How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space All Year Long

Posted October 15, 2020 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Fire Feature, General, Landscape Design, Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor living shouldn’t be restricted to just the warmer months in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Main Line of Philadelphia, or western New Jersey. But visualizing a space that can extend the use of your backyard through the fall and winter seasons might seem impossible.

This is why we are sharing 4 design tips that will help you maximize the use of your outdoor living space so that you can enjoy it all year long:

  • Add an attached roof system

With a covered patio or deck, you’re much more likely to stay outside-even when temperatures drop! Adding an attached roof system to your backyard will enhance the functionality of your outdoor living space so that the weather never dictates your outdoor activities.

When designing your attached roof structure, your MasterPLAN designer won’t leave you with a roof structure that looks out of place. We focus on the architectural connection between your new outdoor living space and your home. We will help you select materials and architectural touches that mirror your home’s interior and build upon its facade.

More about attached roof systems in the Lehigh Valley →

  • Conveniently locate your grill

Navigating icy steps, traveling far away from your warm home, or moving your heavy grill around doesn’t sound like an ideal setup. This is why it is important to locate your grill on the same level as the rest of your outdoor living space.

Your custom 3D Design from MasterPLAN, will let you see exactly how you will access your grill and let you feel how you will use your space. This eliminates surprises and ensures that you can safely use your outdoor living investment all year long!

  • Consider a Hot Tub

Imagine enjoying the scenery of your backyard while you are warm in the cozy cocoon of your hot tub on your deck or patio. Not only is a hot tub a great amenity to your outdoor living space, but it could also help in boosting your health. According to studies, hydrotherapy is known to be one of the most effective ways to improve circulation and ease chronic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia that typically worsens in colder weather.

How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space All Year

At MasterPLAN, we will help you visualize more than just a hot tub. Our design-first approach will make sure to keep your hot tub design clean, open, and convenient so you can enjoy your hot tub all year long! For this client in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, we designed a hot tub that sunk into the deck to eliminate the bulk of the features and keep their deck design efficient, timeless, and easy to maintain.

Tour this deck design in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania → 

  • Heat up your outdoor space 

Deciding between bromic heaters, a custom fireplace, a fire pit, or a fire table can be difficult and overwhelming. Each option has its own benefit, but if you don’t know exactly what it will look like, you could end up unhappy with your decision.

Your MasterPLAN designer will ask you important questions about how you will use your space and how many people you will typically entertain. This will aid in helping you make the right decision about heating options for your deck or patio so that you can keep everyone warm and cozy!

Learn four ways to warm up your outdoor living space → 

Planning your outdoor living space in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Main Line Philadelphia or western New Jersey should be a very exciting experience. But, we get that it is a significant investment, and you might feel overwhelmed by selecting features that will help you maximize the use of your space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners– just like you-  to envision more than just a backyard they use during perfect weather. We helped them design and build an outdoor living space that they can use all year long! This helped these homeowners fall in love with their home all over again and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how to start your backyard transformation:

Call – Schedule a design meeting

Collaborate – We will collaborate to design your perfect backyard and then MasterPLAN will do all the heavy lifting to complete your build

Construction– Once you approve your design, construction will commence

Celebrate- Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that will come from it!

With these four easy steps, you will transform your backyard into an outdoor living space that maximizes your property value, allows you to experience an uncommon pride in homeownership, and makes your backyard a magnet to life’s important moments!


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