How to Start Planning for a New Backyard

Posted January 6, 2022 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

If your backyard could use a facelift, don’t make the mistake of slapping a patio down here, thinking about a deck over there, or adding a garden where the cheapest landscaper suggests. You deserve better!

If you’re looking for a space that feels like a sanctuary for relaxation combined with the perfect zones for entertainment and dining you need to think of your space holistically and make sure you are never rushing any decisions. This is why it’s important to begin your backyard transformation by having a clear vision, ample time, and a well-laid-out plan. Here are a few tips to start planning your new backyard:

  • Visualize exactly how your space could look

Visualization is the first step to creating a new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley. This is why you should begin by asking yourself a few basic questions such as: What do you want out of the yard? What do your ideal materials look like? How much maintenance can you commit to?  

We know that no one likes surprises when it comes to building a new deck, patio, or pool in the Lehigh Valley. This is why we eliminate guessing and surprises by using a design-first approach for every MasterPLAN project. This proven process allows you to see and feel every material before your build begins.

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  • Understand how much your investment will cost

If you do not have any idea how much your new outdoor living space should cost, you could end up with a contractor who takes advantage of you when it comes to building a new patio, deck, or pool in the Lehigh Valley. This is why it’s important to have a partner who can help you understand how much each feature will cost, how much maintenance your material selections will require, and how your selections will hold up over time.

When it comes to building the backyard of your dreams, monitoring a budget should not be your top priority. This is why we use our proven project management tools and experience to handle all aspects of your project. Before we begin your build, you will receive a full budget study with important details about your investment, alternative options, material overview, and more!  This will help you understand exactly how much your project will cost and make sure you are receiving the best return on your investment.

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  • Watch your project come to life 

No one should need to worry about managing schedules for pool contractors in the Lehigh Valley, filing permits for a new patio in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, or coordinating inspections for a new deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. But, without the proper project management system, your budget could spiral out of control, schedules could conflict, or you could have multiple contractors playing the ‘blame game’ when it comes to rectifying mistakes.

We know how overwhelming it can be to manage a pool contractor, a patio installer, or a deck builder in the Lehigh Valley. This is why we eliminate the hassle by combining our design expertise, build experience, and unmatched project management tools to handle all the heavy lifting of your project. We handle all communication with your township or municipality, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections, and more!

To ensure you’re never left with surprises or conflicts, your Personal Project Concierge will provide detailed project updates such as who will be at your home, what time they will arrive, how long they will be there, and more!

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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!

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN MEETING!

(610) 628-2480

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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