Outdoor Living Trends Summer 2022

Posted May 19, 2022 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Landscape Design, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Technology, Patio and Walkway, Phantom Screen, Pool, Videos

Work, play, cooking, relaxation, and entertaining are all moving outdoors as homeowners expand the footprint of their homes. Thanks to innovation, outdoor living designers can use 3D representation to show homeowners how they can naturally add more space to their homes while enjoying the innate healing powers of nature. But if you are planning to invest in an outdoor living space in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania you will want to make sure you are selecting outdoor trends that are here to stay.

If you’ve been considering a new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley here are some trends you need to consider:

  • Outdoor office spaces in Center Valley, Pennsylvania with attached roof 

Direct sun exposure can overheat a laptop, mouse, keyboard—and of course, a working professional like yourself. So if there’s no shade in your backyard you might avoid working outside even on the nicest days. This could cause you to miss out on your kid’s first cannonball, the dog’s first jump in the pool, or other summer vacation memories.

A patio umbrella or a pop-up canopy can provide temporary respite from the rays, but it would need to be replaced frequently and runs the risk of being damaged by light winds. This is why it is important to consider an attached roof system when designing your new patio, deck, outdoor kitchen, or pool in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. An attached roof system will optimize the life of your investment while extending the use of your outdoor living space by providing shelter from the rain, wind, and sun so you can spend more time outdoors.

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  • No diving swimming pools with sun shelves

A sun ledge makes for a great addition to your inground pool for parents who want to keep an eye on kids in the pool, and dogs love it too!! To get the best use out of a sun shelf in your new pool it should be between .75 and 1.5 feet deep. This makes the perfect depth for soaking in the sun, relaxing on some in pool lounge chairs, and more. But if you are planning to build a new pool in the Lehigh Valley, don’t neglect to plan the area around your new pool.

We understand that you are excited to take the first dip in your new swimming pool in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. But, we also know that you won’t fall in love with your new pool if important details like landscaping, hardscaping, and sun protection are overlooked. This is why our proven design/build process allows you to visualize your entire space before you begin building your new pool in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania so no details are ever overlooked!

How to Properly Plan for a New Pool in the Lehigh Valley →

  • Bug-free deck and patio spaces

Nothing ruins time outdoors more than pesky bugs around the food, sunburn, or a random summer chill. If you want to block up to 100% of UV rays, protect yourself from disease-carrying insects, and even prevent a winter chill you need to consider Phantom screens for your outdoor living space in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Custom-built and motorized, Phantom screens are easily operated with a remote, a wall switch, or your smartphone so they are there when you need them, but seamlessly vanish into your home’s architecture when you don’t.

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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!


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