Northern Virginia Summers are famous for being extremely beautiful.
Residents want to spend as much time outside as possible, taking in the nice
weather and scenery. So how do you make the most of your yard this season?
Check out our custom deck designs to make your Fairfax home the hot spot for
R&R and entertainment all Summer.
Bask in the sun…
The best place to catch some rays is on your custom deck. Our deck builders in Fairfax will work with you to create the perfect space to plop your lawn chair on and take a nap in the sun. We offer both single and multi-level deck designs so you can have a designated spot to soak up some vitamin D. Homeowners can also include features like wrap-around decks, stairs, custom railings, and much more.
…or lounge in the shade.
Not up for a tanning session? Rest on a sofa below your covered
living area. Include a comfortable sectional, a standing fan, and a drink tray
to make your lounging space feel like a resort cabana. We offer a wide variety
areas to stay shaded and cool this Summer:
- Outdoor covered patios
- Gazebos and cabanas
- Screened porches
- Front porches
- Pool houses
Sit by the fire
After the sun has gone down, round up the family, set up a smores station and enjoy your custom fire pit or fireplace on your patio. We offer classic, wood-burning fireplaces that will make you feel warm and cozy. Choose from materials including masonry and natural stone, or Techo Bloc paver stone for your wood-burning firepit. Roast some marshmallows and enjoy Virginia’s starry skyscape by the flickering light of the fire.
Start a garden
Start a flower or vegetable garden without ever having to leave your deck. Repurpose an old ladder by painting it a bright color and stack your planters on top of it. This will create interest and add color to your deck. This project is a great way to spend time outdoors, on your custom deck. If you are looking into starting a vegetable garden to be able to use in your Summer recipes, here are a few space-saving vegetables that can grow in unconventional places:
Make your deck a destination spot for relaxing and hosting
this Summer. Contact
us today to learn more about the services we offer and request your free consultation!
The sun is setting, and your patio lights have gone on. Your yard is twinkling against the oranges and reds in the sky. We can’t think of a more beautiful setting than this. Surround your Fairfax home with outdoor lighting to enhance the ambiance of your deck and take your yard to the next level. We offer a wide variety of lighting options to not only make your space more inviting but also to improve safety and add irreplaceable value to your home.
There are endless opportunities when it comes to lighting
elements. Outdoor lighting can brighten your yard, illuminate walkways, and
even create the illusion of a roof by stringing up a canopy of lights. Here is a list of creative and chic ways to
incorporate lighting into your custom deck design.
Illuminate Steps and Walkways
Our custom stone and paver walkways are a wonderful way to navigate your yard and enhance your Northern Virginia home. Consider illuminating your walkways to outline pathways and to provide safety at night. Adding lighting underneath or in the middle of your deck stairs is a great way for your guests to enjoy your space and avoid injuries at night. We also offer border and patio lighting to integrate into your outdoor areas. Not to mention the unbeatable ambiance these lights will add to the overall look of your yard.
If you have a water feature or pool, take advantage of these
reflective surfaces in your yard. String lights just above the water to double
the amount of light being given off at nighttime. The water will act as a
mirror-like surface and create a magical effect. Consider lining the perimeter
of your pool or other water features with lanterns for a nice touch when
Perhaps the most captivating source of outdoor lighting is a fireplace. Our team will work with you to design a custom fire element that fits seamlessly into the layout of your existing patio design. Choose from a variety of materials including masonry and natural stone, Or Techo Bloc paver stone for your wood-burning firepit. A flickering fire creates a sense of warmth and comfort. Your friends and family deserve a gathering place with an inviting glow.
Roof of Light
Overhead lighting strung up at regular intervals across your
deck creates the illusion of a “roof” of light. This is a popular way to add
dramatic lighting that covers large patios or decks. Your yard will be well-lit
without competing with Virginia’s starry night sky.
There’s nothing like a hanging chandelier to create an elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Hang one above your dining or seating area for an enchanting effect. However, wiring an outdoor fixture can be complicated. A perfect solution to this problem is to hang a chandelier from the beams of your covered patio from Distinctive Deck Designs. Our expert contractors will build a sturdy and quality covered patio for your yard.
Get creative this Summer with custom lighting design at your
Fairfax home. Contact
us today to learn more about our outdoor lighting options!