3 Popular Home Improvement Trends for 2023

Posted April 27, 2023 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Covered Patio, Decks, Design/Build, General, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Living Room, Outdoor Technology, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

It’s no surprise that home improvement trends continue to influence the way we use our living spaces. In 2023, one of the biggest trends is to fully integrate your backyard with your indoor spaces to create a larger footprint for your home and a better lifestyle for your family. But, with all of the home technology trends, TikTok fads, IG influencers, and design ‘experts’, it’s important to seek practical solutions that make the most sense for your lifestyle, budget, and home.

So, before you invest in a new outdoor kitchen, new inground pool, or other outdoor feature, explore these three popular trends that can help add the most value to your home:

  • Outdoor kitchens with flexible layouts and plenty of storage

Carefully planning the layout for your new outdoor kitchen in Allentown, Pennsylvania can be the difference between a functional, inviting outdoor kitchen that you use all the time and one that’s cramped, cluttered, and an eye sore in your yard. Depending on the size of your yard, you’ll need to determine which appliances will fit in your new outdoor kitchen efficiently, where your new outdoor kitchen will go, and how you will store everything you need for your new outdoor kitchen.

For example, when this family wanted to upgrade the space around their pool to include a custom outdoor kitchen complete with a covered patio, we helped them visualize exactly where the prep area and storage would go while allowing them to feel how they would engage the space through a custom, full-color 3D design video. This helped the family design a new custom outdoor kitchen complete with chef-caliber features, plenty of seating, a huge kitchen island, storage drawers with adjustable shelves and soft-close cabinets made from refined barn wood, and more!

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  • Consider a covered patio or porch to extend the use of your space

A new covered porch or a patio is a perfect structure where you can enjoy a lazy weekend reading your favorite book while watching the seasons change. But, when designing your new covered patio or porch, make sure it won’t block natural light from entering your home. Pay attention to the direction of the space, window positioning, and roof structure height when coming up with your design plan.

An all-season porch or covered patio will allow you to enjoy more days outside by shielding you from the sun, rain, wind, and cold. Your choice between fully enclosed and screened-in structures should depend on how often you intend to use your new living space; if it’s year-round then go for a fully enclosed structure with HVCA; if not, a simple outdoor covered patio or custom porch may be best to provide the comfort you are looking for.

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  • Upgrade the area around your existing inground swimming pool

A well-designed pool is fantastic, but the area around your pool is even more important! At MasterPLAN, we specialize in creating aesthetically pleasing outdoor living spaces that will last for years while providing a lifetime of memories, regardless of what the current space around your pool looks like.

Our focus on design first allows us to use existing pools as a starting point and make whatever updates are needed to fit your exact specifications and lifestyle needs. No matter the size, shape, or setup of your pool, we can work around your existing swimming pool to upgrade your space so it best serves your functional and aesthetic needs.

Tour this Pool Remodel and Renovation in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania →

Are you looking to build a new outdoor kitchen in Allentown, Pennsylvania to enjoy a summer of meals outside, remodel and renovate your existing pool in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania so your grandkids can enjoy it all summer, or build a custom outdoor living space that will create lasting memories? If so, then look no further. Because we understand the importance of getting value for your money and don’t want you to have the hassle of coordinating with multiple crews or dealing with complicated permits/approvals. That’s why we are proud to partner with homeowners in the Lehigh Valley to help them avoid wasting time, money, and space when it comes to transforming their backyard into a custom outdoor living space.

Our award-winning design/build process ensures that all engineering, project management, contractor scheduling, inspections, permit applications, and other essential details for your new custom outdoor living space are taken care of for you by experienced, reliable, & trustworthy professionals. You’ll never have to worry about communicating with your HOA or township either. So relax and watch your dream outdoor living space come alive as we handle all of the heavy lifting so that you can focus on planning how you will use your new custom outdoor living space.

Here’s how you can get started today:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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