Monthly Archives: February 2018

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