If you live in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids or Toledo, you have the luxury of having two natural lakes – Michigan and Huron – at a close distance. But if you want to have your own swimming place just a few steps away from your back door, how about adding a pool to your landscape design? A gorgeous backyard pool and deck are excellent additions for hosting fun backyard pool parties and entertaining friends and family. Not to mention the fact that pools create the perfect vacation-like feeling of comfort for your home. Get inspired with the ideas listed below and start planning your perfect lounging space today.
Pool House Bliss
More than a simple place to store pool gear and tuck away extra towels, a pool house is a space for the whole family to get out of the sun, spend quality time together or BBQ in the relaxing poolside atmosphere. Decide on a design that complements the main house to ensure that your pool house provides a seamless integration and complement to the overall landscape. Beacon Hill Flagstone is an ideal product for poolside surrounds that extend to create the flooring of the pool house, creating a sense of flow in your outdoor spaces. Add a comfortable sofa and chairs to create ambience or add seating walls with Ledgestone coping for rounded, comfortable permanent seating for your pool house.
Tropical Pool Landscape
You don’t have to live close to the equator to have a stunning backyard with exotic appeal. There are plenty of elements that can come together to turn your backyard into the perfect location to spend your vacation. Abundant greenery and the expertise of an Authorized Unilock Contractor to advise on your landscaping is a great place to start. For the hardscaping, durable, natural-looking materials are a must. Pavers such as Thornbury can be used to create stunning poolside surrounds in keeping with a tropical theme. Consider a water feature incorporating the natural, stacked flagstone look of Rivercrest Wall. A pool integrated water feature is ideal for enhancing a tropical theme and contributing to the overall ambience of your pool area.
It is common for people to imagine elaborate landscapes when talking about backyard pools, but if your home has a modern appeal and features straight, clean lines, there are still plenty of possibilities to integrate a pool without detracting from a minimalist design. Bristol Valley and Richcliff are elegant paver options that will keep your design clean while contributing visual interest and poolside safety with a flagstone-like surface texture. Opt for bright colors in the main areas of the landscape to increase the appearance of space, while including accents in contrasting dark colors for details around the edges. Instead of having plants and flower beds directly on the ground, add dimension to your landscape with planter retaining walls built with Lineo Dimensional Stone. Lineo Dimensional Stone creates a linear multi-length plank look. With the addition of subtle landscape lighting, the modern look and overall décor can be further enhanced.