How to get your Family to spend more Time in your Backyard

Posted February 27, 2020 in Blog, Decks, Fire Feature, Outdoor Kitchen

Technology is an integral part of our daily lives, but moderating your family’s technology usage tends to be easier said than done. Have you considered how an awesome backyard can make it simple?

At MasterPLAN Outdoor Living, we know that you want to spend more quality time with your family and friends. In order to do that you need an awesome backyard that invites them to disconnect from their devices and spend quality time together in your backyard. The problem is that you cannot envision what your awesome backyard will look like and have no idea what it should cost which makes you feel frustrated and lost.

Explore some backyard designs that will aid in getting your family to forget about all their devices and spend more time outdoors:

Design and Build an Outdoor Kitchen and Bar with Custom Pavilion

This busy family, in Royersford, Pennsylvania, was looking for an outdoor living space that featured a little something for the entire family but also acted as a hub that encouraged everyone to spend more time together outdoors.

We helped this family visualize the transformation of their uneven and sloped blank-slate backyard by creating a custom 3D design that allowed them to create their perfect backyard with a patio, fully equipped outdoor kitchen and bar with a roof structure, unique hanging chairs and modern outdoor fireplace, water feature, and more!

Read more about how this family spends time outdoors →

Design and Build Outdoor Rooms around your Pool

While this family had an existing pool, their backyard was lacking shade, space, and storage! Using a custom 3D design, we helped this family visualize how we would build their backyard rooms up, rather than out.

After this family designed their perfect backyard with rooms to cook, dine, and relax, we did all the heavy lifting to obtain permits and complete the build. This family now spends a ton of time together grilling in their outdoor kitchen under their custom-engineered wooden pergola, or relaxing in their outdoor living room complete with a gas-lit fireplace, Sunbright outdoor-rated television, outdoor ceiling fan, Bose sound system and more!

Read more about how this family spends time outdoors →


Design and Build an Outdoor Firepit on your new custom Patio

These very active parents, in Easton, Pennsylvania, knew they wanted a new backyard, but did not want to commit to its potential maintenance. We helped them visualize how replacing their old deck and brick walkway with an open concept patio would transform their backyard and also aid in remediating the drainage issues in the backyard.

This family’s new backyard features a low maintenance rustic paver patio complete with a natural gas fire pit, seating walls, and soft LED lighting. The new roof system provides shelter from the elements so this family can spend more time outside! It was designed and built to include skylights that direct natural light into the family’s living room and a ceiling fan to provide relief on those sticky summer evenings.

Read more about how this family spends time outdoors →


At MasterPLAN, we believe you deserve to spend quality time with your family and friends in your backyard. But, we get how overwhelming it is to visualize a backyard that invites your family and friends to disconnect from their devices. You are not alone!

This is precisely why MasterPLAN has helped hundreds of New Jersey and Pennsylvania homeowners -just like you- to design and build remarkable outdoor living spaces that bring family and friends together.

Here’s how we do it:

Call – Schedule a design meeting

Collaborate – We will collaborate to design your perfect backyard and select all the important details

Construction– Once you approve your design, we will do all the heavy lifting to obtain your permits and complete your build

Celebrate- You will join your family and friends in raising 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!

Avoid wasting time, money, and space on your backyard transformation


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