New Covered Patio: Top 3 Tips For Planning Your Patio Size and Layout

Posted March 14, 2024 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Covered Patio, Design/Build, Furniture, General, outdoor design, Outdoor Living Room, Patio and Walkway, Videos

Are you ready to transform your boring backyard into a stunning new covered patio featuring plenty of room to relax and entertain? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know before you get started. From selecting the perfect materials to designing a layout that fits your lifestyle, we’ll help you create the custom outdoor living space you’ve always dreamed of.

Here are the top 3 tips for planning your patio size and layout in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania:

  • Consider how you plan to use your new patio 

Before you dive into the planning process, take some time to envision how you’ll use your new covered patio and get some inspiration from others. Will it be a cozy retreat for quiet mornings with a cup of coffee, a spacious gathering spot for family barbecues, or a versatile outdoor living area for entertaining guests or working from home? Understanding how you plan to use your new patio will help you decide the size and layout that is best for you.

No matter how you plan to use your new covered patio, you should consider the flow of traffic and how people will easily move through the space. A custom 3D design video can help you see and feel exactly how your new covered patio will fit in your backyard and how your new layout will flow. Your MasterPLAN designer will help you think through these practical considerations upfront and ensure that your patio is both functional and inviting before breaking ground.

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  • Select your furniture before you start building a new patio 

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when planning their patio layout and size is waiting until the end to choose their furniture. Filling in the space after the fact can lead to conflicting zones, chaos, and expensive change orders. By selecting your furniture first, you can design your patio around the pieces so that you can ensure everything fits and flows properly before you invest in new outdoor furniture.

Investing in a new outdoor living space is a significant decision that requires careful planning and consideration. One crucial aspect to keep in mind is the size of the space, as it should be able to accommodate your furniture comfortably. To ensure a perfect fit, we recommend tailoring the dimensions of the outdoor living area according to your furniture, rather than the other way around. This means properly planning and visualizing the size and layout of your preferred outdoor seating, dining sets, and loungers before finalizing the design of your custom-covered patio. By prioritizing your furniture selection during the design stage, you can guarantee a harmonious blend between your patio design and the furniture, creating a seamless and visually appealing outdoor living experience.

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  • Carefully choose your materials 

To determine the best material for your patio, there are several factors to consider. First, you will want to think about the overall style and design you want for your patio since different materials lend themselves to different aesthetics. For a more classic and elegant look, materials like natural stone, such as pavers or bluestone, could be a good choice. On the other hand, if you prefer a more modern and sleek style, stamped concrete could be more suitable. The patio material you select will play a huge role in establishing not only the style of your new patio but also the cost and how you’ll care for it over the long term.

At MasterPLAN, we understand that selecting the right materials for your backyard transformations can be confident with your material selections. By starting your project with a custom 3D Design, we can create a realistic virtual representation of your new covered patio. This allows you to visualize exactly how your chosen materials will look before committing to any decisions about your investment. With our advanced technology and expertise, you no longer have to worry about selecting the wrong material for your new patio. Our goal is to ensure that every detail of your backyard transformation is carefully considered and executed so that you can enjoy a stunning and functional outdoor space that perfectly suits your preferences and lifestyle.

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If you’re interested in creating a new outdoor kitchen in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to enjoy meals outdoors this summer, renovating your existing inground swimming pool in Allentown, Pennsylvania for your grandkids’ enjoyment, or building a custom outdoor living space in Easton, Pennsylvania that will make lasting memories, then you’ve come to the right place. That’s because we understand the value of your investment and want to make the entire process as hassle-free as possible. That’s why we’re proud to partner with homeowners in the Lehigh Valley area to simplify the transformation of their backyard into a personalized outdoor living space that adds value to their home.

With our award-winning design/build process, our team of experienced professionals takes care of everything from engineering and project management to contractor scheduling, permit applications, and inspections for your custom outdoor living space so you won’t ever need to worry about communicating with your HOA or township either.

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