Your Guide to Building a New Deck in the Lehigh Valley

Posted August 25, 2022 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Outdoor Kitchen, Videos

There are lots of new decking products on the market, and deck building methods continue to evolve and improve with new technology. But, if you want easy-care decking and a low-maintenance outdoor living space you will need to carefully consider the size & shape of your new deck, the best materials for your new deck, and the best location for your new deck.

We know a new outdoor living space is a big investment, and we don’t want to see you waste time building a new deck with the wrong materials or money on a new outdoor living space that doesn’t add the most value to your home and lifestyle. This is why we are sharing this free guide to building a new deck in the Lehigh Valley:

  • Visualize exactly how your new deck will look and understand how it will be used

The first and most crucial factor to consider when selecting a location for your deck is its purpose. If your new deck will be primarily used for dining and outdoor entertaining then you need to consider adding an outdoor kitchen or building your new deck off of your indoor kitchen. If your new deck will be used more for relaxation, meditation, and reading a location with minimal distractions would probably work better, perhaps off of a bedroom or living room.

We know that you want to avoid wasting time, money, and space when it comes to building your new outdoor living space. This is why our design-first approach lays your entire project out in one comprehensive master plan complete with a custom 3-dimensional video featuring life-like imagery that will help you understand how each feature of your space will be used and how you will interact with the layout.

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  • Carefully select the material for your new deck

For most homeowners, composite decking is the best option to select when building a new deck in the Lehigh Valley. But, if you hire a deck contractor that only builds wood decks they are probably not going to offer you this low-maintenance option. This could leave you with a new deck that features materials that are hard to maintain or a contractor that wastes your money on materials that aren’t properly used when building your new deck in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

When building a composite deck, we know that you don’t want to waste money on materials that aren’t used. This is why we go above and beyond with our clients to help them optimize the use of every material throughout their build. When building your new composite deck, your designer will ensure that our build specialist properly utilizes your materials to provide the best return on your investment.

  • Hire the right partner to build your new deck

No one deserves to stress about contractors showing up on time, material delays, miscommunications, and other hassles of typical construction projects. This is why we take the stress and hassle out of building your new outdoor living space by handling all the heavy lifting to complete your build.

We think you deserve to enjoy the entire process of transforming your backyard! This is why we eliminate any stress or frustration with our first-class project management tools, and your very own personal Project Concierge. Your personal Project Concierge will handle all communication with your township or municipality, developing your plans, obtaining your building permits, managing any and all engineering, scheduling your inspections, and more!

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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:

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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