How to Get the Best Outcome for Your Outdoor Living Project

Posted March 17, 2022 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, Fire Feature, General, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

One way to successfully plan your new backyard is to focus on your custom design for a new deck, patio, or pool in the Lehigh Valley. But if you have no idea what your new outdoor living space could look like and no clue how much the project should cost it could be frustrating when it comes to determining a proper budget and plan for building your new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.

But, combining your design and build process can eliminate the guessing game when it comes to budget, schedules, or project management and it will prevent common mistakes by unifying the entire team towards one goal and vision. With one point of contact, you can always feel confident in your investment decisions.

Here are a few benefits of MasterPLAN’s proven design/build process:

  • Save Time

Technology and innovation have allowed outdoor designers to build bigger and better every year. But, without a realistic understanding of proper construction techniques, township requirements, and stormwater management expertise it’s difficult to understand exactly how your new backyard will actually get approved.

This is why it’s important to work with a partner who will navigate communicating with your township, municipality, HOA (if applicable), develop your plans, obtain all permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections, and take all the hassle out of building your new outdoor living space. MasterPLAN understands that the background work does not belong in your lap; this is why we have full in-house project management to ensure a stress-free process!

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  • Save Money

When it comes to selecting the best materials and features for your new outdoor living space you will want to consider how you’d like to spend time outside, who will join you, and when you typically have time to spend outdoors. Without this key information and careful consideration, you could end up wasting money on features that you will never use.

We think you deserve to feel confident and comfortable about every decision you make about your new outdoor investment! Our goal is to always think of the design comprehensively so it can be achieved all at once or phased over time to break the budget up. Operating this way makes sure every step is planned in advance and helps avoid costly actions in the future.

For example, by phasing a master plan, we can install footers and conduits in phase 1 for features that will come into play during future phases.  This helps save both time and money by making sure you will never have to rip up or modify anything that has already been installed. We are already ahead of the game by working smarter rather than harder!

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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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