Adding a deck or patio to your backyard is a great way to expand your living space to the outdoors while creating a backyard retreat. The idea of a “staycation” (a vacation at home) has changed the deck and patio industry over the past few years. Homeowners are not just adding small functional decks or patios onto their homes, they are creating vacation spots right in their backyard. The trends in decks and patios include roofs to create shady areas, full outdoor kitchens and bars for entertaining, fireplaces and fire pits to utilize the outdoor spaces in the colder months, and much more. A well designed deck or patio can completely transform the exterior of your home and provide an inviting space for the entire family. You will be amazed how much you utilize your deck and patio when the ambiance is enhanced through the use of great decking and patio materials, beautiful lighting, unique features, and a great design. Check out www.dd-builders.com for some examples of great outdoor spaces and to contact us for a free consultation.