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Northern Virginia Outdoor Bedrooms

Sleeping stylishly under the stars

Eating and lounging outdoors are recent modern trends, but what about sleeping al fresco as well? We've all experienced the joys of camping, but today's outdoor bedrooms are much more elegant than a pup tent pitched in the mud. Daybeds, fluttering curtains and unobscured views of nature's most beautiful moments make up an outdoor bedroom, and for those who have the space and privacy to pull it off, it also makes for a very romantic interlude.

Outdoor bedrooms haven't really caught on for overnight sleeping; rather, they're another place to lounge informally after a big dinner or during a hot afternoon. One of the reasons for this is the fact that it's hard to be private when you're in an open backyard, fenced or not. People who use their outdoor bedrooms to actually spend the night normally put them on top of roof terraces or in secluded spots in their backyard.

Pros and Cons of Outdoor Sleeping

As the outdoor room trend catches on, the pros and cons of having an outdoor bedroom become more prevalent. Some of the benefits include:

  • An unlimited supply of fresh air, which is known to help a person sleep better, which can lead to stress relief.
  • Another place to lounge more comfortably with friends.
  • An extension of your outdoor kitchen or lounge - another zone of your "outdoor home," thus bringing even more value to your house.
  • A place to relax when life gets busy and tough - many people use their outdoor beds to relax in the hot summer sunshine.

As with any outdoor room, you may have to deal with the weather and other annoyances, which could influence your decision to spend money on potentially expensive accessories for your backyard. These annoyances include:

  • Lack of climate control - when it's sweltering, there really isn't a way to control the temperature so that it's comfortable enough for sleeping, and if you want to use the bedroom in the winter, you'll need some heavy-duty patio heating, and even then it might not be the safest idea to sleep in the cold.
  • Sacrificing comfort for durability - many of the outdoor daybeds on the market are made of fabric and material that will stand up to the weather, which is great for preserving your investment. However, for some products, you are essentially paying for a glorified lawn chaise, since the beds are constructed very much on the level of these types of furniture. You may find that the bed you paid over $1,000 for is not as comfortable as you thought it would be.
  • Expensive - outdoor furniture manufacturers are cashing in, and outdoor bedroom furniture is no exception.

Don't let this stop you from planning an outdoor bedroom, though - it doesn't have to be huge or expensive. Many people get away with setting an outdoor daybed, maybe with billowing mosquito netting curtains, for less than $2,000, and it's a great add-on to an elegant outdoor lounge. Think of it as a sleepover situation - when you're finished with your more formal chatting on your chairs and sofas, you can cuddle up on the daybed with a few candles to relax in a more intimate setting.

Features of an Outdoor Bedroom

Depending on the size and budget for your outdoor sleeping area, you can get anything from a simple daybed resembling a pool chaise or go all out with a daybed, pergola, nightstand, curtains and accessories like wind chimes. The decor will reflect the personality of the owner. If he or she wants to create an island oasis, the room will be airy with lots of mosquito netting. If a cozier mood is desired, then the bed will be sheltered with light wooden or fabric walls and a canopy to protect the sleepers.

Whether you choose to sleep outdoors overnight is up to you, but creating a napping area for somnolent summer afternoons is something everyone will appreciate, from your toddler to your spouse.


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We have just had the pleasure of having Deck Doctor build and complete our deck. After interviewing many local contractors, we were impressed by Jesse's knowledge, his preparation for our meeting and his professionalism. We received so much misinformation and outright dishonesty from others, that our meeting with him was a sheer pleasure and frankly a breath of fresh air. He not only acquired the building permits but went to the extra trouble of pulling the plat for Fairfax County. They began building our deck the same day as the permit was granted, and finished in two days and clean up was spotless. We are delighted by the quality of the materials and workmanship. Many contractors could take a lesson in how Deck Doctor goes about doing business and we give the highest recommendations to Deck Doctor.

Mr. & Mrs. Peter J
Arlington, VA


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Dealing with The Deck Doctor was a pleasure from our first contact with Jesse and his team to the final completion of our new deck. We initially selected The Deck Doctor because of their unique designs and their superior ability to discuss what they were going to do and how they were going to do it. Once we started the process with them, it could not have gone better. They made it the easiest home improvement project we have ever done. They took care of every detail, everything was completed exactly when they said it would be, and for exactly what they said it would cost. Everyone who worked on the project was extremely polite and took great care to minimize impact to the rest of our yard. The Deck Doctor put on our Trex Transcends deck in some very cold weather this February and despite the snow they still maintained their initial completion date.

Now that the deck is done it is beautiful. We love the workmanship and just being able to sit out in the back of our house with friends and grill out. This company truly has our gold star approval for professionalism and quality of work.

Sharon J.
Arlington, VA


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I recently had Deck Doctor replace a deck for me in Northern Virginia and was extremely pleased with the whole process. They provided me a number of options in the deck design and after reviewing the proposal I decide to go with a combination wood and composite deck.

This new deck was put on a property I own in Caroline County, VA and they were willing to drive the extra distance to complete this project at no extra cost. The Deck Doctor crew worked clean and made sure all debris was removed upon completion. They even added a "sunburst" pattern to the deck railing at the entrance to give it a more inviting look.

I would definitely recommend the Deck Doctor for all deck installation, refinishing and staining.

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Now that the deck is done, it is beautiful. We love the workmanship and just being able to sit out in the back of our house with friends and grill out. This company truly has our gold star approval for professionalism and quality of work.

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