Friday, February 24, 2012
This deck design for a Fairfax, VA home owner features Shoreline white vinyl handrails, Deckorators black powder coated aluminum balusters, Azek Vinyl decking, and PVC trim to hide all framing. The curved front creates an added appeal while maintaining functionality and plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. This 24x16' deck has plenty of space for a BBQ, large table, and multiple chairs.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Curb appeal is very important to any home. You want to feel good when you come home ever day after a hard day's work. When selling your home, curb appeal makes your house stand out. Adding a covered front porch to a home without a portico or covered from step can make a huge impact. This 32' wide by 6' deep front porch extends the length of the house and has access points at the driveway and in the center of porch. An 8' wide gable feature in the center adds architectural interest. Recessed lights, a swinging char, and ceiling fans help make this area wonderful place to enjoy evenings with family and friends.
Our Columbia, Marland client need a large deck and patio for their son's college graduation party. Design Builders, Inc. was up to the task. DB created a deck that features smooth lines instead of the hard lines of their existing deck. This deck is 22' wide and extends 12' from the house with a slight curve on the left side. Azek low maintenance decking is the material for the floor surface. The handrail system is comprised of pressure treated posts, deckorators black classic balusters, and an Azek deck board top cap. The landing and stairs fall on the Belgard paver patio beneath. A retaining wall on the left side holds dirt back and provides a sitting wall for under deck entertaining. The patio extends beneath the landing to access the basement door on the right.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Design Builders, Inc.8315 North Brook Ln. #205Bethesda, MD 20814
(301)875-2781http://www.DesignBuildersMD.com Decks in Maryland by Design Builders Inc.
Friday, February 3, 2012
[[posterous-content:pid___0]]Not all projects have to be either 100% synthetic or 100% natural wood. A good way to save cost as well as blend material is to install low maintenance vinyl decking and build a typical wooden screen porch structure on the deck. Your deck gets the brunt of the wear and tear. Water can pool and the UV rays hit the horizontal surface directly. Low maintenance decking is advised for longetivy of your deck boards. However, an area that doesn't face as much damage are the posts, railings, and beams of the screen porch. Becasue they are installed vertically, water cannot pool. The posts and rails aren't as effected by the UV rays as well. So, installing wooden posts and rails on a low maintnenace deck is a wonderful way to save cost on a project and also get the 'woodsy' feel you are going for. This project features Azek Decking Morado Color and have pine posts and rails installed and stained to match. Sometimes synthetic material isn't the best choice, especially on an older bricke home. To see more examples of our projects visit our webiste and flickr portfolio.