Category Archives: Outdoor Living

Suburban home with a porch and shrubbery

Spring Cleaning for Your Outdoor Area

When spring rolls around, everyone reaches for their cleaning supplies to complete their annual deep-clean of the house, but how many people remember to complete their outdoor, spring cleaning too? Your backyard tends to get neglected during the fall and winter months. Now that the weather is beautiful again, it’s time to revamp your outdoor area by considering decking options from Distinctive Deck Designs.

Our services will elevate the look and feel of your yard this season. From deck installation to outdoor lighting options, we will help to prepare your outdoor area for all that spring has in store.

Design a brand-new deck area: 

A functional and beautiful deck area is essential to have as part of your North Virginia home. During the winter months, your outdoor space gets cluttered and tarnished. The goal is to clear the space and to make your backyard feel like an extension of your home this spring. Beginning a deck design project is the best way to do it. Decks create natural gathering spaces for friends and family and provide you with a spot to serve meals, relax, and enjoy the stunning views that Virginia has to offer. Our team at Distinctive Deck Designs works with you to bring the vision you have for your deck to life. We start with an in-person consultation to see the space and then come up with an installation process for your project.

Not only do we handle the deck construction, but we also include features like built-in outdoor lighting, patio pavers, fire pits, and covered living area installation. Choose from options like sunrooms, screened porches, and gazebos to add an extra touch to your brand-new, outdoor area.

Plant flowers and add greenery: 

Another great way to spruce up your yard after the colder months is to plant flowers. Pull up any dead plants in your yard and start a garden, including potted plants, or add bushes to add color and life back into your outdoor area.

Replace décor and furniture: 

A new season means an opportunity to switch up the design and color scheme of your outdoor living space. Replace your old, rickety furniture with modern, sleek pieces and brighten up your new deck with splashes of color. Breathe new life into the area with seat cushions, hanging plants, and outdoor rugs.

Commit to a thorough spring cleaning this season and continue your focus on your outdoor area. Let Distinctive Deck Designs create a backyard that is livable, functional, and that adds value to your home overall. Contact us today for a free, in-person consultation!

A white, two story deck with stone pavers.

How Installing a Deck Will Increase the Overall Beauty of Your Yard

The beauty of a Distinctive Designs Deck will transform your outdoor area into the perfect place for entertaining and will increase the value of your home greatly. There are so many different options when it comes to decking, which means we can help you create the perfect, customized deck to enhance your home!

Hosting guests 

Installing a deck will make your space a hub for entertaining. It’s the perfect area to host family get-togethers, dinners and parties. When the weather is agreeable, a deck allows you to enjoy the sunshine and warmth in a beautiful, outdoor setting. You can add comfortable furniture to make your guests feel at home on your deck as well.

Increases value 

Decks are a highly sought-after feature for potential homebuyers. Since decks create a natural gathering place, your outdoor space will be a family-oriented area. Homeowners will love the possibility of spending time with family and friends on a deck. They will be able to picture themselves having get-togethers outdoors which is a wonderful thing to be able to do with the beauty of Northern Virginia as a backdrop. In case you ever plan to sell your Fairfax home, installing a deck with Distinctive Deck Designs is a beneficial decision.

Aesthetic appeal 

Since there are so many design options when you install with Distinctive Deck Designs, we’ll make sure to build you the deck of your dreams. Add options like outdoor lighting, which can be very helpful when the days get shorter in Virginia and covered living spaces like gazebos which can be great barriers to the weather. You can also design your deck to enhance the existing features of your home. Install pathways to draw attention to elements like gardens, plants, fire pits, and water features. Adding your personal design touch with decorations will make the space truly unique and beautiful.

Extension of your home 

The best part of installing a deck is that you can add an extension of your home. Making the space feel homey and personalized is a great way to make your deck feel like an outdoor living room. This will increase your quality of life and make your home feel much bigger and luxurious.

Install a deck with Distinctive Deck Designs to add beauty, value, and comfortability to your home. Contact us today!

A multi-level outdoor deck.

New Years Resolution: Give your Deck a Makeover

The start of a new year means you have the opportunity to start fresh in all aspects of your life. Why not take advantage of new beginnings and create the deck of your dreams for 2020 with Distinctive Deck Designs! Having a functional and beautiful patio area is essential for Fairfax homeowners. Virginia has such stunning greenery and views to enjoy with your friends and family on your deck. Read on to learn about all the customizable features we can incorporate into your design to truly transform your outdoor space.

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Friends having a Thanksgiving dinner outdoors.

How to Host a Thanksgiving Dinner on your Deck

A Thanksgiving dinner hosted outdoors seems more free and festive than an indoor holiday. With the right amount of planning, you can have a delightful meal on your Virginia patio. Fire up the grill to roast some veggies, potatoes, and turkey and break out your fall décor to host a beautiful Thanksgiving in the great outdoors. We’ve put together a guide on how to through a successful and comfortable holiday on your Fairfax deck.

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