How to Get the BEST Return on Your Outdoor Investment

Posted December 16, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Outdoor Technology

If you select the wrong deck material, you could end up with a new deck that will need to be replaced or repaired often. If you choose the wrong roof material it could clash with the architecture of your home which will ultimately decrease the value of your home.

When most people think of the value of their home, they prioritize monetary value and worry only about how much a buyer would be willing to pay for it. But there’s more than one way to look at a home’s value. Before investing in an outdoor living space you should look at your expected return on investment from a monetary, emotional, and design point of view.

You deserve a space that will allow you to spend less time maintaining your outdoor living areas and more time enjoying and relaxing in them. This is why it’s important to understand and evaluate how your outdoor materials and features will hold up over time and how your choices impact the value of your home.

Here are two ways to get the best return on your outdoor investments:

  • Select low maintenance materials

Traditional wood decks look great, but you have to refinish or reseal them every few years to keep them looking that way. You will also need to replace nails and/or screws frequently in wood decks as they warp. This takes away from the precious time you could be spending with your family and friends outdoors! When building a deck in the Lehigh Valley you should consider low-maintenance deck materials.

With today’s technology, we know that you can eliminate safety hazards on your deck and minimize the time you will need to spend maintaining your new deck in the Lehigh Valley. When it comes to selecting the right material for any part of your new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley, we are committed to helping you select materials that minimize the time you spend maintaining your new space.

For example, we know that composite decking is tough, durable, resists insects, and rotting. We also know that hidden fasteners will minimize aid in minimizing maintenance and safety hazards. This is why we help our clients understand what materials are available and help them navigate the process of selecting the best materials for their homes and lifestyle.

Why you should choose composite decking in Bethlehem, PA →

  • Choose outdoor materials that complement your home 

Enhancing your home’s exterior with well-chosen outdoor elements, features, and materials can be overwhelming if you lack the design expertise and industry knowledge. How will you know if your selections will complement the style of your home? Do you know the difference between trendy and timeless features? What outdoor features will add the most value to your home?

When investing in a new outdoor living space in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania it is important to consider how it will complement the exterior and interior of your home. You don’t want your new deck or patio to look and feel out of place. This is why we focus on the architectural connection between your new outdoor living space and your home so you are never left with an eyesore.

At MasterPLAN, we know visualization is the first crucial step in the journey to creating an architectural connection to your home. This is why your MasterPLAN designer will use a custom 3D, full-color, design video to show you exactly how your new space will look and connect to your home. With vivid, like-like imagery you will be able to interact with the space and feel how each feature will be utilized, and explore how cohesive it all will be

Outdoor Features that can add value to your home in the Lehigh Valley →


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!

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN MEETING!

(610) 628-2480

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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