4 Outdoor Investments that could Boost your Home Value

Posted November 26, 2020 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, General, Landscape Design, Patio and Walkway, Videos

When you spend hard-earned cash improving your backyard, you probably want to make sure you are receiving a good return on your investment. But making the right decisions about your outdoor design, finishes, and amenities could be overwhelming. The wrong decisions could leave you with a space that needs frequent maintenance, costly improvements, or even complete redos! This is why it is important to visualize all of your options and carefully analyze what decisions will add the most value to your home!

Here are 4 outdoor investments that could help boost the value of your home in the Lehigh Valley:

  • Build an outdoor roof structure

Adding a roof structure to cover your new patio or deck will allow you to enjoy your new backyard even when the weather outside is not ideal. A roof structure can shield you from the sun, rain, and/or snow while also protecting your investment.

This family in (Easton, PA) loves to enjoy movies on their covered deck. Their custom roof structure keeps them comfortable, protects their furniture, and allows them to extend the use of their outdoor living space.

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  • Replace your old builder’s deck

Wood decks are difficult to maintain and frequently deteriorate in hidden areas. This could put you, your family, and friends at risk. With a design-first approach and detailed, skilled craftsmanship, you can create a low-maintenance space that is built to last and up to code.

Wood decks are difficult to maintain and frequently deteriorate in hidden areas.

Since your material selection is a crucial part of the process, you will want to work with a designer who can help you understand the short-term-and long-term maintenance requirements of all materials. When you partner with MasterPLAN, your designer will help you make educated and informed decisions about every detail of your backyard so that you are never stuck with an investment that needs frequent maintenance or upgrades.

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  • Upgrade your Patio

You don’t need to break the bank to upgrade your patio, but you do need a comprehensive plan and a partner to help you achieve the goals you have for your new hardscape. This family in Easton, Pennsylvania had an old deck and brick walkway that they rarely used. The old deck was also causing water issues in their home.

You don’t need to break the bank to upgrade your patio, but you do need a comprehensive plan and a partner to help you achieve the goals you have for your new hardscape. We helped this family visualize a design solution that replaced their old deck with an open concept, low-maintenance, rustic paver patio that features plenty of seating and partial overhead protection. By replacing the overgrown plantings and failing deck structure with an open concept design we helped this family create a backyard that they are proud of and a space that everyone can enjoy!

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  • Invest in an outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchens continue to grow in popularity and can be a big draw for potential buyers-especially in a higher price range. Specialty appliances like outdoor pizza ovens, wine refrigerators, side burners, dishwashers, and ice makers add sophistication to an outdoor kitchen. But how do you determine what features and appliances you will really use in your outdoor kitchen?

Functionality and convenience are at the forefront of every MasterPLAN design. Unlike an outdoor kitchen contractor, we want to make sure you actually use every feature of your new space. Throughout the design process, we will ask you questions to help understand how you want to use your outdoor kitchen. This design-first approach will make sure your outdoor kitchen has the same comfort and convenience as your indoor kitchen. This will help you make sure you never miss out on the precious memories created in your new space!

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Planning a new backyard is a very exciting process, but we get how overwhelming it can be to select outdoor features that will help increase the value of your home.  You are not alone!

This is precisely why we have helped hundreds of homeowners – just like you – understand their investment options and make the best decisions for their homes and family. Our proven process helped them make educated decisions about their investment. This resulted in a space that maximizes their home value, helped them fall in love with their home all over again, and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how to start the process:

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!

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN MEETING!

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