Outdoor design details you don’t want to forget

Posted January 21, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, Landscape Lighting

Even before the global COVID-19 outbreak, 2020 was shaping up to be a robust year for investing in home improvements. Houzz, an online home remodeling platform, reported a 58% annual increase in the project leads for home professionals in June of last year. This is because homeowners are seeing a return on their indoor and outdoor investments in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.

Some popular outdoor investments have included chef-caliber outdoor kitchens for cooking your favorite meals, outdoor living rooms complete with flat-screen televisions and surround sound-systems to enjoy your favorite games or movies, and elegant roof and pergola combinations that could serve as your outdoor office or the perfect space to relax with a good book.

If you are considering an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley here’s a few design options to consider:

  • Custom Outdoor Kitchen that takes your Lehigh Valley backyard to the next level

New outdoor kitchen styles and designs will continue to emerge in 2021, but it could be difficult to know what will work best in your backyard. If you choose the wrong outdoor kitchen layout or outdoor kitchen design you could waste money fixing issues with your plumbing, time fixing construction issues, or worse restarting your project!

With a custom 3D design we will show you exactly what our team will build. This visualization eliminates surprises and helps you make educated decisions about your investment before we begin your build. We will show you the best layout options that optimize every part of your space, outdoor kitchen appliances and storage options that will keep you from running indoors for condiments or utensils, and efficient plumbing solutions that will save you money and more!

3 things to consider before building an outdoor kitchen in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania → 

  • Roof and Pergola Combination for the perfect combination of sun and shade

A pergola is a non-traditional style roof that is open and provides filtered shade. You know that if you’ve ever spent a summer in the Lehigh Valley, you often need full relief from the strong sun’s rays. A roof/pergola combination offers the perfect ratio of sun to shade and can add a touch of elegance to your deck, patio, or porch!

The Hannagan family knew they wanted a covered porch in Easton, Pennsylvania, but didn’t want to completely block out the sun. We helped them seamlessly combine a custom roof and pergola structure that offers the perfect combination of sun and shade on their new porch in the Lehigh Valley.

Tour this covered porch in Easton, Pennsylvania →

  • Outdoor Living Room with Television, Surround-sound Speakers, & WiFi

Thanks to technology, many of our favorite interior features can now be safely and efficiently enjoyed outdoors. Unfortunately, most deck or patio contractors will neglect to help you properly plan and install a robust wifi system for your new space. This could leave you frustrated with an outdoor television that can’t stream your favorite shows or a Spotify playlist that is constantly buffering.

To create a functional outdoor living room in the Lehigh Valley, you will need to make sure that you select the right equipment and properly plan your sound and wireless connections. Our design-first approach will help you select the best outdoor television, speakers, and wireless connection for working, relaxing, or entertaining in your new space.

Tips for designing your outdoor entertainment systems in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania →

Planning a new backyard should be a very exciting experience, but we get that this is a significant investment. You might feel overwhelmed thinking about what design details and outdoor features will provide you with the best return on your investment. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners– just like you- to take all the heavy lifting out of their backyard transformation. We have worked with customers ranging from areas in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Main Line of Philadelphia, and Western New Jersey. Our proven process has helped them design and build award-winning outdoor living spaces that maximize their home value, help homeowners fall in love with their home all over again, and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how we do it:

CallSchedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!


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