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A stone firepit installed in a deck setting.

Installing an Outdoor Fireplace Can Increase the Value of your Home

One of the most popular outdoor design elements is deck fire pits or fireplaces. Even in warm climates, fire pits are proven to increase marketability, especially if they are built-in to your deck design. Nothing beats gathering around the warm glow of the fire and enjoying a starry night with friends and family. Increase the value of your home with a Distinctive Deck Designs, built-in firepit!

Elevate the design of your yard: 

Distinctive Deck Designs is dedicated to installing a fire pit that matches the existing style of your outdoor space perfectly. We work with you to create a fireplace or fire pit that is completely customized and personalized. Our installations are guaranteed to increase the value of your home by pairing well with other landscape features like plants, water structures, and ground lighting.

Create an unbeatable ambiance: 

The warmth and comfort that an outdoor firepit offers are unmatched. Potential buyers will love that your backyard is entertainment ready and includes a unique, desirable feature. The glow of your built-in firepit will exude a luxurious lifestyle and therefore be extremely attractive to homeowners. Fireplaces on decks are an excellent way to create a welcoming atmosphere.

An additional source of light:

Your deck fireplace will be visually appealing and offer a beautiful flicker of colors coming from the blazing logs. Although you can install our deck lighting, the source of light that a firepit provides is unique and offers warmth on chilly, Virginia nights. Add mood lighting with a fire pit or fireplace and generate new energy in your outdoor area.

Don’t stop there! 

Now that you’ve decided to install a Distinctive Deck Designs firepit, surround your new, outdoor feature with elegance. Accentuate the beauty of your glowing fireplace by adding other services we offer to your backyard. Look into installing a covered living space to increase the livability of your space or consider paver stones to create clear navigation through your yard.

It’s hard to beat the ambiance created by a crackling, outdoor firepit. Make sure you install your new feature with a company that promises high-quality construction and design. Contact Distinctive Deck Designs today for a free consultation.

A lit, stone fireplace in a backyard.

Why You’ll Use a Distinctive Deck Designs Fire Pit All Year Long

Most features in your yard are seasonal. Pools see the most use in the summer and standing heaters see the most use during the winter months, naturally. The beautiful thing about installing an outdoor fire pit or fireplace in Fairfax with Distinctive Deck Designs is that your family and friends will get use out of it all year long! Our fire pits are completely customizable to match your existing aesthetic and space perfectly. Whether it’s a warm summer night spent with friends or a chilly fall night spent with a hot cup of cocoa, a fire pit will be just the thing.

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Father and son sitting at a lit, outdoor fireplace.

Install a Firepit with Distinctive Deck Designs for a Cozy Patio

Imagine spending nights stargazing and roasting marshmallows with your family as you watch the fire crackle and pop before your eyes. By installing an outdoor fireplace, your Fairfax home can become the perfect spot for evenings like these. Distinctive Deck Designs offers the best materials to create a custom firepit that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.

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Twinkly string lights hung across a tree

How to Incorporate Lighting into Your Outdoor Space

The sun is setting, and your patio lights have gone on. Your yard is twinkling against the oranges and reds in the sky. We can’t think of a more beautiful setting than this. Surround your Fairfax home with outdoor lighting to enhance the ambiance of your deck and take your yard to the next level. We offer a wide variety of lighting options to not only make your space more inviting but also to improve safety and add irreplaceable value to your home.

There are endless opportunities when it comes to lighting elements. Outdoor lighting can brighten your yard, illuminate walkways, and even create the illusion of a roof by stringing up a canopy of lights.  Here is a list of creative and chic ways to incorporate lighting into your custom deck design. 

Illuminate Steps and Walkways

Our custom stone and paver walkways are a wonderful way to navigate your yard and enhance your Northern Virginia home. Consider illuminating your walkways to outline pathways and to provide safety at night. Adding lighting underneath or in the middle of your deck stairs is a great way for your guests to enjoy your space and avoid injuries at night. We also offer border and patio lighting to integrate into your outdoor areas. Not to mention the unbeatable ambiance these lights will add to the overall look of your yard.

Water Reflection

If you have a water feature or pool, take advantage of these reflective surfaces in your yard. String lights just above the water to double the amount of light being given off at nighttime. The water will act as a mirror-like surface and create a magical effect. Consider lining the perimeter of your pool or other water features with lanterns for a nice touch when hosting get-togethers.

Fireplace Design

Perhaps the most captivating source of outdoor lighting is a fireplace. Our team will work with you to design a custom fire element that fits seamlessly into the layout of your existing patio design. Choose from a variety of materials including masonry and natural stone, Or Techo Bloc paver stone for your wood-burning firepit. A flickering fire creates a sense of warmth and comfort. Your friends and family deserve a gathering place with an inviting glow. 

Roof of Light

Overhead lighting strung up at regular intervals across your deck creates the illusion of a “roof” of light. This is a popular way to add dramatic lighting that covers large patios or decks. Your yard will be well-lit without competing with Virginia’s starry night sky.


There’s nothing like a hanging chandelier to create an elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Hang one above your dining or seating area for an enchanting effect. However, wiring an outdoor fixture can be complicated. A perfect solution to this problem is to hang a chandelier from the beams of your covered patio from Distinctive Deck Designs. Our expert contractors will build a sturdy and quality covered patio for your yard.

Get creative this Summer with custom lighting design at your Fairfax home. Contact us today to learn more about our outdoor lighting options!