How to Get the Most Out of Your New Outdoor Living Space

Posted February 17, 2022 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Outdoor Kitchen, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

Whether you enjoy relaxing by the pool or preparing and cooking a meal in your chef-caliber outdoor kitchen, it is important to design your outdoor space using the same principles as you would any indoor room of your home.

Your goal should be to create a comfortable outdoor retreat that you will never want to leave, but if your deck or patio contractor in Northampton County, Pennsylvania doesn’t share your vision this could lead to problems. This is why it’s important to make sure you have the same expectations so you can get the most from your space.

Here’s what you need to remember when visualizing exactly how your new outdoor living space should look:

  • Consider what features will provide the best return

No backyard or lifestyle is the same. This is why it’s important to carefully select outdoor features that will provide the best return on your investment. You should focus on features and amenities that will enhance your lifestyle and encourage you to spend more time outdoors.

We know a design-first approach to your backyard transformation ensures that your new space includes comfort features, details, and conveniences that are designed and built specifically for you. Our proven design/build process ensures that your space feels like it is a natural extension of your home before any construction begins. By showing you exactly how your space will look through a custom, full-color 3D design we eliminate any surprises throughout construction and ensure you are confident and comfortable with every decision you make about your new outdoor investment.

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  • Select the right materials & finishes 

Some contractors will steer their clients to specific stores or vendors when purchasing materials for their new deck, patio, or pool in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. This could potentially be because they have developed profitable relationships with these businesses. To protect yourself from a dishonest contractor, understanding exactly how much your space will cost, what materials are available, and how they will look will be important to keeping your project as transparent as possible.

We don’t want to waste your time or your money; so taking the time to understand exactly how you want to use your new space is very important to us. We discuss the project budget very early on in our process. Since we specialize in both the design and build phases of a project we can quickly recognize if a client’s goals match well with their budget and suggest features to enhance their vision while not spending money on wasted items or space.

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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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