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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!

A close-up of a two-person, outdoor dinner with appetizers and wine glasses.

How to Prepare the Perfect Valentines Dinner on Your Deck

 If you’re planning on spending the night in for Valentine’s Day, serve your dinner outside on your Distinctive Deck Design’s deck! An outdoor setting is exactly what you need to make your holiday special. Even if you’re just planning a meal for friends or family, dinner on your deck will be the perfect atmosphere for a wonderful dinner!

Take advantage of your outdoor area

Since you have a beautiful, fully functional Distinctive Deck Designs deck, setting up a table and chairs for a sunset meal is a great way to make your Valentine’s Day special. Place decorations around your patio and create an outdoorsy display for your table. Take inspiration from rustic table settings and put out a wooden cheese board or include greenery in your design. A tip to creating a luxurious dining experience at home is to create a restaurant-like table spread. Include wine glasses, placemats, and tea lights.

Illuminate the area with outdoor lighting

Switch on your deck lighting to create an ambiance and to prolong the time you can spend outside. Illuminate your Fairfax home well after the sun goes down so you and your partner or group of loved ones can enjoy the beautiful views for as long as you please. Lighting a few candles and placing them around your deck will also be a nice Valentine’s Day touch!

Light your firepit

Your outdoor fireplace will come in handy this Valentine’s Day. After your meal, pull up chairs and enjoy the warm glow of the fire and stargaze. Not only will the fire provide a beautiful element to your night, but it will also serve as your heat source on a cold, Virginia night. Our firepits are completely customizable and built to provide you with comfortability, and beauty.

Plan for future holidays

No matter the holiday, spending it on your Distinctive Deck Designs deck is sure to make your day enjoyable. We provide the best products and services to build you the deck of your dreams. We will work with you to create an extension of your home and to decide on special features like covered living areas, lighting, and pathways.

Have a magical dining experience this Valentine’s Day on your deck. Contact us today to install a beautiful patio space with Distinctive Deck Designs to enjoy your holidays and family get-togethers.

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!