How to Design the Perfect Backyard

Posted December 7, 2023 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Covered Patio, Decks, Design/Build, Fire Feature, Furniture, General, outdoor appliances, outdoor design, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Living Room, Outdoor Technology, Patio and Walkway, Plant and Tree, Pool, Videos, Water Feature

Creating a personalized outdoor living space is essential for enjoying nature at home, bringing family and friends together, and ultimately finding peace in our busy lifestyles. Your space should be comfortable and convenient for making memories with loved ones while enjoying some of your favorite hobbies. However, not all outdoor spaces are the same, and much like the interior of our homes, outdoor areas should reflect our tastes and lifestyles. This means designs need to adjust, features need to be customized, and the right professionals need to be responsible for building your visions. To ensure functionality and practicality, careful design is necessary. So, remember these key factors when planning your ideal outdoor space:

  • Visualize the bigger picture

We realize creating a personalized outdoor living space is not just about having a beautiful backyard; it goes beyond that. It involves crafting the ultimate oasis where you can truly immerse yourself in the wonders of nature without leaving the comforts of your home.

For many individuals, spending time outdoors is an integral part of their daily routine, and a well-planned outdoor space provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in this cherished activity. So, before any shovels hit the ground to build your new backyard, it is important to reflect upon your current and future needs to make the right decisions about your investment. What do you want it to look like? A playful haven for children? A cozy sanctuary for relaxation? Or perhaps a captivating patio for entertaining guests? You will also want to consider your preferences when it comes to materials and features – are you drawn to elegant brick pavers or the serene presence of water features and sustainable plants? Before you commit to any decisions, take time with your designer to hone in on the features you would like to see so you can then align your vision with your budget and lifestyle objectives.

  • Be realistic about how you want to use your space 

Investing in a personalized outdoor living space offers the opportunity to create lasting memories with loved ones. From lively BBQ parties to leisurely sun-soaked afternoons, a tailored outdoor area serves as the ideal setting for these cherished activities. It provides a tranquil oasis where you can escape the demands of everyday life and unwind in the comfort of your own home.

However, it’s important to be mindful of potential challenges, such as wind and intense sunlight, that can dampen your outdoor experience. So consider building a new roof structure or pergola that will provide much-needed shade and protection from the elements, allowing you to fully optimize the use of your space. But, when planning your new custom porch or covered patio your designer will consider important factors such as the orientation of the space, window placement, and roof height so you don’t miss out on natural light in your home when adding an attached roof structure to your new space.

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  • Make sure it complements your home 

Just like the interior of our homes, the outdoor area should be a reflection of our individual tastes and lifestyles. It is the biggest room of your home after all! So whether it be a cozy and intimate seating area or a huge outdoor kitchen for entertaining, the designs you explore need to be adaptable and cater to your unique styles and needs while complementing your home so things never look out of place.

To create the ideal outdoor living space that seamlessly blends into your home, attention to detail is essential! This means your layout, materials, and functionality must all be carefully considered so your new space looks like it has always been there, and this often requires seeing multiple options in real time. However, many homeowners worry about change orders, design fees, and other expensive charges when it comes to design revisions. But, as designers who build, our process is a little different than most. Our objective is to deliver a flawless design from the beginning, but we recognize that there may be areas that require feedback and refinement. With our Love It or Revise It Assurance, you can feel confident in having open and honest discussions about improving your design without any concerns about additional costs. We have discovered that this collaborative partnership is crucial in creating a perfectly customized design that exceeds all expectations and truly becomes an extension of your home.

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  • Hire the right partners

To ensure that your ideal outdoor space is brought to life without any pains or hiccups, it is crucial to rely on the expertise of the professionals who designed the space! But sadly, most landscapers and contractors don’t know your home, space, or design as intimately as your designer! Sadly, this doesn’t always allow you to see how the space will look once it’s built, leading to confusion and disappointment.

We know utilizing custom 3D designs enables us to present concepts that closely resemble the reality of your finished product, making it easier for you to envision exactly how your new outdoor living space will look and feel. This helps you feel confident when selecting important details like the layout, style, and colors for your new patio or choosing the perfect stone veneer and mortar for a fireplace chase. Your custom 3D design allows you to see how all materials, colors, textures, and patterns are represented together as a whole before we bring your vision to life so you and your design/build team are always on the same page and completely sure that you’re in love with your investment before any shovels hit the ground!

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Are you looking to build a new outdoor kitchen in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania to enjoy a summer of meals outside, remodel and renovate your existing pool in Allentown, Pennsylvania so your grandkids can enjoy it all summer, or build a custom outdoor living space that will create lasting memories? If so, then look no further. Because we understand the importance of getting value for your investment and want you to avoid having the hassle of coordinating with multiple crews or dealing with complicated plans, permits, or approvals. That’s why we are proud to partner with homeowners in the Lehigh Valley to help them avoid wasting time, money, and space when it comes to transforming their backyard into a custom outdoor living space.

Our award-winning design/build process ensures that all engineering, project management, contractor scheduling, inspections, permit applications, and other essential details for your new custom outdoor living space in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania are taken care of for you by experienced, reliable, & trustworthy professionals. You’ll never have to worry about communicating with your HOA or township either. So relax and watch your dream outdoor living space come alive as we handle all of the heavy lifting so that you can focus on planning how you will enjoy your new custom outdoor living space.

Here’s how you can get started today:

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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