Having a pool is one thing, but having a backyard retreat is something else.
When you have a pool in your backyard, there is a variety of things you can do with it based on its size and depth. Pool games, exercise, relaxing after a hot day in the sun, really anything that requires a large amount of water. But what about sunbathing? What about grilling outdoors, hosting parties, or getting a soothing water-jet massage in a hot tub? And what about what happens after dark?
Whether you already have a pool or whether you’re currently installing one, there’s a lot you can improve if you choose to remodel your backyard.
Boost Your Pavement
By expanding the paved area of your backyard with a larger deck or with molded concrete, you can add extra space for lounge chairs for sunbathing, regular straight-backed chairs for parties, and even a cast-iron fire pit for cold nights and toasted marshmallows.
String Up Some Lights
There are a variety of lighting options at your disposal to keep your backyard parties going all night long. For a natural lighting experience, you can add tiki torches to the cast-iron fire pit, or if you want something low-key you could lay down a strip of LED or fiber-optic lights around the edge of your pool or deck. Then again, if you don’t have any neighbors to complain, nothing beats an old-fashioned halogen floodlight when it comes to bringing light to the darkness.
Leave Room For A Spa
There’s a lot that a pool can do, but a pool can’t massage your back with water jets or keep you warm even throughout the winter months. A spa can do that and more, which is why so many pool owners decide to get a spa, too.
Become A Grilling God
For some people, it’s enough to have a small grill outside that’s big enough to hold a few burgers and hot dogs. For others, a backyard isn’t complete without a full outdoor kitchen complete with a refrigerator and a sink.
A backyard pool is a nice addition to any home, but if you remodel you backyard, it is even better. With a few good ideas and a trustworthy remodeling contractor, you won’t just be improving the resale value of your house, you’ll be investing in all the fun times you’ll have once you’ve expanded the options at your disposal.