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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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Custom covered patio design by a pool in Northern Virginia

How to Enjoy Summer Days on Your Deck

Northern Virginia Summers are famous for being extremely beautiful. Residents want to spend as much time outside as possible, taking in the nice weather and scenery. So how do you make the most of your yard this season? Check out our custom deck designs to make your Fairfax home the hot spot for R&R and entertainment all Summer.

Bask in the sun…

The best place to catch some rays is on your custom deck. Our deck builders in Fairfax will work with you to create the perfect space to plop your lawn chair on and take a nap in the sun. We offer both single and multi-level deck designs so you can have a designated spot to soak up some vitamin D. Homeowners can also include features like wrap-around decks, stairs, custom railings, and much more.

…or lounge in the shade.

Not up for a tanning session? Rest on a sofa below your covered living area. Include a comfortable sectional, a standing fan, and a drink tray to make your lounging space feel like a resort cabana. We offer a wide variety of covered areas to stay shaded and cool this Summer:

  • Outdoor covered patios
  • Gazebos and cabanas
  • Screened porches
  • Sunrooms
  • Front porches
  • Pool houses

Sit by the fire

After the sun has gone down, round up the family, set up a smores station and enjoy your custom fire pit or fireplace on your patio. We offer classic, wood-burning fireplaces that will make you feel warm and cozy. Choose from materials including masonry and natural stone, or Techo Bloc paver stone for your wood-burning firepit. Roast some marshmallows and enjoy Virginia’s starry skyscape by the flickering light of the fire.

Start a garden

Start a flower or vegetable garden without ever having to leave your deck. Repurpose an old ladder by painting it a bright color and stack your planters on top of it. This will create interest and add color to your deck. This project is a great way to spend time outdoors, on your custom deck. If you are looking into starting a vegetable garden to be able to use in your Summer recipes, here are a few space-saving vegetables that can grow in unconventional places:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes

Make your deck a destination spot for relaxing and hosting this Summer. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and request your free consultation!