3 things you must know when planning your outdoor furniture

Posted October 8, 2020 in 3D Design, Decks, Videos

Your outdoor furniture should extend your interior decor and style outdoors while adding comfort and functionality to your deck or patio. But with so many outdoor furniture options, you might find it difficult to visualize what furniture will look and fit best on your deck or patio. The wrong decisions could leave you with heavy furniture that you’re constantly rearranging, items that require a ton of care and maintenance, or furniture pieces that just don’t match or fit your home.

With so many options for outdoor furniture, you might find it difficult to select the best investment for your deck or patio. This is why it’s important to remember these 3 tips when planning your outdoor furniture:

  • Plan your outdoor furniture first

Nothing is worse than a table that hangs over the patio onto your grass. Or heavy lounge chairs that need to be constantly moved around. This is why it is important to plan your outdoor furniture before you start building your deck or patio.

MasterPLAN’s design-first approach allows you to visualize exactly how your furniture will fit in your space so you can see how it will match your home and feel how the layout will flow. The full-color, life-like 3D design video will allow you to see how your space will be allocated so you know exactly how large each space will be and see exactly how many people your space will accommodate.

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  • Select the right materials for your outdoor furniture

How often have you purchased outdoor furniture? How long has it actually lasted? For many homeowners, investing in outdoor furniture only occurs a handful of times. This means that there is a distinct gap between your experience as a buyer and the experience of a salesperson, online retailer, or contractor that gets a kick-back off sales. This is exactly why your MasterPLAN designer will help you make the difficult decisions about your outdoor furniture selections.

With our Love your Design Guarantee, we open the conversation for free-flowing ideas about how you want your outdoor furniture to look, feel, and last. Your custom 3D design will let you feel how your outdoor furniture will fit in your space and see how the materials will connect to your home. This eliminates surprises and helps you select the right materials that will stand up to sun exposure, wind, rain, snow, and other outdoor elements.

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  • Make sure your outdoor furniture is an extension of your home’s style

If you don’t have a natural connection between your interior and outdoor furniture, you could end up with a space that just looks out of place. This is why it’s important to make sure your outdoor space reflects your personal style and acts as a complement to your home’s interior.

Consider adding furniture and decorative elements in the same theme, style, color, and details. If your house is modern, consider modern-style outdoor tables, chairs, and chaises; if your house has more of a farm-house feel, make sure to extend that style to your outdoor furniture. Whatever your style is, a custom full-color, 3-dimensional outdoor living design can help you visualize exactly how each detail will connect.

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Selecting furniture for your new deck or patio in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Main Line 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 determining what will look and feel right in your new space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners- just like you-  to envision more than just basic furniture for their backyard. We helped them design and build an outdoor living space complete with outdoor furniture 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 – We will collaborate to design your perfect backyard and then MasterPLAN will do all the heavy lifting to complete your build

Construction– Once you approve your design, construction will commence

Celebrate- Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that will come from it!

With these four easy steps, you will transform your backyard into an outdoor living space that maximizes your property value, allows you to experience an uncommon pride in homeownership, and makes your backyard a magnet to life’s important moments!


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