A Complete Guide To Outdoor Living Space Design Essentials

Posted November 10, 2022 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, Furniture, General, Outdoor Kitchen, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

From new outdoor kitchens with all the latest appliances to new crystal blue in-ground swimming pools with swim-up pool bars, there are many options for building your new outdoor living space in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll show you how to create your ideal outdoor living space. We’ll cover everything from choosing the right furniture to planning your layout, developing your budget, and more!

  • Define your Vision

The first step to creating your custom outdoor living space is to visualize exactly how your new space could look. You’ll need to feel how you will use every feature. What do you want your new backyard to look like? Do you want a quiet new covered porch to read & relax alone? Or do you prefer a covered patio for hosting all your family and friends for birthday parties, graduation ceremonies, and football games?

Think about how you want to use your new outdoor living space before you commit to a contractor in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Do you want a place to relax and unwind, or do you want a space that will keep the kids active and entertained or both? Once you’ve decided how you want to use your space, we can start planning accordingly and make sure it meets all your requirements. Seriously consider a full-color custom 3D design that can help you make important decisions when it comes to selecting the right features and layout for your new space.

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  •  Develop your Budget 

Nothing is worse than designing and falling in love with a space that is well over your budget. But if you want to love your space—and increase the value of your home—make sure you understand how your material selections, feature options, and space efficiency will impact your overall budget. An outstanding designer will help guide you through the pros and cons of materials, understand their associated costs, and discuss building all at once or implementing a phased approach to this vision so you never feel overextended.

When you partner with MasterPLAN, your custom full-color 3D design will include a Budget Study that provides a rough range of costs, laid out à la carte. Your designer will use their industry knowledge and construction experience to help you select the best finishes, materials, and features that are within your budget while helping you phase your project over time if needed.

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  • Do it yourself or hire someone?

Going for the cheapest contractor or DIY option sounds nice when looking at your wallet, but if they lack the qualifications, resources, design knowledge, detail, care, and efficiency to complete the project your costs will quickly spiral out of control, someone could get seriously injured, or you could get stuck with a dangerous eyesore in your backyard!

We know every budget, lifestyle, and home is different. This is why we are committed to educating our clients throughout the entire process while helping them make the best decisions about their design, construction, and future renovations. Our proven process ensures that only qualified, insured, and experienced professionals are at your home to complete your build. Their passion for excellence, skill, and craftsmanship is second to none! They will always treat your home and family with the respect and courtesy you deserve, without comprising a single detail throughout the process.

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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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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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