Monthly Archives: December 2016

5 Safety Reminders for Outdoor Living Spaces in Fairfax, VA

Outdoor living spaces are a favorite feature in many homes throughout Fairfax and Northern Virginia. While these deck and patio areas don’t often see much use during the winter months, there is plenty of time throughout the rest of the year to enjoy them to their fullest. Here are some safety reminders to help you enjoy your space for many years to come.

Install and Use Baby Gates Where Applicable

baby gate on deck by Distinctive Deck DesignsBaby gates are convenient for parents and pet owners alike, perfect for keeping pets and small children out of danger zones. Areas that commonly require supervision include Continue reading

3 Ways to Use Northern Virginia Patios for Holiday Parties

porch decorated with Christmas garlandsAs the famous Charlie Brown song goes, “Christmastime is here. Happiness and cheer. Fun for all that children call. Their favorite time of year.” It’s not just children who are enjoying this holiday season, however. Adults all across Northern Virginia are preparing to host those near and dear to them for their holiday gatherings. Sometimes, it is seasonally warm enough for you to consider using your outdoor space as an overflow area for your holiday guests – with the right kind of accommodations, of course. Follow these tips from Distinctive Deck Designs to make your outdoor living spaces work well into the holiday season. Continue reading