Features that can transform your backyard into an outdoor living space

Posted September 30, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Design/Build, Fire Feature, General, Landscape Design, Plant and Tree, Pool

A typical backyard might have a swing set, maybe a pool, perhaps a patio, but most homeowners still feel like something is missing. They are craving that space that completes their home. The place where they can create lasting memories with their family and friends and never have to worry about missing out on the opportunity to host a gathering outdoors-no matter what the weather brings!

A design-first approach to your backyard transformation ensures that your new space includes comfort features, details, and conveniences that are designed and built specifically for you. The goal of your outdoor living space is to feel like it is a natural extension of your home that welcomes you outdoors! Here are some features that can transform your backyard into an outdoor living space:

  •  Roof and Pergola Combination

For the perfect ratio of sun to shade you might want to consider a roof/pergola combination. But you will want to make sure you select the right materials to make sure your new roof/pergola combination in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania does not require a ton of maintenance, won’t need to be replaced in a year or two, and matches the architecture of your home!

With the right design, plan, and build team, a custom roof and pergola combination can add a touch of elegance to your new covered deck or covered patio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. When selecting materials for your roof and pergola combination be sure to consider how it will match the architecture of your home. Choosing the wrong color or material could completely change the look and aesthetic of your home. This is why it’s important to see what everything will look like before any outdoor construction begins.

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  • Bug Protection

Screens are a great feature that allows you to spend more time dining, relaxing, and entertaining outdoors-especially during bug seasons! But sadly, some screens can disrupt your beautiful views and disturb the harmony between your new outdoor living space and nature.

We know that you only need a screened-in porch in the Lehigh Valley for three to four months out of the year, and we don’t think you should ever have to worry about missing out on the beautiful views of your new outdoor living space. This is why we use a retractable screen system! The retractable screen systems are easy to use and operated by one simple button so you never feel your views are obstructed by screens.

How to Protect Your Backyard from Bugs All Year Round →

  • Fire Feature

Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces innately summon people outdoors, keeping everyone warm while encouraging a myriad of activities from laughter and storytelling to cuddles and relaxation, but where do you start? How do you know if you should install a fireplace, fire pit, or a fire table?

With a design-first approach, we always begin with a conversation about how often you and your family plan to use your new fire pit in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. If you are only planning to use your fire pit a few times a year, we might recommend a fire table that offers more flexibility. This will ensure you are not wasting space on your deck or patio and not wasting money on features that won’t optimize the use of your new outdoor living space.

Before you start building a fire pit in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania read these tips →

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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