Today’s swimming pool scene is as innovative as today’s technology, especially since staycations have become all the rage. Your back yard is the ultimate vacation destination and can truly be made to seem like you’re entering another world! As an extension of your indoor space, outdoor living is definitely in vogue. From coordinating decor, a variety of furnishings, and advanced technology, your poolscape can become just as versatile, comfortable, and stylish as your home. With so many potential additions, you’ll want to make an “A list” and a “B list” — and maybe a “someday list” as well.
Before you start making any lists, consider your main factors, such as your home’s style, your yard’s shape and size, and your personal intentions for using the space. When you start with a big picture in view, you’ll be in a better place to determine which add-on items should make the must-have list while also allowing space for the kinds of things you’d like to incorporate at some point.
Built-in Pool Features
These are the kinds of things you’ll want to incorporate at the outset, if you decide they’re on your list. For resort-style living, features such as swim-up bars and sun shelves and submerged pool decks complete with built-in umbrella stands and even tables can accommodate everything from regular sun bathing to an occasional aquatic dining experience. In a variety of shapes and sizes, these custom features can help your pool itself to stand out from everyone else’s. Even outdoor kitchens are being incorporated into pool designs, merging countertops with pool ledges. Concrete seats can be made to line the swim-up bar for even more versatility.
Re-Thinking Pool Depth
While a graduated depth is certainly still the norm, single-depth swimming pools are trending. The continuous depth is more conducive for lap swimming, water sports, and more. This sleek-looking pool design pairs well with a modern design motif and also offers a greater degree of safety particularly for children and people who are elderly.
Textures with Textiles
More relating to the area surrounding your swimming pool, a combination of flooring and structures, furniture and cushions, can help establish a definite motif. By using specific colors and materials, you can create whatever look you desire, whether it be a modern, fun-loving, or nature-inspired one.
Landscaping and Plants
You can certainly advance your color scheme using living landscaping. From hanging baskets filled with cascading flowers and trellises with ivy to ornamental trees and even topiaries in ornate urns, plants certainly offer plenty of opportunity for customizing your outdoor space. While adding a lush atmospheric element, they also help add to the health benefits of your space. Unless you’re an experienced botanist or gardener, you may want to take some pictures to show your local landscaping experts to see what kinds of plants are suitable for your yard and can help create the effect you’re after. For a low-maintenance option, you can combine rock gardens with succulents — both of which are quite trendy right now!
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