How to Turn your Backyard Pool Area Into a Paradise Getaway

February 14, 2020 Written by: Nick Luisi

Have you ever gone on vacation only to come home wishing you could live in that paradise forever? You can turn your dream into a reality, and you don’t even need a genie to make it happen.

Bring the vacation home with you and create your own patch of paradise with these creative custom backyard ideas from Sunset Pools & Spas – one of the top bespoke pool designers and builders in the United States. From outdoor-proof decor to unique pool add-ons and nature-based dining spaces, the opportunities for enhancing your backyard space are endless.

Create a Cozy Common Area

Inside many home renovations, the kitchen is considered the most critical family space because food is often the center of family gatherings. When it comes to the warmer months and even cooler times, a favorite place for cozy conversations is the backyard relaxation space.

The seating area is where many people like to take the time to connect, so make this a cozy and comfortable space with full views of your inground pool, side tables for food and drinks, and some eye-catching, functional pillows as decor. Test out any furniture you buy (make sure you can get comfortable sitting on it!) and arrange multiple types of seating, including a comfortable couch, a ‘couples’ chairs, and a lounge or chaise.

To go the extra mile for comfort, add a custom fireplace or fire pit for warming up on cold nights, or for roasting marshmallows during long summer evenings when you want to be outside enjoying your custom pool.

Protect Yourself from the Elements

If you’re going to spend the time and money on a backyard oasis, you’ll want to enjoy it more than those few days of perfect weather each season. Give some thought to the type of protection you want, based on your space, and the type of weather you’re most concerned about based on your location.

Think about adding an aesthetically pleasing shade if some of your space isn’t covered for those who want to be outside, but not in the direct sunlight. Adding a covered structure such as a gazebo, awning, pergola or screened-in porch protects those enjoying your backyard and will provide shade when it’s needed most.

Relaxing Water Features for a Next-Level Swim

There’s nothing more relaxing than lounging in the backyard with soothing tones of trickling or bubbling water around you. Water features make the entire sensory experience and can be incorporated in a variety of ways.

Adding a hot tub is the most common feature to incorporate into your backyard pool design, but if you don’t have the room for something of that size, consider a small garden pond, fountain, or birdbath to elevate the backyard space and bring a sense of the spa to your own home.

Decorate for Style and Functionality

There are endless choices when it comes to backyard furniture and decor. While you always want to keep things stylish and in line with the ambiance you want to convey, be sure to keep functionality top of mind as well.

Before you grab that rug or set of pillows in the clearance section, take a minute to make sure everything is waterproof and can withstand the outdoor elements for years to come. Furniture and decor that is not water-proof deteriorates at a fast rate.

Brainstorm the Perfect Design Layout for You

Designing your backyard paradise can be an overwhelming task. With so much to consider and take into account, it’s certainly not a one-person job. That’s why Sunset Pools & Spas is here to help make every decision a breeze.

Our full-service backyard design services are guaranteed to leave you with the perfect custom backyard design you’ll love, such as the beautiful images throughout this blog! Sunset Pools and Spas’ services include:

  • A variety of custom pool materials and designs
  • Landscaping
  • Decks and patios
  • Outdoor kitchen and living spaces
  • Renovations of all sorts
  • Maintenance and emergency pool services

Learn more about our backyard design services and contact us today to get started on the custom backyard of your dreams.