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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!

Beautiful modern terrace lounge with pergola at sunset.

Get the Most Out of Your Deck – All Year Round

A common misconception amongst Northern Virginia homeowners is that the summer months are the only window of time to enjoy their deck. Believe it or not, there are certain design elements to add to an outdoor area that will extend the hours of enjoyment. Distinctive Deck Designs offers services that will make it possible to spend 365 days a year on your deck, comfortably.

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A deck with bright orange accents and a fire pit.

Transition your Outdoor Space from Summer to Fall

Although fall isn’t quite in full swing yet, it’s never too early to start transitioning your outdoor décor. You and your family will spend a lot of time on your custom Fairfax deck this September enjoying the start of crisp temperatures and colorful, falling leaves. Make your space harmonious with Mother Nature by adding warm tones, scents, and textures reminiscent of the season.

We’ve put together a list of simple design elements that will transition your deck into fall and winter seamlessly.

Create a color story

Summer means bright, splashy colors like neon yellows and nautical blues. Fall calls for less loud colors, but this doesn’t necessarily mean neutrals. If you enjoy yellows and blues, there are ways to bring these hues with you this season. Incorporate a more muted, mustard yellow and a deep, navy blue to create a sense of warmth. Whatever color story you choose, make sure it stays consistent throughout the space.

Swap out your furniture

Before the wet Northern Virginia weather infiltrates your yard, swap your plush, summer furniture for durable and water-resistant furniture. However, you don’t have to sacrifice style and comfort. Add removable seat cushions to provide padding, create design interest and they won’t get ruined after it rains. If you’re considering a deck remodel with Distinctive Deck Designs, think about installing built-in furniture while you’re at it. Built-in furnishings will last you all year-round.

Build a barrier for the cold

This is a necessity if you plan on entertaining this fall. Our Fairfax deck builders will install stunning gazebos and covered living areas to keep you and your guests warm and comfortable throughout the cold months.

Add soft light

The days seem to be getting shorter. The best way to enjoy your deck into the evenings is to add lighting options. Install pathway lights as part of your custom Fairfax deck design or twinkly overhead lights. To create an authentic, warm glow, place candles around your yard. Incorporate design interest by playing with varying heights and colors. Scents like warm vanilla and pumpkin spice will leave behind the perfect autumn aroma.

Install a firepit

If you haven’t installed a firepit, now is the perfect time to do it. Imagine having your family gathered around a roaring fire on a chilly fall evening, watching the sunset. It doesn’t get much better than that. We offer beautifully made, wood-burning fire pits that will make your autumn nights complete.

It’s time to say goodbye to the summer heat and hello to the crisp autumn breeze. Try these design elements to welcome fall into your home. Contact us today to receive more information about our process and products!

New Year, New Deck: Backyard Solutions for 2019

Kick off 2019 by designing your very own deck with northern Virginia’s very own, Distinctive Deck Designs. Winter is the best time to start planning your custom deck design because it allows our team enough time to finish the work so you can fully enjoy having friends and family over for hangouts on the deck this spring. We want the outside of your home to be just as beautiful and functional as the inside.

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