Category Archives: Porticos

4 Ways to Expand Outdoor Living in Prince William County

Older Home Style in Prince William Country When you own a more established home, like many of those in Prince William County, tackling an interior renovation project can be costly. There is an easier solution that will still add value and square footage to your home: outdoor living spaces. By adding or expanding your outdoor spaces, construction is more affordable, creates space you can use all year long, and best of all, improves property values.

Located in Northern Virginia, Distinctive Deck Designs is very familiar with homes in Prince William County as well as city laws for outdoor construction. We have four unique ways to expand your outdoor living spaces for older homes in Virginia. 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

5 Different Details to Include in Portico Porch Designs

No matter where you live in Northern Virginia, a quick way to add character to your home is to include a portico porch. A portico-style porch adds depth to your front façade for a beautiful addition to your curb appeal. It also serves as a shade structure and protection from the elements right outside your front door.

Our portico builders have worked with many homeowners over the past 37 years. We can build all types of porches using a variety of techniques, including custom millwork and outdoor lighting elements. Here are five unique details you can add to your portico porch design to make a beautiful façade. Continue reading

Does Your Portico or Porch Design Match Your Personality?

What is the first thing you think when you go to a new friend’s home? Well, obviously you’re curious about how their home décor reflects their personality! Your first impressions answer a bunch of questions. Are they a neat-freak? Is this their favorite color? Do they have kids?

Our porch and deck contractors face this dilemma each time we visit a home for an on-site consultation. Whenever we receive a request for a deck, porch or portico design, we use the consult as a key indicator of the project scope and learn more about the homeowner. With more than 15 years’ experience with outdoor living construction, let’s see if we can peg your personality based on your home’s style. Continue reading