How Much Should a New Outdoor Living Space Cost?

Posted January 13, 2022 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Outdoor Kitchen, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

A new outdoor kitchen, in-ground swimming pool, or new deck in the Lehigh Valley with an attached roof structure is a major renovation to your backyard. To achieve your vision, you will need a partner with a keen eye to customize a design that looks original to your home while enhancing your lifestyle by providing an outdoor space to relax, entertain, dine, and cook. But how will you visualize what your new space will look like and fully understand how much it should really cost?

Here are three things that will determine how much you should invest in your new outdoor living space:

  • Select your top features

Before you contact a deck, patio, or pool contractor in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, you should carefully consider what features you want to have in your new outdoor living space. It is easy to get carried away by adding every cool outdoor feature that you have ever seen, but eventually, these items will equal real dollar signs.  By honing in on the exact features you can’t live without will be the first step in taking your outdoor living project seriously.

When you’re considering transforming your outdoor living space, a professional that can combine your design, project management, and construction will help you save time, money, and space. Before you select a partner to transform your backyard in the Lehigh Valley, make sure to review the company’s portfolio of projects and ensure they have the proper experience, insurance, and resources to design your vision, keep their promises, and deliver your dream outdoor living space.

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  • Visualize exactly how it will look

We get how frustrating and truly overwhelming it can be to visualize your perfect backyard. This is why we help you begin your backyard transformation with a full-color, 3-D design video that features real, life-like imagery & features that help you visualize exactly how your new space will look, feel, function, and flow in connection to your home.

A design-first approach to your backyard transformation combines the design, project management, and build of your project. This award-winning process ensures you are completely comfortable with the design, plan, budget, and delivery timeline before any construction begins!

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  • Understand exactly how much it will cost 

Like any home renovation project, the cost of building a deck, patio, roof, or pool can easily get out of control if you don’t understand the cost of your investment before construction begins. This is why it is important to know exactly how much your project will cost before you dive into any outdoor improvement project.

We know that you want a trusted and supportive partner that will help you visualize exactly what your backyard could look like and understand exactly how much it will cost. This is why your custom full-color 3D design will include a Budget Study that provides a rough range of costs, laid out ala carte, so you can see the value of each piece to make educated decisions.

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  • Consider phasing your project over time 

As designers, our #1 priority is to create a custom environment that enhances your outdoor experience, your life, and the value of your home.  Our goal is to show how a space can be its very best and our design-first process allows you to discover the things that are truly important to you, your family, and your lifestyle. Unfortunately, sometimes this can cost more than an original budget, but our process can allow you to spread your budget over time through strategic phasing.

Spreading the cost of construction over a longer period of time allows for the larger picture to transpire in a segmented affordable way. We will create a long-term plan that accounts for your project’s permits, footings, foundations, approvals, future goals, and more. Whether it takes a month, a year, or ten years to complete, seeing all of the pieces fit into place is profoundly gratifying because you get to witness the transformation of your house into a home.

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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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