How to Select Furniture for Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted October 28, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Design/Build, Furniture, General, Patio and Walkway

No one likes feeling cramped under a roof structure to escape the heat of the summer sun and sitting on the edge of a patio with half of your chair leg in the grass is beyond uncomfortable. But oftentimes, contractors lack the tools and resources to visualize exactly how much space you will need to accommodate your furniture. This could leave you feeling cramped in your new space or leave you with too much space that makes your new deck or patio feel empty.

To ensure that you have enough space that feels comfortable and welcoming, you should begin your design process with furniture in mind. Here are some tips to help make sure you select the right furniture for your outdoor living space:

  • Have an idea of how many people you typically entertain outdoor

The purpose of measuring is to get new furniture to fit on your new patio or deck and make sure it is the right furniture for the space. But if your new patio or deck is under construction in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it could be difficult to decide how to furnish your new outdoor living space.

We know that furniture is probably the most important part of your outdoor living space. This is why we begin our design process with furniture first! This ensures all your favorite furniture is laid out strategically so that you never waste money on furniture that isn’t practical and functional.

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  • Select durable and reliable material for your outdoor furniture 

The furniture material you choose influences the aesthetic of your new outdoor living space and also dictates your overall comfort and enjoyment. If you can’t see, feel, and test your furniture you could waste money on new outdoor furniture that isn’t comfortable, clashes with your overall home design, or won’t hold up over time.

You deserve to feel comfortable and confident with every decision you make about your space. This is why we offer every MasterPLAN client our exclusive Love your Design Guarantee. We know that hiring the right partner to transform your backyard can be stressful, and we don’t want you to ever worry about selecting furniture that doesn’t work well with your lifestyle or home’s architecture.

When you partner with MasterPLAN, we will revise your custom design with no additional cost until we get important details like – selecting your new outdoor furniture  – just right. We will help make sure that you love every detail of your space so you don’t waste time and money building anything that will not add value to your home and lifestyle.

More about our Love Your Design Guarantee →

  • Visualize exactly how your furniture will look

There are a few software programs that allow consumers to create some pretty neat 3D renderings. However, if you lack vision, design expertise, construction knowledge, and imagination it could be very difficult to visualize exactly what your space will look like. This could lead you to waste money on furniture that will leave your space feeling empty.

We don’t think you should ever have to guess when it comes to designing and building the space of your dreams. This is why we show you exactly what it will look like through a custom, full-color, 3D design video. With interactive life-like imagery, features, and people you will get to see exactly what your space will look like, feel how the furniture will fit in your space, and visualize exactly how you will engage with the layout. This eliminates any surprises during the build and ensures you are confident and comfortable with the design before any part of your build begins!

 3 reasons to hire a design/build team to transform your backyard →

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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