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Covered living area deck designs.

Comparing Covered Living Areas – Which One is For You?

Outdoor living areas serve so many purposes for you and your family. Distinctive Deck Designs outdoor living areas provide an oasis of relaxation, a barrier to weather, and a perfect spot for entertaining. Our deck contractors will work with you to create a unique covered patio, gazebo, three-season sunroom, or other structure that is ideal for your specific landscape. Covered living areas have become a sought-after feature among homebuyers and will greatly increase the value of your house. Many homeowners also find that after adding a covered, exterior structure to their backyard, they enjoy the outdoors more frequently during the year. The question that remains is, what covered living area will suit your outdoor space best? Our deck builders are ready to install the perfect structure for you and your family!

Three-season sunrooms

Nothing adds value to a home like a three-season sunroom. Natural light and nature come in, space is added and time for family life seems to follow. Our sunrooms are built for year-round living and provide the ideal place to host meals, parties, or small family gatherings, whatever the weather. In the colder months, maintaining an air of cheerfulness within your home is difficult. Place a sunroom in your Fairfax house and get your regular dose of vitamin D without the windchill! Our sunroom contractors will install a sunroom that fits perfectly into the existing architecture of your home.

Covered patio designs

A protected patio will allow you to relax in your outdoor area without being directly exposed to the sun. Distinctive Deck Designs offers covered patio designs that are guaranteed to add beauty and value to your home. Covered patios act as the perfect gathering place to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the beautiful North Virginia sunsets, and have meals without thinking about the weather. Not to mention, the furniture on your patio will always be shielded from sunlight or rain, which can harm the different materials.

Gazebos

Gazebos are among our most popular items at Distinctive Deck Designs. The gazebo installation instantly elevates the look and feel of your outdoor area. Our gazebo designs are incredibly inviting and will create a welcoming and intimate space to spend quality time with family, friends, or by yourself with a good book and warm tea! If you are looking for a charming design element to complete your backyard, a gazebo is for you. Our deck builders will work with you to bring the gazebo of your dreams to life.

Which outdoor living stood out to you the most? Visit our website to see all of our options and  Contact Distinctive Deck Designs today to get started on your new living space!

Distinctive Deck Designs two-story deck with a bench swing.

How to Utilize the Space Beneath Your Deck

Installing a Distinctive Deck Designs deck area in your outdoor space is the perfect way to add value to your home. But it doesn’t have to stop there! Consider all the ways you can transform the space beneath your deck to elevate your backyard even more than you already have. Under deck solutions like added storage, or patio installation will allow you to get the most out of your deck design.

Create a stunning patio design underneath your deck

Distinctive Deck Designs offers patio designs that will fit perfectly under your high deck. Our team will ensure that your custom deck design allows for the right amount of space to add a covered patio to your Northern Virginia home. Our patio construction company only uses quality materials from top manufacturers like Techo-Bloc and EP Henry to ensure a long-lasting product. Beat the heat of the North Virginian summer and enjoy extra living space with patio design. Consider hanging a porch swing or twinkly lights to create an unbeatable ambiance under your deck.

Use the space underneath your deck for storage

A popular, under the deck solution, is to keep your outdoor maintenance supplies and extraneous items in a storage compartment. If your deck is too low to create more living space, utilizing the space for storage is a wonderful option. Beneath the deck is a great place to store things that don’t need climate-controlled storage and can potentially free up space in your garage or basement!

Other creative under deck solutions:

  • Build a shed under your deck
  • Create a playing area for children
  • Plant a garden
  • Add skirting or latticework under your deck.

If you are struggling to find the perfect under deck solution for your home, contact Distinctive Deck Designs! Our team of expert builders will evaluate your space and provide the best solution possible for your outdoor area. Take full advantage of your deck area today!

A two-story home with a screened, three-season sunroom.

Three Questions To Ask When Installing A Three-Season Sunroom

Imagine being able to enjoy the outdoors without being bothered by weather, bugs, and leaves. Sunrooms allow you and your family to enjoy peaceful mornings and evenings on your deck without having to step outside at all! Bring the outdoors inside while controlling your environment by creating a buffer to nature’s elements. That includes heat, cold, rain, wind, snow, and especially pesky, unwanted visitors. Sunrooms are the perfect solution to enjoying your view of the outdoors while experiencing the comfort of the inside.

Where is the best place for a three-season sunroom installation?

Depending on the existing style of your home, you can opt for a ground-level or two-story sunroom installation. A benefit of adding a sunroom to your home is the introduction of natural light. Consider where in your home you would like to brighten up and talk to our deck builders about possibly installing your sunroom in that area.

Creating a unique design for your three-season sunroom is also important. Let our team of expert deck designers install a sunroom that blends in perfectly with the style of your house. Whether you are looking to add pillars, a skylight, or a customized roof, Distinctive Deck Designs will take care of it!

What makes a three-season sunroom unique?

You may be wondering what the difference is between a sunroom and a living room? Sunrooms offer the comfort of a living room with the refreshing elements of the outdoors. Three-season sunrooms also greatly increase the value of your home. Having an extension of your home that allows you to enjoy nature indoors is a very attractive feature for homeowners.

Is a three-season sunroom useful all-year-round?

A three-season sunroom is designed to be used in the warmer months of spring, summer, and fall. However, Distinctive Deck Designs can add a fireplace to your sunroom to make it possible for your family to enjoy it in the colder months. This can heat up space as needed while keeping your heating costs low. Your holiday guests will love that they can see the beautiful North Virginia landscape without feeling the freezing temperatures.

Invest in a three-season sunroom and experience all the benefits of having a room that is both indoors and outdoors! Contact Distinctive Deck Designs today to receive a free consultation.

The inside of a sunroom with a table and chairs and a sky light.

Why Sunrooms are Perfect for Every Season

Nothing adds value to a home like a sunroom. Natural light and nature are brought in, space is added, and family quality time seems to follow. Designed for year-round living, our sunrooms provide the perfect place to host dinners, parties, or small family gatherings, no matter the weather. In the darker months, it’s hard to keep an air of cheeriness in your home. Get your daily dose of vitamin D without the windchill by installing a sunroom in your Fairfax home!

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