Category Archives: Fire Pit / Fireplaces

Complete Your Backyard with a Fire Pit!

There is nothing better than gathering around a fire with family and friends on chilly nights. Enjoy your outdoor space even more with an aesthetically pleasing, built-in fire element. Distinctive Deck Designs works with homeowners in the Fairfax area to construct custom outdoor fireplaces andfire pits. We use only the best of the best materials and the latestinstallation techniques to create a structurally sound firepit that will completeyour beautiful backyard.

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What to Know before Adding a Fire Pit to Your Northern Virginia Patio

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There’s something so inviting about a backyard patio that features a fire pit, especially when the temperatures cool down. As enticing as fire may appear, it’s important to design your fire pit with safety in mind. We have safely built many fire pits and outdoor fireplaces throughout Northern Virginia. If you are considering a fire pit for your outdoor space, then this information is for you! Here are some must-know considerations before adding a fire pit to your patio. Continue reading

7 Trends for Northern Virginia Patio Building

Techo-Bloc Para patio building slabsCreating a backyard retreat is a combination of skill, expertise, and materials. Distinctive Deck Designs’ contractors proudly use Techo-Bloc materials for Northern Virginia patio building.  In fact, the new Techo-Bloc design guide is out, and it is full of patio inspirations. We could spend hours thumbing through the beautiful designs featuring Techo-Bloc’s timeless products. Let us summarize our new offerings so you can begin thinking about your next patio upgrade. Here are seven trends to try when building patios: Continue reading

7 Ways to Convert Your Under-Deck Spaces

Under deck ceiling panels in Virginia homeMany homes in Northern Virginia have beautifully raised decks that are perfect for entertaining outside. However, the spaces underneath these decks don’t need to go unused. Take advantage of the space with a complete unique under deck design. Under decks are often made for simple drainage purposes, but they can be converted into great outdoor spaces or under deck rooms.

Looking up underneath a deck, you can often see exposed joints. These exposed joints are specifically made to allow moisture from rain, snow, ice, and condensation to drip down so that there will not be any water buildup on the deck itself. Unfortunately, this means that the space underneath the deck will not stay dry.

But, there is a solution for the issue of unattractive exposed joints and deck drainage. Continue reading