Owning a swimming pool in Ohio leads to warm days and nights spent entertaining, relaxing and exercising. There are many ways to increase the fun and enjoyment to the outdoor living space by enhancing the landscape, adding amenities to your pool, and overall sprucing up the place.
One of the keys to amazing outdoor entertaining is to make the space as comfortable as if you were entertaining indoors. You can easily turn your swimming pool area into an outdoor entertainment oasis complete with eating area, bar, outdoor kitchen, hot tub and even a pool house. If you don’t want to put the expense into a pool house, opt for a pergola or gazebo.
Here’s seven ways to improve your backyard curb appeal:
Barbecue islands – These can be as simple as a stone chimney to a complete kitchen area with range top, wine cooler and gas burners. Equip your outdoor kitchen its own set of dishes and pots and pans, and you’ll never need to cook indoors in the summer again. Add a sink and you can prepare, cook, serve and clean up poolside.
Fireplaces – A backyard fireplace adds to the atmosphere and can certainly add warmth. It also gives you a place to roast hot dogs or marshmallows. Make certain your fireplace blends into the rest of your landscaping and is a safe distance from the pool.
Lighting – Enhance the ambiance of your pool and landscaping through the use of lighting. Swimming pool lighting adds beauty for an outdoor party or a quiet night of relaxation. Add LED lights to trees and around walkways to create more ambiance and added safety.
Pool diving boards and slides – Water enhancements and accessory upgrades such as diving boards and slides can breathe new life into your swimming pool and turn the pool from a simple swimming oasis to a water retreat. Consider a waterfall or fountain or custom tile work to add beauty to your oasis.
Patio furniture – Breathe new life into existing furniture by purchasing new cushions or invest in something new to create a comfortable area to enjoy time spent near your pool.
New paint – A fresh coat of paint on the house, any outdoor furniture, your pool deck and even your pool house or gazebo will freshen up the backyard living space in a low-budget manner.
Attractive storage containers – Make sure you have storage containers that are aesthetically appealing. Consider investing in outdoor furnishings that perform double duty – a table with a storage space, or a couch with drawers beneath. That way you can store towels, pool toys or other items to clean up the place at the end of the day.
For many busy working professionals and families, having a backyard retreat is a great place to spend time with friends and family to simply relax and enjoy time together. As an Ohio swimming pool builder, we can work with you, offer advice and suggestions to enhance the beauty of your backyard curb appeal.