Three things you must consider before building a Patio

Posted August 13, 2020 in Blog, Patio and Walkway, Videos

Once you have decided to build a patio in your backyard, there are a ton of important decisions you must make to ensure the success of your patio project. You will need to visualize what it could look like, know how much it should cost, select the right patio materials, obtain your patio permits, and determine the best layout for your patio. If you fail to properly evaluate all your options or rush any decisions, you could end up with a patio that you are not happy with or a patio layout that doesn’t mesh well with your lifestyle.

This is why we are sharing the top 3 things you must consider before building a patio in your backyard in Pennsylvania or New Jersey:

  • Carefully plan the layout of your patio

Undersized or oddly shaped patios are quite common in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This could leave you with furniture that you’re constantly rearranging, pets dragging mulch onto your pavers, limited seating options on your patio, or other hassles.

A design-first approach to your patio will allow you to carefully plan the layout. Your MasterPLAN designer will help you visualize exactly what your patio will look like and allow you to see how your space will function and flow with real life-like imagery.

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  • Consider the best material for your patio 

If you cannot envision what your concrete selections will look like, you could end up with a boring plain slab of poured concrete that is difficult to maintain in your backyard. This is why it’s important to select the best concrete for your patio and visualize exactly how its color and texture will look in your backyard.

At MasterPLAN, we help you feel confident in your concrete selections by starting your backyard transformations with a custom 3D Design. This will help you visualize exactly how your concrete selection will look so you never have to worry about selecting the wrong material.

  • Invest in well-planned landscape lighting

Without proper lighting, your patio could look like a dark and uninviting area at night. This is why it is important to carefully design and install landscape and feature lighting for your project.

Three things you must consider before building a Patio

“Many homeowners don’t see the value in enhancing curb appeal with landscaping and lighting, but first impressions are everything to homebuyers. An outdoor living designer can help you design and build more than just a simple deck or patio. A designer will include landscaping and lighting that will enhance structural details and softly illuminate your home to provide a warm and welcoming ambiance that can help increase the value of your home.” –Kimberly Rosado, REALTOR -Sales Associate, Keller Williams Real Estate

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Planning a new patio in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Main Line of Philadelphia or western New Jersey should be a very exciting experience. But, we get that it is a significant investment, and you might feel overwhelmed with options about your hardscape design. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners- just like you-  to envision more than just a concrete slab in their backyard. We helped them design and build an outdoor living space that maximizes their home value, helped them 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:

Call –Schedule 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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