What is an Outdoor Living Space?

Posted March 9, 2023 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Covered Patio, Decks, Design/Build, Furniture, General, Outdoor Living Room, Patio and Walkway, Videos

The definition of outdoor living is an area that extends your lifestyle to the outdoors, but to us, it’s so much more. When we collaborate in designing and building your custom outdoor living space in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania we think of it as the new backdrop to your life. At our first meeting, we are usually already imagining the first dinner party you will host with your family and friends to celebrate, the graduation parties you will host for your kids and grandchildren, and the sunsets you will watch as you unwind after a long day at work.

That’s because we know that the key to creating an outdoor living space is visualizing exactly how your new custom outdoor living space will look before it is built, who will use it, and how each feature will add value to your life. Here’s the secret to expanding your home’s living space as well as its potential value in 2023:

  • Create your zones

Knowing how you will use your new space is crucial to the success of your investment. So we recommend creating a list of activities your new space must accommodate. Do you want to entertain often? Prepare full meals outdoors? Host Sunday football? Read by the fire? Relax in the hot tub? The key is to really dial in when planning out the zones for your new space. You don’t want to feel rushed or pressured when making decisions or you’ll end up wasting your time and money. So, you’ll want to think carefully about how you will use each zone and how you want the traffic to flow around your new space.

Practicality is key when planning the best layout for your new custom outdoor space. The size and layout you select should be able to accommodate your lifestyle while enhancing your home. However, sometimes it can be difficult to visualize how your future space will look. We find that seeing your space through a custom 3D design really allows you to visualize exactly how you will use every feature and zone of your new space so your decisions never feel pressured or rushed. Our Love It or Revise It Assurance eliminates worries about expensive design edits and revision fees. That means we will revise your custom design with no additional cost until we get every detail just right.

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  • Select your furniture first

Whatever your vision may be, your new custom outdoor living space should reflect your personal tastes and your lifestyle needs. But, if you neglect to select stylish, weather-resistant furniture and decor FIRST you could get stuck building a space that is too large or too small.

Comfortable outdoor furniture can be found in a wide range of colors, patterns, and price points. So it’s pretty easy to ensure you don’t have to sacrifice style when creating a warm, relaxing, inviting outdoor space. But, when shopping for a new outdoor living room, make sure you opt for items that provide you with as much flexibility as possible. If you’re not sure how many people you will typically host, it might be a good idea to consider a table that extends to accommodate extra guests to make your dining area as flexible as possible. When you select your furniture first, your designer can ensure you have enough space in the dining area to keep the table at multiple lengths.

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  • Consider phasing your build

Your home doesn’t have to stop at your back door. You can easily create an outdoor living room that naturally extends your home into the perfect staycation. But it can feel overwhelming trying to visualize exactly how that will look and how much it should cost.

We know every budget, lifestyle, and home is different. This is why we are committed to educating our clients throughout the entire process while helping them make the best decisions about their design, construction, and future renovations. When considering a backyard transformation of your own, it could take a month, a year, or ten years to complete. If you have a vision of your dream backyard but you’re not ready to complete it all at one time, our phased approach can help bring the outdoor living space of your dreams to life, one beautiful stage at a time.

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Whether it’s a simple in-ground pool or an elaborate design with multiple water features, fireplaces, and a custom outdoor kitchen with chef-caliber appliances, we know the right design will make your new outdoor living space the perfect place to create lifelong memories.  But, we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who will waste your money. And you don’t have time to waste managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other essential details.  You are not alone!

Let us eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley. We have partnered with hundreds of homeowners like you to make your unique transformation journey stress-free. Our award-winning design/build process will ensure you never need to communicate with your HOA and township or deal with the hassle of obtaining building permits, engineering, scheduling, or inspections. We will handle all the heavy lifting when it comes to designing & building your new outdoor living space so you can enjoy watching it come to life and feel completely confident you will be proud of your investment.

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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