3 ways to save money when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space

Posted January 14, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Design/Build, General, Landscape Design

Since we find ourselves spending more time at home, it is important to make sure you are making the most of your space. But we get investing in an outdoor living space could sound expensive and managing a contractor in the Lehigh Valley could be overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be! By combining the design and construction of your project in Bethlehem, Allentown, or Easton, you can eliminate the stress, hassle, and mistakes that could happen with a typical construction project.

Learn the top three ways you can save time, money, and space when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space:

  • Visualize exactly how your space will look

If you have no idea how an outdoor kitchen will look in your Allentown, Pennsylvania backyard, then you might end up wasting time and money on an investment that could look out of place or a layout that doesn’t accommodate your dinner party plans.

We know that visualization is the key element to every successful outdoor living project. When you partner with MasterPLAN, you will leverage our award-winning tools, experience, and expertise to craft your vision into a custom 3D design video. Your custom video will feature day and night time views, real life-like imagery, and enhanced views of all your details. Seeing exactly how your space will look will help you avoid wasting money on an outdoor investment that you will never use.

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  • Know exactly how much your space will cost

If you do not have any idea how much your new outdoor living space with a roof system in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania should cost, you could end up falling in love with a design that far exceeds your budget. This is why it’s important to have a partner who can help you understand how much each detail and feature will cost. You should trust your design/build partner to help you optimize your project budget and select the best features that will fit your lifestyle and add the most value to your home.

We don’t think you should ever feel overextended financially when building your dream backyard. This is why we will discuss your vision and budget as the initial step of your project. You will save time by leveraging your designer’s knowledge and experience to evaluate and select the best design, features, and details for your new outdoor living space. Your custom budget study is designed to be a rough range of historical costs similar to projects we have done in the past. This will help you understand exactly how much your project will cost and make sure you are receiving the best return on your investment.  This will also help you decide whether your outdoor living space is built all at once or phased over time!

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  • Detail driven construction specialist to deliver your build

Managing your design, engineering, approvals permits, construction and other important project details can be overwhelming, and overseeing multiple contractors can be frustrating. Important details could be missed, your project could be delayed, permits could be forgotten, or worse you won’t ever get to enjoy your finished project.

To streamline your design, project management, and construction, we act as your single point of contact throughout your backyard transformation. Our teams do not cut corners, so there is no need to worry or stress during your build. Your MasterPLAN designer will be in the field frequently to monitor your build and make sure that your new backyard is built safely, efficiently, and exactly how you wanted it to look!

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Planning a new backyard should be a very exciting experience, but we get that it is a significant investment. You might feel overwhelmed thinking about managing the design, permits, budget, bids, patio or deck contractors, and all the other important details of your project in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, or Western New Jersey. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners– just like you- to take all the heavy lifting out of their backyard transformation. Our proven process has helped them design and build award-winning outdoor living spaces that maximize home value, help homeowners fall in love with their home all over again, and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how we do it:

Call –Schedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!


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