Outdoor Living Spaces

Creating an inviting and functional outdoor living space is popular among homeowners. First State Building & Design has been designing and building outdoor spaces for clients for more than a decade. Whether a custom decks, pools, porches, sunrooms, or fencing, FSBD has experts for them all.

Our expert designers and craftsmen will work with you – from initial ideas and concepts to design layout and 3-D renderings to final build and installation.

Creating an inviting and functional outdoor living space is popular among homeowners. First State Building & Design has been designing and building outdoor spaces for clients for more than a decade. Whether a custom decks, pools, porches, sunrooms, or fencing, FSBD has experts for them all.

Our expert designers and craftsmen will work with you – from initial ideas and concepts to design layout and 3-D renderings to final build and installation.

Custom Decks

Custom decks are the way to go when creating an outdoor space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. With their unique designs and personalized touch, custom decks can transform any backyard into a stunning oasis. Whether a small, cozy deck or a large, multi-level masterpiece, FSBD custom decks offer endless possibilities for creating the perfect outdoor retreat.

FSBD works with Azek, Timbertech, Cedar and more for decking.

Tan composite deck with umbrellas


Porches are a popular architectural feature that adds charm and functionality to a home. They can be renovated or remodeled to create a more enjoyable and inviting space for homeowners and guests. Porch additions are also a great way to expand the living area of a home and enhance its overall value. There are endless design possibilities, whether it’s a small front porch or a large wrap-around porch. Renovating or remodeling a porch can involve updating the flooring, installing lighting fixtures, or even enclosing the space to create a screened-in porch. FSBD will work with you for proper planning and design to transform a house into a warm and welcoming home with a new or updated porch.

FSBD works quality products from Craftbilt sunrooms & Awnings, Synergy Wood Products, Azek, Timbertech, James Hardie Siding, Infratech Heaters, National Stone Solutions, MSI Stone, Superior fireplace, Shaw flooring, Certainteed Siding, Certainteed Roofing for porches.

Covered porch with black windows


A sunroom, also known as a 3 season room, is a versatile addition to any home. It is a space that allows homeowners to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while being protected from the elements. FSBD sunrooms are typically constructed with large windows or glass walls, allowing natural light to flood the space and provide a sense of openness. This makes it an ideal area for relaxation, entertaining guests, or even as a home office. With the ability to enjoy the views and warmth of the sun all year round, a sunroom is a valuable investment that adds functionality and aesthetic appeal to any home.

FSBD utilizes the quality materials from Craftbilt sunrooms & Awnings, Synergy Wood Products, Azek, Timbertech, James Hardie Siding, Infratech Heaters, National Stone Solutions, MSI Stone, Superior fireplace, Shaw flooring, ProVia Windows, Harvey Windows, Certainteed Siding, Certainteed Roofing for sunrooms.

Sunroom with stone facade

Pergolas, Pavillions & Gazebos

Enhance your outdoor living space with a pergola, pavilion, or gazebo.  These structures provide shade and protection from the elements and add aesthetic value to any backyard or garden. Pergolas, pavilions, and gazebo installation and design require careful planning and expertise.. Professional installation and design ensure that these structures are properly built, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.

FSBD works with Cardinal, Structure X, Shoreline quality materials for their pergolas, pavilions and gazebos.

White pergola over gray composite decking

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular in recent years as homeowners seek to extend their living space to the outdoors and create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor entertaining. An outdoor kitchen from First State Building and Design is an excellent addition to any backyard or patio, providing a convenient and functional space for cooking and dining al fresco. With our guidance for the right design and layout, your outdoor kitchen will have all the necessary appliances and amenities, including grill, refrigerator, sink, and even a pizza oven. This lets homeowners easily prepare meals and entertain guests while enjoying the beautiful outdoor surroundings. Outdoor kitchens elevate the outdoor entertaining experience, making it more convenient and enjoyable for everyone involved.

FSBD works with Blaze, Lion, Big Green Egg, MSI Stone and National Stone Solutions.

Outdoor kitchen with stone countertops

Outdoor Fireplaces

An outdoor fireplace is an excellent addition to any outdoor living space. It provides warmth and ambiance, allowing homeowners to enjoy their outdoor space even during colder months. An outdoor fireplace can be a focal point in the backyard, creating a cozy gathering spot for family and friends. It can also serve as a cooking area, allowing homeowners to grill or roast food over an open flame. With various designs and materials available, homeowners can work with our designers and craftsmen to choose an outdoor fireplace that complements their outdoor decor. 

FSBD utilizes Superior and Carol Rose for outdoor fireplaces.

Outdoor stone fireplace under covered porch

Patios & Hardscaping

Patios and hardscaping play a vital role in enhancing your backyard. A patio serves as an extension of the house, providing a comfortable and functional area for relaxation and entertainment. Hardscaping, on the other hand, refers to using non-living elements like walkways, pavers, and stone to create a visually appealing landscape. These two elements go hand in hand, as walkways made of pavers or stone can lead to a beautifully designed patio. The use of pavers and stone in hardscaping not only adds aesthetic value to the outdoor space but also provides durability and functionality. Whether creating a cozy seating area or designing a pathway through the garden, patios and hardscaping offer endless possibilities to transform any outdoor area into a stunning retreat.

Hardscape materials from Cambridge, MSI Stone, Belgard, Techo-Bloc, Flagstone, Volt Lighting, In-Lite lighting are used by FSBD for our patios, hardscaping, and walkways.

Stone patio and wall

Custom Pools

A custom pool is the ultimate addition when creating a dream backyard oasis. Custom pools are tailored to the homeowner’s desires and needs, allowing for a truly unique and personalized swimming experience. Whether you envision a sleek and modern design or a tropical paradise with waterfalls and lush landscaping, a custom pool can bring your vision to life. Designing and constructing a custom pool involves careful planning, collaboration with experienced pool builders, and using high-quality materials. From the size and shape to the features and finishes, every pool aspect can be customized to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that reflects your style and enhances your outdoor living space. With a custom pool, you can enjoy the luxury and relaxation of your private oasis right in your backyard.

Our custom pools incorporate quality materials from Pentair, Hayward, Merlin, Pebbletech, MSI Stone, Aquabella.

Small wading pool with whirlpool next to cabana

Phantom Screens

Phantom Screens is a leading manufacturer of high-quality retractable screens. These screens offer a sleek and elegant solution for homeowners who want to enjoy the benefits of fresh air and natural light without compromising the aesthetics of their living spaces. With Phantom Screens, you can quickly transform your doors, windows, and outdoor spaces into functional and inviting areas. These retractable screens are designed to blend seamlessly into any architectural style and can be customized to fit any size or shape. Whether you want to create a bug-free environment or enhance the beauty of your home, Phantom Screens provides innovative solutions that are both practical and visually appealing. With their durable construction and easy operation, Phantom Screens offers a long-lasting, reliable screening solution for your home or business.

Picture of a boy opening large Phantom screen door


Fencing is essential to any property, providing security and privacy. A well-constructed fence not only defines the boundaries of an enclosure outside but also adds a touch of elegance to the overall aesthetic. A fence deters unauthorized access to your space and creates a sense of safety. Additionally, it offers privacy by shielding the property from prying eyes. The versatility of fencing materials and designs allows for customization, ensuring that the fence not only meets its practical purpose but also complements the style and architecture of the home.

FSBD works with types BuffTech and Shoreline fencing materials.

Picture of swimming pool surrounded by fencing

FAQ about Outdoor Living Spaces

Decks provide an extended living area, perfect for entertaining and relaxing. They also add value to your home. Choose materials like composite or hardwood for durability and low maintenance.

Consider your available space, budget, and desired features. Ensure compliance with local regulations and think about maintenance requirements. Pools can enhance your outdoor experience but require proper planning.

Consider factors such as privacy, security, and aesthetics. Common fencing materials include wood, vinyl, metal, and composite. Check local regulations and discuss your needs with a fencing professional for the best choice.

Sunrooms offer a versatile and comfortable space to enjoy the outdoors year-round. They provide natural light and extra living space and can be customized for various purposes, such as a home office or a cozy retreat.

Upgrade your porch with comfortable seating, lighting, and outdoor decor. Consider features like a porch swing, ceiling fans, and suitable flooring materials. A well-designed porch can become a favorite spot for relaxation and socializing.

Phantom Screens are retractable screens that can be installed on doors, windows, or large openings. They provide insect protection, ventilation, and unobstructed views. They are ideal for porches and patios, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without compromising comfort.

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  • Avatar Patricia Walker ★★★★★ in the last week
    Our kitchen was a disaster and they worked with us to insure that our renovation was beyond expectations. They are extremely responsive (shout out to Kalee and Nancy) and professional. The whole staff is excellent at problem solving … More and we had plenty of those! We would not hesitate to use them again.
  • Avatar Sydney-Blair Cruz ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    FSBD were very professional and easy to work with. They gave us exactly what we asked for, and made many suggestions to improve upon our requested design. They took care of any issues that came up quickly and even threw in some extra … More little touches that were not expected but made the project that much better. We especially liked their online interface that allowed us to track the project schedule, so we always knew what was going to happen at any time. We will be using them again in the future!
  • Avatar Phil McInroe ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    We recently had a complete exterior renovation performed on our home by FSBD. I think every service that FSBD provides was utilized for our renovation. We had a large wrap around deck installed, a new entry, new Hardy siding and windows … More installed. Under the back deck we decided to build a functional dry room.
    The workmanship was of the highest quality and the crews were easy to work with. FSBD employees a top-notch design team which is foundational for the crews to work. In addition, the project is assigned a project lead who ensures everything is done correctly and on time (much appreciated). High quality materials were used throughout and the specialized trades such as the trim carpenter and stone masons are true masters.
    We love to spend time on the deck experiencing the forest and grilling. The deck design meets our lifestyle perfectly and we can grill and eat outdoors rain or shine, day or night.
    I recommend FSBD if you are serious about high quality professional workmanship.
    Phil & Val
  • Avatar N Dibaee ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    We are so happy with how our outdoor space came out with first state builders! We had a big custom job and they took the task head on. Very professional and talented staff. Detail oriented and quality work!
  • Avatar Brenda Scott ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    We had Sunspace windows and a door installed on our previously screened back porch. We could not be happier with the new look. Our installers, Dave and Nick, earned a 10+ for their work. We will use FSBD again and again if we want work … More done on our home. Thank you again, FSBD

Come visit our main showroom centrally located along the Route 202 corridor. We have two floors showcasing the exterior and interior materials we work with – from Timbertek decking boards, to MasterCraft cabinetry to Sunspace Weathermaster windows and doors.