3 Things to Consider for Your Outdoor Office Space

Posted October 21, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Outdoor Technology, Patio and Walkway, Videos

Being outdoors is known to improve our mood, boost self-esteem, enhance immunity, and lead to better health. Companies have also reported that allowing their employees to work outdoors improves productivity. This is why many companies are encouraging their teams to spend more time working outdoors while experiencing the innate healing powers that nature provides.

More often than not, especially nowadays with technology advancing exponentially from the pandemic, you may find yourself with the ability to work from home more frequently than you have before. However, if you work from home you may not have a space that is properly designed to accommodate an outdoor office. Or maybe your space could be lacking important features that make your outdoor office practical and functional.

This is why we are sharing 3 things that are needed to be considered to help optimize your outdoor office space:

  • Shelter Your Space from the Environment

When you actually decide you want to work outside in your new outdoor office space in the Lehigh Valley, you are probably wanting to get away from something that may be bothering you inside your home. The last thing you want is rain damaging your technology and your technology getting dirty from all the pollen we tend to get in Pennsylvania!

You will want to consider adding a roof structure over your outdoor living space to be able to properly utilize it as an office. This will shelter you from the outdoor elements like the rain and most of the pollen that may float into your outdoor space. Adding features such as bromic heaters, ceiling fans, skylights, and custom sound systems, can enhance the comfort of your new space and improve the functionality of your new outdoor office.

How to build an outdoor office in the Lehigh Valley →

  • Protect Yourself from Bugs

Bugs, gnats, and other outdoor pests can be a distraction when trying to work outside. Constant swatting can cause distractions on video conference calls and spraying harmful chemicals could be detrimental to your health. But you probably don’t want to disrupt the beautiful views of your new outdoor living space with bulky permanent screens.

This is why we have helped many homeowners, just like you, integrate Phantom Screens into their outdoor living space! These custom, retractable screens are easy to use and will keep all those annoying pests out of your new outdoor living space in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

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  • Power Up your Setup and Establish a Robust Wifi Network

A strong internet connection is an essential tool for any office, but especially a home office. So if you’re planning to work from your new outdoor living space it is essential to plan your internet connections before your build begins. Unfortunately, most deck or patio contractors in the Lehigh Valley will neglect to help you properly plan and install a robust wifi system for your new space.

We know that miscellaneous cords and wires can be an eyesore and we never want your new outdoor living space to feel crowded or disorganized! Our design-first approach will help you select the right equipment and properly plan your wireless connections so you can work from any part of your new outdoor living space without any worry.


Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

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!

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN MEETING!

(610) 628-2480

In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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