Three ways an outdoor living space can improve your health

Posted June 10, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Design/Build

The perfect backyard could help expand your living space and increase the value of your home. But, without the right design and plan it might not help improve the health and well-being of your family. This is because many contractors aren’t worried about you and your family suffering from painful sunburn and they are probably not bothered by the fact that you will only use the space for a few hours a day once the sun goes down. But, that’s not fair!

We think you deserve to enjoy nature’s innate healing powers and you should always feel comfortable in your backyard. This is why we’re sharing design tips that will help you create a space that will improve your health and well-being while keeping you safe and comfortable:

  • Get a boost of Vitamin D, but control your sun exposure

With a new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley you are bound to go outside more, but no one wants to bake in the hot summer sun all day long. Without a well-designed shade structure, you could experience pain

ful sunburn, sun poisoning, dehydration, or heat exhaustion. This may leave you avoiding your hot backyard until the sun goes down and losing out on the opportunity to create precious memories with family and friends.

An attached roof system offers reprieve from the sun without creating a feeling of separation in your backyard. To enhance comfort and functionality you should also consider attached roof system features such as a ceiling fan for a steady breeze during the warmer months, fixed skylights for natural light and warmth, or a built-in BOSE sound system to bring your favorite music outdoors.

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  • Eliminate bugs without blocking views or natural light

When planning your outdoor living space in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, you will want to consider the best option to help manage bugs. Many homeowners resort to harmful & toxic chemicals, unpleasantly scented candles, or permanent screens that could compromise the architectural integrity of your home, block views, or eliminate natural daylight.

Design features such as phantom screen systems can provide flexible and functional options to help you manage bugs in your backyard in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. With the right design, plan, and installation team a phantom screen system can provide retractable screens for doors, windows, and large openings such as patios, porches, and decks.

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  • Remove Stress and Frustration from your build  

Stress has been known to weaken our immunity and cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and even heart disease. Stress can be detrimental to our health and well-being, but many of us find it difficult to remove stress from our daily lives. Unfortunately, many of us have been burned by contractors, felt frustrated with missed construction deadlines, stressed getting a project approved, or lost when trying to manage multiple trade vendors.

This is why it is so important to make sure you have a partner you can trust to deliver exactly what you want in your backyard. You will need a partner that can offer and implement design features and elements that create the perfect backyard, but you need to combine that vision with someone who has the experience and resources to build your vision effectively and efficiently without causing stress or interruption to your daily life. We think the entire process of transforming your backyard should be simple, easy, and fun. This is why we combine our design skills, architectural knowledge, construction experience, and project management expertise so you never need to worry about your project. Our team will handle all the heavy lifting to complete your build. This includes handling your design, permits, engineering, project management, and more!


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:

1.     Call: Schedule your meeting!

2.     Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

3.     Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

4.     Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN MEETING!

(610) 628-2480

In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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