how to remove common messes and learn more about our best composite care tips for homeowners. Continue reading

5 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal at your Northern Virginia Home

Northern Virginia home with updated curb appeal

When it comes to curb appeal, many homeowners only think of the front yard. Boosting your curb appeal can really increase the property value of your home, which is why we recommend applying the process to the entire home. At Distinctive Deck Designs, we can help update your home’s exterior appearance with a custom patio design or landscape plan. Whether you want to impress your guests or future buyers, simple updates can make a world of difference. Consider the following tips to get started. Continue reading