Determining a Budget for Your Outdoor Living Space: 3 Things to Consider

Posted January 25, 2024 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Covered Patio, Design/Build, Fire Feature, Garden, General, Landscape Design, outdoor design, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Living Room, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

Your backyard plays a vital role in enhancing the value of your home and in today’s Lehigh Valley housing market, potential buyers are looking for well-designed outdoor living spaces, making it crucial to have a completed outdoor area that stands out.

Although you recognize the significance of improving your property with landscaping that not only enhances your own enjoyment but also increases its value, you may have concerns about determining the appropriate amount to invest in an outdoor living space. That’s where establishing a budget for your outdoor living space becomes essential, as it kickstarts the entire process.

Here are a few factors to consider when establishing a budget for creating a custom outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley:

  • Determine your priorities:

Think about what elements are most important to you in your new outdoor living space. Do you want a spacious patio for entertaining? A beautiful garden with lush greenery? A swimming pool or a fireplace? Clearly define your priorities to allocate your budget accordingly so you don’t get stuck with a boring and basic design or a design that will burst your budget!

  • Understand your costs:

Enhancing teamwork, visual tools, and streamlined processes can greatly decrease change orders in projects. That’s because many builders lack the resources to provide clear solutions for custom outdoor living spaces, causing homeowners to face costly changes later on. But when you partner with MasterPLAN, you can avoid such issues by confirming you are completely confident and comfortable with all aspects of your design before your build begins.

Our Love It or Revise It Assurance offers peace of mind with complimentary design revisions for your custom 3D design video, ensuring design and budget harmony at all times. This way you can confidently choose details for your patio or the right stone for a fireplace chase by getting a clear visual of different options.

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  • Assess the size and condition of your backyard:

Consider the size and current state of your backyard before you commit to any design. If you have a large space or need extensive pool updates, you may need to allocate a larger budget for materials and labor. Additionally, if you need to fix any existing issues, such as drainage problems or uneven terrain, these costs should also be factored into your budget.

A custom 3D design can help you visualize ways to make your inground swimming pool more efficient, beautiful, and look more comfortable for you and your family. Our design-first approach allows us to help you visualize exactly how we will keep your existing pool in its position – to save time & money – while maximizing your pool’s aesthetic appeal by upgrading the area around your pool in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. No matter the size, shape, or setup of your pool, we can work around your existing swimming pool to upgrade your backyard to an outdoor living space.

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  • Consider long-term maintenance:

As you plan your new custom outdoor living space, keep in mind the ongoing maintenance costs for all your new features and additions. For example, if you’re considering an outdoor kitchen, you may want to consider a covered structure to help protect your investment and enhance your enjoyment.

An attached roof structure can help extend the use of your outdoor space by +3 months per year! So before you build your new custom outdoor kitchen in Saucon Valley, Pennsylvania make sure you consider how and when you want to use it. If your goal is to provide simple outdoor comfort for use when the weather is behaving, an attached roof structure may not be in your vision. But if you want to use your new outdoor kitchen 365 days a year, an attached roof structure might be a better investment.

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If you’re interested in creating a new outdoor kitchen in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to enjoy meals outdoors this summer, renovating your existing inground swimming pool in Allentown, Pennsylvania for your grandkids’ enjoyment, or building a custom outdoor living space in Easton, Pennsylvania that will make lasting memories, then you’ve come to the right place. That’s because we understand the value of your investment and want to make the entire process as hassle-free as possible. That’s why we’re proud to partner with homeowners in the Lehigh Valley area to simplify the transformation of their backyard into a personalized outdoor living space that adds value to their home.

With our award-winning design/build process, our team of experienced professionals takes care of everything from engineering and project management to contractor scheduling, permit applications, and inspections for your custom outdoor living space so you won’t ever need to worry about communicating with your HOA or township either.

Getting started is easy.  Just reach out to us today to schedule your pressure-free design consult!

For a limited time, download your very own copy of “2024 Design Secrets“. This valuable resource will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and ensure that your investment is well-placed. So why wait? Begin turning your dream into a reality today with this helpful guide!

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