3 Things To Know About Building A Deck

Posted August 24, 2023 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, Fire Feature, Furniture, General, Hardware, outdoor design, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Living Room, Videos

If you’re thinking about building a new deck, there are a few things you need to consider before you start construction. First, you want to make sure it’s easy to maintain and built with high-quality materials so you aren’t stuck with a high-maintenance eyesore in your backyard. But all the choices can make building a new deck very overwhelming. The good news is our goal is to help you design and build the perfect new deck for your outdoor space. So here’s a free guide that will help you get started:

  • Determine the Purpose of Your New Deck

Before designing your deck, think about how you will use the space. Do you want to entertain guests, relax with family, or have a space for outdoor dining? These essential details will influence your new deck’s size, layout, and features so it complements your lifestyle and home.

If you’re planning to entertain guests on your deck, you will need to allocate enough space for seating areas, maybe consider a wet bar, or create a custom grilling area that is easily accessible to everyone at the gathering. To optimize your space, consider including features such as built-in benches, an outdoor fireplace, or a hot tub to enhance the entertainment experience.

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  • Plan the Furniture for Your New Deck

To ensure you’re making the best investment when it comes to your new deck, it’s important to carefully plan your outdoor furniture. At MasterPLAN, we understand the importance of providing you with a crystal-clear vision of your dream space. And, our goal is to eliminate any guesswork when it comes to designing and building your new deck.

That’s why we help you create a custom, full-color, 3D design video that takes you on an interactive journey through your future space. This lets you see exactly how your furniture will fit and feel how it will connect with your home. This proven process helps you eliminate unexpected surprises during your build and feel completely confident that your design aligns perfectly with your expectations even before construction begins.

  • Select the Right Material for Your New Deck

The most commonly seen decking material is pressure-treated wood. This is because a new pressure-treated wood deck can be installed quickly and contractors tend to tell their clients that a pressure-treated wood deck is more affordable. However, if you’re considering a new pressure-treated wood deck you should know that you will waste time and money maintaining your new wood deck throughout its lifetime. This is why choosing the right materials when designing your deck is important.

When it comes to choosing the right materials for your deck, it’s important to take your time and make thoughtful decisions. At MasterPLAN, we understand this and strive to create a stress-free experience for you every step of the way. With our Love It or Revise It Assurance, you can trust that our team will guide you in selecting durable, reliable, and versatile materials that will withstand the test of time when building your new deck. This is because we want you to enjoy your new deck for years to come without ever worrying about maintenance or other hassles.

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Are you looking to build a new outdoor kitchen in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania to enjoy a summer of meals outside, remodel and renovate your existing pool in Allentown, 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 investment and don’t want you to have the hassle of coordinating with multiple crews or dealing with complicated plans, permits, or 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 in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania 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 enjoy 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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If you’re considering a custom outdoor living space, we have the perfect resource for you. For a limited time, download an exclusive copy of  “Your Guide to Building a Custom Outdoor Living Space,” and rest easy knowing you’re making the right investment in your home. With this tool, you can stop worrying and start creating the custom outdoor living space of your dreams today!

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