Monthly Archives: July 2019

wrap around deck in Northern Virginina

Update Your Outdoor Space

Distinctive Deck Designs has the whole package. We can transform your home completely with custom deck construction, but homeowners can take it one step further. The one project that always seems to elevate a yard is adding enhancing, outdoor features. Embellishing your yard is a very personal process so you should work with a company that you trust. We will work with you along the way to provide expertise on creating an atmosphere that feels luxurious, calming and that matches your vision perfectly.

Outdoor Fireplace

The ambiance and warmth a fireplace adds to an outdoor space is unbeatable. Whether you are entertaining or sitting out on your patio, unwinding after a long day by a custom fireplace will be an excellent addition to your Fairfax design. We build high-quality, wood-burning fireplaces of all sizes to complement your backyard décor. Wherever you are in your design process, we will make sure your firepit installation meets your needs.


Our custom walkways will convert your Northern Virginia home to a functional and organized space. We create remarkable stone paths that make your yard easy to navigate and lead to the focal points, like patio seating, cozy fire pits, and fountains. We make sure the new pathway fits your existing aesthetic perfectly by offering a wide selection of materials. Choose from stone pavers, brick, slate or flagstone.


We believe the smallest detail can have the biggest effect. Adding simple lighting to your outdoor space will enhance the beauty and spirit of your home dramatically. Outdoor lighting brings attention to the charming features of your backyard, illuminates pathways and provides a comforting energy and ambiance that will make your guests feel at home.

Safety is another huge benefit to bringing light into your outdoor space. Paved walkways will be visible at night so navigating your yard will be less hazardous. If you are planning on having evening get-togethers, lighting will ensure that your guests are free to roam around and enjoy your entire backyard.

Increase your home’s curb appeal and add an enchanting touch to your yard with our lighting options. We offer everything from deck lighting, patio lighting, outdoor path lighting and much more.


Installing a patio as part of your outdoor project is the best way to make your space more livable. Relaxing and hosting in your yard is close to impossible without a proper patio. Extending your living area will make your home seem bigger and will create a wonderful place for entertaining and spending time with your family. Patio design is also the perfect opportunity to show off your personality by adding personal touches which we will make a reality.

Besides increasing the value of your home, patios are easy to maintain. You will never have to put in extra effort to keep your space clean because our patios are made with the best products available and designed to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Start on your backyard transformation today and contact us for a FREE consultation!

Deck with outdoor seating and dining table

Deck Ideas for The Modern Home

Perched up with a cold drink and a good book, a deck is an ideal haven for the summertime in Northern Virginia. Whether you are looking to add-on to your existing deck or start from scratch with a custom design, our deck builders in Northern Virginia will help you bring your vision to life!

A modern deck done right has all the bells and whistles that make for an entertainer’s dream while remaining timelessly classic. The right structural plans and features will enhance your deck’s aesthetic and livability as well as ensure durability in any weather condition. Our deck builders will offer expertise on designing a beautiful and modern outdoor space.

A deck should be an extension of your home. Implementing these ideas will make your space feel like your perfectly personalized corner of the world.

Multiple Level Deck:

Increasing the amount of usable space is a plus in any deck design. Having multiple levels will allow you to designate different areas for different uses. For example, utilizing the level closest to the home’s entrance for an outdoor kitchen and dining area would be extremely convenient. The lower level could be used for patio seating and entertaining friends and family. Our Northern Virginia deck builders will use the best composite decking materials to create your multiple-level space.

Outdoor Kitchen/Bar:

Nothing beats having a summer get-together out on your deck complete with BBQ food and drinks. When your meal can be prepared outside, you won’t have to miss out on socializing with your guests. You can be both a great cook and host! An outdoor kitchen or bar area will also add a certain ambiance to your deck. Patio heaters, furnishings, and lighting will complete your space and create a luxurious yet homey place for your guests to enjoy. Our custom deck designs will ensure a durable surface if you do choose to install a kitchen or bar area!


With Summer in full swing, a gazebo should be on every home-owners list. Besides adding an undeniable charm and value to your home, a gazebo is a perfect spot to enjoy the summer breeze, spend time with family or set up an evening meal. Our Northern Virginia deck builders will work with you to create a gazebo that aligns with your yard’s existing design and fits effortlessly into the architecture of your modern home.

Contact us today to make your deck a place that is nothing short of a joy to reside!