The Most Popular Outdoor Living Trends of 2022

Posted January 20, 2022 in Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, Garden, General, Outdoor Technology, Patio and Walkway, Videos

After being stuck in our homes for the last two years, many of us have started to realize that making our homes into a sanctuary that is inviting, comfortable, and functional is important. You deserve more than just a boring paver patio and umbrella that may or may not offer the right relief from the hot summer sun or an old wooden deck that will force you to commit to annual maintenance.

Thanks to technology and enhanced features many of the amenities you have inside your home can seamlessly expand to the outdoors. This is why it’s important to think outside the box when it comes to visualizing your new backyard and explore all possible features you could include in your new outdoor living space in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Here are a few outdoor living trends in the Lehigh Valley for 2022:

  • Outdoor office spaces in the Lehigh Valley 

The recent pandemic has changed where and how we work forever. This has many of us viewing our home differently now. Because our homes have become our office, daycare, gym, restaurant, and bar, it’s important that they fit our individual needs. With remote work paving the way for the future, it’s crucial to ensure that our home offers flexible work environments for the entire family, but if you don’t plan the proper wifi connections this could be an issue.

When it comes to working outdoors, we know that you are going to need certain functions and features including, but not limited to, a robust wifi network, an attached roof structure to shield your laptop from the sun, a ceiling fan to create a cool summer breeze on those hot summer days, or a retractable screen system that can easily be adjusted per the seasons.

How to create an outdoor office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania →

  • Farm to table gardens

Growing a vegetable garden at home in the Lehigh Valley is an easy way to save money on fruits and veggies, stay active outdoors, spend more time with your family, and have fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs at your fingertips! But many of us worry that we don’t have enough space to grow a vegetable garden in the Lehigh Valley.

When it comes to growing your own fruits and veggies at home, you can use raised beds or large containers to save time, money, and space! That means that even those without a big backyard can produce crops you love with pots on the patio or porch. With our design-first approach, we help you select plants you love to eat, that will grow best in your environment, and minimize the time you need to spend maintaining your garden at home.

How to plant a vegetable garden in your backyard in Center Valley, Pennsylvania →

  • Indoor/outdoor spaces

If you’re considering having an indoor-outdoor living area in your home, you will want to make sure the two spaces naturally connect. When selecting the floors for your new space, make sure to choose materials that can aesthetically extend from the indoors to the exteriors. This will draw the eye outside thanks to the continuous finish, and seamlessly continue your livable square footage!

When it comes to selecting material for your new outdoor living space in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, we make it easy, convenient, and fun! Your designer will help you review options and select material that will complement your home, enhance your lifestyle, and minimize the time you need to spend maintaining your new space.

How to select the best material for your new deck in Center Valley, Pennsylvania →

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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