Monthly Archives: September 2016

3 Ways to Keep Your Stone & Metal Fire Pits Looking Like New


There’s nothing quite like having a healthy fire, cozy blankets and great conversation with your close friends and family. Keep these good times safe by maintaining your fire pits or outdoor fireplaces for life-long use!

While outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are often built with rock slabs, concrete, metal and other materials, it does not mean that they do not require maintenance. In fact, if you keep up with routine cleaning and proper use of these areas, they will last much longer than if you do not. Continue reading

3 Safety Tips for Your Northern Virginia Backyard Fire Pits

backyard fire pit lit with nearby deck and outdoor lightingNorthern Virginia residents love spending time outdoors. Installing a fire pit or backyard fireplace is one way to extend outdoor living enjoyment well into the evening hours.

If you are ready to expand your backyard space with an outdoor fireplace or firepit, stay mindful of fire safety in order to help prevent a backyard disaster from occurring. Here are three key safety tips that will protect your backyard fire pit and your outdoor living space from a fire-related accident. Continue reading

Outdoor Living Areas Create Personal Vacation Spots

The right touches in a backyard can make stealing away to your own vacation spot as easy as walking out the back door. As a full-service design firm specializing in outdoor living, Virginia-based Distinctive Deck Designs specializes in outdoor living installations including patio construction, deck design, outdoor gazebos and fireplaces, landscape design, outdoor lighting, and more. We’ve made it possible for Northern Virginia families to find a relaxing getaway in the comfort and convenience of their own homes.

At Distinctive Deck Designs, the “big three” of decks, patios, and porches are our niche. Our motto is “a few good men,” and our team of experienced architects and draftsmen will work in a timely, polite, and respectful fashion to create the outdoor living space you’ve always envisioned. Continue reading