When you decide to build a swimming pool, many homeowners don’t realize the breadth of other options available to them during the new pool build. Today, many homeowners choose not just to invest in the swimming pool, but the entire backyard. Your backyard can truly become a secondary living space, and during the planning of your new pool is the time to make the decision to go that direction. From outdoor kitchens to water features to cabanas, the possibilities are endless, however you want to lay out a complete plan prior to starting construction.
Here are some exciting backyard design elements you may not have considered:
- Water Features: Water features come in all shapes and sizes. From bubblers to laminars to sheers to waterfalls, water features offer a beautiful touch of creativity to any pool environment. In addition to the visual touch, water features offer an amazing auditory effect as well, drowning out any outside noise and making your backyard feel like a relaxing oasis.
- Outdoor Kitchens: For grillmasters, adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard plans can turn your backyard into an entertainment haven. From bars with built-in grills and to fullscale sinks and mini-fridges, the options with outdoor kitchens are virtually endless. You can even build in space for a full dining room table so your friends and family can fully utilize the outdoor space.
- Pool Houses: Pool houses come in all shapes and sizes. Some have more of a cabana feel, with a fireplace and comfortable seating, perhaps. Others are complete with a bathroom and full-scale kitchen. Depending on your needs, a pool house can offer guests a discreet place to change or rest out of the sun. From a design perspective, pool houses vary dramatically. Many people choose to match the look and feel of their existing house. Others choose to match their decking and pool finishes.
- Fire Pits: Firepits are an elegant addition to any backyard. Now available in a variety of styles, you can choose to create gathering-centric fireplace, or more of a fire design element that works into the plan of your pool layout. Great for chilly spring or fall evenings, a firepit will extend the amount of use you get from your backyard.
No matter what you are looking for, Sensation Pools can help design your dream backyard and create a full-scale backyard living space that will be the entertainment center for your family and friends.
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