Top 3 things to consider when building an outdoor living space

Posted March 18, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Design/Build, Outdoor Kitchen, Videos

Overseeing the construction of a complex outdoor project could sound intimidating. If you hire the wrong outdoor contractor in the Lehigh Valley, you could end up with a partner that causes headaches and frustration. Worse than that, your project could be left unfinished. This is not fair! You deserve to enjoy designing your new outdoor living space, and the construction process should be easy, simple, and fun.

This is why we are sharing a few tips to help you build the outdoor living space of your dreams:

  • Do you know how you want to use your new outdoor living space?

The key to the perfect outdoor living space will be creating three separate zones for cooking, dining, and relaxing. But, if you cannot visualize how your layout will flow it could be difficult to determine how much space you will need. Or you could end up wasting money building a custom outdoor kitchen in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania that doesn’t have enough room to accommodate your outdoor living goals.

You deserve to optimize the return on your outdoor living investment. This is why we take the time to understand exactly how you and your family intend to use your new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley. As your partner, we can make sure to offer and implement features that provide the most value to your family and home so that you are never left feeling unhappy with your investment.  During the design and discovery phase, we will ask you questions and help you evaluate the best way to design your new outdoor living space to ensure it provides the most value to your home and family.

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  • How much do you want to invest in building an outdoor living space?

If you don’t set a realistic budget upfront you could end up with project costs that quickly spiral out of control. This can be frustrating, the last thing you want is to waste time designing and falling in love with a space that costs 10x more than your budget to build.

We know setting a realistic budget is a crucial component to the success of your backyard transformation. This is why we begin every project with a conversation about your budget. Once we discuss and understand your visions and budget, we can guide you to solutions that will achieve your goals through a custom 3D design video. Once your design is approved, we will provide you with a Budget Study that will outline a rough range of cost, laid out ala carte. This will help you understand and feel comfortable with your investment before the construction of your outdoor living space begins!

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  • Can you phase the construction of your outdoor living space overtime?

Most homeowners do not realize that you can phase your outdoor living project overtime. This can help you break up the costs of your investment so you never feel overextended financially throughout your build. However, you won’t want to wait until each phase is completed to fully use and enjoy your new Center Valley, Pennsylvania outdoor living space.

Most Lehigh Valley deck, patio, or pool contractors don’t care if you can properly use and enjoy your new space during each phase. At MasterPLAN, we believe every part of your project should be easy, simple, and fun. This is why we strategically phase your project to ensure you can fully use and enjoy every part of your investment even if the next phase of your project takes months or years to begin construction!


Planning a new Lehigh Valley outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that designing and building an outdoor living space is a significant investment of your time and money. So you might feel overwhelmed thinking about all the important details that will complete your new outdoor living space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners– just like you- to help them make all the important decisions about their new outdoor living space. We have worked with customers ranging from areas in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Main Line of Philadelphia, and Western New Jersey. Our proven process has helped them design and build award-winning outdoor living spaces that maximize their home value, help families 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!

ConstructionWith an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN MEETING!

(610) 628-2480

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