How to Reduce Stress and Frustration When Building Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted August 19, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Design/Build, General

There’s a certain point during a construction project that homeowners typically feel stressed and frustrated. This moment usually occurs when equipment is moving dirt, decisions are pressing, and multiple contractors are demanding payments for work. Managing all the parts of a construction project can leave you stressed, frustrated, and overwhelmed. But there’s a better way to achieve the perfect outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.

Combining the design, project management, and construction of your outdoor living project will make sure everyone on the team is working towards the same goal of delivering your dream backyard! Here are three ways design/build can help you eliminate stress and frustration when transforming your backyard:

  • One Point of Contact

Design/build eliminates the blame game by having one single point of contact that is responsible and accountable for the entire project including how it will look, how much it costs, and how quickly it can be completed. This eliminates the possibility of your budget spiraling out of control, coordination issues on site, or other mistakes that could happen when building an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.






We get how overwhelming it can be to manage all the moving parts when building your new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley. This is why we handle all the heavy lifting of your project so you can sit back and enjoy watching your investment come together! Your project Concierge will provide detailed project updates every step of the way so you know exactly who will be at your home, what time they will be there, and what to expect!

  • Unified team

Most contractors don’t have the time, tools, or resources to help you see exactly what your backyard will look like and understand exactly how much it will cost. This could cause you to waste money on an investment that lacks comfort, functionality, and space!

When we create a custom outdoor living space, the entire team thinks of the design comprehensively with a focus on comfort and functionality. We ask questions to get to know your family and their outdoor living goals so we can design and build an outdoor living space that provides you the best return on your investment.

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  • No need to worry about permits, inspections, or approvals

Obtaining a building permit for your new outdoor kitchen, new covered deck, or other outdoor living feature in the Lehigh Valley is crucial. If you don’t fully understand the ins and outs of your project in regards to construction methods, calculations, impervious coverages, and stormwater management, permit acquisition will become something you may not be fully prepared for. But, the entire permit, inspection, and approval process can be challenging, time-consuming, and beyond frustrating.  However, the Team at MasterPLAN lives and breathes these processes every day and is fully committed to partnering with you every step of the way!

Since building codes and regulations can vary from one location to the next, project inspections are often the most stressful part of the construction process. With +30-years of experience, we have a strong understanding of your local municipality’s requirements, processes, and procedures. This allows our team to expedite your permits, approvals, and inspections while eliminating any stress and hassle to the homeowner.

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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 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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