Creating an Outdoor Haven
Homeowners are always looking for ways to improve their lifestyle at home. As we live in an area with excellent year-round weather, one of the first places you should be looking to relax and unwind is outdoors.
Maybe your existing backyard is empty and uninspiring Perhaps you see the perfect opportunity to make use of the space. Here are a few ways to create the outdoor haven that you’ve always wanted.
Get a Pool!
A pool is hands down the best way to increase the enjoyment of your outdoor area. What’s better than lounging by the water any time of the day or night?
Building a new pool has many benefits, including creating a calming atmosphere, providing endless opportunities for fun and exercise, bringing the family together and increasing the value of your home.
Aesthetically, pools are also incredibly pleasing to the eye and a focal point for your backyard. With some well-placed furniture and lighting, you’ll enjoy a true outdoor haven.
What if you are restricted for space?
We know that not everyone has a large backyard space to work with when trying to create an outdoor haven. This is why we can build a pool to suit any space; the most common choice in this instance is a plunge pool which is a great option as it gives you the depth of a larger pool, without the width. You can still enjoy a pool but also have room for your clothes line and other backyard essentials.
If you are lucky enough to have a bit more space for other additions, here are some more great ideas!
Create Traffic Patterns
A really dynamic outdoor haven will not only have a swimming pool, it will also have designated spaces with pathways and routes. You can create shifts in landscapes or plant shrubbery, or even lay down walkways. This will separate your sitting area from your dining area and your lounging area, giving your outdoor space a more natural flow.
Everybody can get around a swimming but to make your backyard space extra cosy, have everyone get around a fire, too. Fire pits and fireplaces are great additions to any backyard. They create a sense of mystical and rustic enjoyment and they bring everyone together.
Don’t Skimp on Seating Options
A true outdoor haven has plenty of places for you to put your feet up. Think garden-side benches, waterproof couches by the pool, and high stools along the outdoor bar. Include plenty of cushions and colourful throw blankets for added comfort.
Create a Space to Dine and Drink
It’s never a bad idea to install a small bar in your backyard for entertaining. Adding an elegant dining room table is also a great way together family and friends for a barbeque.
Build a Secret Garden
Use a path to direct people to discover a garden that you’ve tucked away. Perhaps include a pergola or some sort of covering in order to make it more whimsical. Fill your garden with lush greenery and plenty of flowers.
Play with Lighting
A good outdoor haven is somewhere you want to be all day and night, so play around with lighting. String fairy lights in the trees or around the pergola. Light tiki torches or experiment with pool lighting, down lighting and more.
Let Pacific Pools help you to make your backyard a paradise. Call us today for professional advice on the types of pools you could add to your property. Get in touch today for a free quote.