How to Phase Your Backyard Build Over Time

Posted September 22, 2022 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

The first step to transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space doesn’t start with a cocktail napkin design and shouldn’t start by digging a hole for a new inground swimming pool. But, it should start with a conversation about your short and long-term goals. This can help you achieve your vision without compromising your design, budget, materials, or the quality of your project.

But, we understand that it’s very easy to get carried away when building a new outdoor living space in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. And without the right visual, plan, and cost understanding, it could be difficult to make the right decisions when it comes to phasing your new outdoor living space. This is why we use our proven design-build process to help you properly plan each phase of your outdoor living project to achieve your goals without compromising the look of your backyard!

Here’s how it works:

  • Visualize exactly how your new space will look with short-term & long-term options

Working with a contractor means you will receive a new patio, deck, or pool within your budget. Oftentimes that means compromising on design, planning, and the return on your investment. Because contractors neglect to see the big picture like your future kids jumping into a swimming pool, the graduation parties you will host, or the visits from your future grandchildren.

When planning out the phases of your new outdoor living space, we know that it’s important to consider your current and future lifestyle. Who will join you in your new outdoor living space? How do you want to use your new outdoor living space currently? In the future? Our design-first approach allows you to consider short-term & long-term options through a custom 3D design video that will allow you to visualize every phase of your new space. This important tool makes sure you are never confused about how it will be built and always feel comfortable with every decision you make about your new investment.

  • Understand how much it will cost & know exactly how it will be built 

We know defining the full scope of work in one master plan at the beginning is crucial when it comes to optimizing your budget. Present and future site access needs to be considered. Material purchases need to be strategic and inflation needs to be accounted for.

This is why we help you strategically plan ahead for future phases to save time and money throughout every phase of your project. Our phased approach takes future plans into consideration while accounting for structural requirements! As your design/build partner we are committed to building a long-term relationship that ensures that your investment adds the most value to your home.

  • Enjoy your new space no matter what phase your project is in!

Most new deck and patio contractors are typically only focused on fulfilling a contract and getting paid so they can move on to the next project. They don’t care that your grass isn’t growing in. That the space around your new pool feels empty. Or that your new patio gets too much sun.

When considering a backyard transformation of your own, it could take a month, a year, or ten years to complete.  If you have a vision of your dream backyard but you’re not ready to complete it all at one time, our phased approach can help bring the outdoor living space of your dreams to life one beautiful stage at a time. Seeing all of the pieces fit into place is profoundly gratifying because you get to feel your house transform into a home that will forever be the perfect backdrop for all your favorite memories. As your design/build partner we make sure you are able to fully enjoy your new outdoor living space no matter what phase your build is in or how long it takes to achieve your vision!

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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