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Zuri Deck and Screen Room Design in Potomac, Maryland

Posted in: Screen Porch, Deck Screens, Zuri Deck, Deck Design, Screen Porch in Maryland, design exercise, design blog, zuri decking, porch add-ons, Premium Zuri decking, Porch and Deck Accessories, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Zuri decks in Maryland

James Moylan

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

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If you’re considering adding a Zuri deck to your home in 2020, you have a lot of options to consider. From the actual Zuri material to the layout and logistics of your deck, how you want to revamp your outdoor space in 2020 includes a laundry list of variables. To help inspire you and possibly generate some ideas you want to incorporate into your project, take a look at this new Zuri deck construction job in Potomac, Maryland.

Design Breakdown: Dissecting a Backyard Spectacle out of Clifton, Virginia

Posted in: Deck Design, design exercise, design blog

James Moylan

Friday, February 03, 2017


Witnessing the Future of Deck Building in Our Own Backyard

If you didn't already know - and if you didn't, you need to get into the Houzz more - outdoor living spaces are a burgeoning frontier for luxuries and amenities historically reserved for indoor spaces and upscale home remodels. Neighborhoods large and small in Virginia and neighboring Maryland and Northwest Washington, D.C. have become a hotbed for design innovation, luxury, and upscale entertaining.

This is an in-depth look at one such design out of our own backyard, erected in Clifton, Virginia and completed in 2016. It was developed closely with the homeowners, who were unsatisfied with the ailing state of their existing deck and patio. The ultimate project consisted of several parts: a chic round portico, an illuminating Trex lighting network, and even a technology-laden pavilion complete with motorized retractable porch screens. Let's dive in!

7 New Features and Ideas for a Screened Porch in Maryland or Virginia

Posted in: Screen Porch Questions, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Design, retractable screen porch, fireplace, design exercise, outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, outdoor living spaces, Danver cabinets, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, Infratech outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Trex Decking, Trex, fire pit, Outdoor Lighting, Phantom Retractable Screens, Outdoor Appliances

James Moylan

Friday, May 08, 2015

zuri decking screened porch at early sunset interior

Screened-in porches have come a long way from the rickety, drab structures where grandmothers used to read romance novels in rocking chairs.

Thanks to advancements in technology and design, some of the screened-in porches of today are surprisingly cool, with cutting-edge sound systems, sleek fire pits, and state-of-the-art grilling facilities.

Invisible Deck Rails for a Bethesda Overlook Home

Posted in: deck builders, design exercise, design blog

James Moylan

Friday, February 27, 2015


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Invisible Railings for a Bethesda Deck Design

When you live in an area as developed as Bethesda, owning the newest house in the neighborhood can still mean you're the owner of a 40-year-old house. Such is this case with a family of four in the Overlook neighborhood of Westmoreland Hills, whose cul-de-sac home has a view not of their neighbors but of the scenic, heavily wooded Capital Crescent Trail.

Design Exercise: Covered Deck and Patio in Great Falls, Virginia

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks and Patios, Deck Screens, Deck Design, design aesthetic, patio design, design exercise, design blog

James Moylan

Friday, February 13, 2015

Outdoor living space in Great Falls, VA

The Scenario

Bill and Eileen are two of many Virginians who call Great Falls their home. They purchased their 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house in 2002 and have since grown to a family of five with three young daughters. With the amount of room the property has, the couple will be living there for the foreseeable future and has already completed several renovations to its interior.

With a reinvigorated kitchen, a basement-turned-bar and game room, and an expanded master bedroom, the couple's attention has turned to their deteriorating 25-year-old deck that is showing signs of its age. As Bill and Eileen come from large families, they are looking for an outdoor makeover to support the scale of holiday gatherings they are accustomed to as well as birthday parties, play dates, and other events year-round. With their current set-up not meeting these needs, it's time to makeover their outdoor living space.