Three ways to start planning for your new outdoor living space

Posted June 17, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Design/Build

A basic outdoor space can easily and affordably be achieved by purchasing some outdoor furniture, an umbrella, and a basic grill. However, if you are looking to create a space that is comfortable, functional, and built to last it will require a little more planning and a guide you can trust to not waste your time and money. You need to establish your budget and understand what options are available to achieve your dream backyard.

This is why we are sharing three ways to start planning for your new outdoor living space:

  • Establish your budget and goals

The cost of your new outdoor living space in Center Valley, Pennsylvania will depend on a range of factors, including material selections, design features, and existing site conditions.

We realize that building an outdoor living space is an investment, and we want your new outdoor living space in Center Valley, Pennsylvania to add the most value to your home. Our design-first approach to transforming your backyard helps us understand your short and long-term budget and home investment plan. This is how we help you create a plan to design and build an outdoor living space that achieves all of your goals whether it’s a covered deck that is built right away or a project that is phased over time.

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  • Visualize your top three features  

How many people will you typically entertain? Do you really need a full outdoor kitchen, or will a properly planned grilling zone work better? What are your favorite seasons to spend time outdoors? Will you actually use a fireplace or is a fire table the better option?

Defining the top three comfort features for your new space will help us create a custom 3D design that allows you to visualize exactly what your new space will look like and feel how it will connect with your home. This proven process saves time and money by designing every part of your space before construction begins!

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  • Work with a partner who can combine your design & build process

There are a few software programs that allow most tech-savvy consumers to create some pretty neat 3D renderings. However, if you lack knowledge about the materials, don’t know what permits to pull, and have minimal construction experience you could end up wasting a ton of money on a project that never comes to fruition.

Design-build continues to outperform other delivery systems in cost, schedule, construction, delivery speed and eliminates potential construction errors and communication issues. This is why we use this proven system to make transforming your backyard stress-free. By combining your design, permitting, engineering, construction, and project management, we promise the entire process will be simple, easy, and fun!

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 a 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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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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