3 Ways to Use Your Outdoor Living Space All Year Long

Posted December 30, 2021 in Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, Furniture, General, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Technology, Patio and Walkway, Phantom Screen, Pool, Videos

Outdoor living spaces can be designed and built to serve any purpose. Relaxation or recreation. Casual dining or casual conversation. Large backyard gatherings or small family dinners. With the right design, plan, and partner you can create an outdoor living area that perfectly complements your home while allowing you to enjoy nature’s innate healing powers-no matter what the season. But, if you don’t have outdoor features that keep you comfortable, you will probably not want to spend as much time outdoors.

This is why it’s important to ensure that your new outdoor living space includes features that enhance your comfort, control the climate, and add a touch of elegance to outdoor living. Here are 3 outdoor features that will keep your space comfortable all year long:

  • Add an attached roof system to protect you from the elements 

Any homeowner that lives in Pennsylvania or New Jersey realizes that our weather and seasons really predict how much time we are able to enjoy outside in our backyards. This is why it is important to consider an attached roof system when designing your new patio, deck, outdoor kitchen, or pool. An attached roof system will extend the use of your outdoor living space and also provide shelter from the rain, wind, and sun so you can spend more time outdoors.

Comfort features such as ceiling fans to offer a cool breeze on a hot summer day, or skylights that will conserve energy and allow natural light into your home can easily be incorporated into an attached roof structure to enhance the comfort and functionality of your new outdoor living space.

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  • Take the Chill out of the Air with Bromic Heaters

Made with both function and design in mind, infrared heaters can offer direct warmth to your new deck or patio in the Lehigh Valley. These efficient systems are powered by a convenient wireless remote control and their temperature can be controlled by one heating element of two!. But, to ensure you are getting the most out of your infrared heaters, they must be properly placed.

Infrared heaters could cause fire and safety issues if they are installed directly below or in front of a wall electricity socket. Placing bromic heaters in the wrong place could damage the electricity outlet, plugs, or worst case scenario cause fire and safety issues. This is why it’s important to work with a professional who understands where your outdoor heaters should be placed, how they should be installed and can explain how you should maintain your new infrared heaters in the Lehigh Valley.

How to install outdoor heaters on your new patio or deck →

  • Keep the bugs out with retractable screens 

Spring and summer bring lovely weather to the Lehigh Valley, but as the seasons change the bugs begin to appear. This could prevent you from enjoying time in your backyard. You know that screens could help eliminate bugs, gnats, and other outdoor pests but you don’t want to disrupt the beautiful views of your new outdoor living space with a bulky, permanent solution that you really only need for a few months throughout the year.

We think you deserve to enjoy the gorgeous views of your new outdoor living space and we don’t think you deserve to have bulky screens constantly blocking your views. 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.

How to Protect Your Backyard from Bugs All Year Round→

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 and all 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!


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