Swimming pools come in many different shapes, styles and designs. However, this awkward shaped pool required a much needed makeover. The homeowners were inspired by the pools in Arizona, where they met during college. They wanted their new pool environment to get more sun, be lower-maintenance and look better whether they were inside or outside entertaining their guests.
Fortunately for this couple, they hired Becca Bastyr one of our award-winning senior designers. She was given a long wish-list of items that needed to be done to give this tired backyard the much-needed makeover it deserved.
First on the list, remodeling that odd shaped pool. Our designer chose to change the shape of the pool into a more traditional rectangle and set it at an angle. By relocating the pool, she was able to check many things off their wish list. Which included more direct sunlight, avoiding tree mess, improving sight lines from inside the house and allowing for more grass in the backyard. The list doesn’t just stop here, this space also needed:
Planting beds with succulents fitted with a drip irrigation system to minimize maintenance
A paving surround to boast separate areas for dining, sunning and lounging
Lighting to improve safety on paths, stairs and along the patio
Convenient outlets hidden in flower beds to power pool maintenance tools
Underground drain tile to keep the patio dry and prevent runoff into the pool
A rectangular shaped pool also allowed for a much-needed cover (The lazy L design could not provide)
The Travertine patios and porcelain plank dining area created a more formal/rustic balance
Arizona design elements to delight clients (drought-tolerant plants, boulders, Travertine, simple lines)
Brushed, colored concrete replaced the plain concrete pool deck; seamlessly transitioning from the pool coping to the Travertine surround
The clean lines of the pools and patios complements the client’s contemporary interior design
Having the pool and patio set on diagonal enhanced sight lines from inside the home
Distinctive boulder accents, from Chilton Holey Boulders, scattered throughout the space add texture and variation to the design
The re-positioned pool reflects spectacular sunrises and sunsets
Sun-splashed sod thrives in this space with the re-positioned pool mechanical, trimmed trees and removal of a lot of overgrown shrubs
INNOVATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Utilizing maintenance-free porcelain plank tile in place of wood planks for poolside dining area
Xeriscape planting beds with succulents reduce watering needs
The extensive hidden drain tile manages rainwater runoff
The result, a marvelous modern pool perfect for entertaining family and friends. These empty nesters say, their grown children have visited virtually every weekend during the pool’s first season. What do you think of this beautiful design? Click below to schedule an appointment and let our award-winning designers transform your outdoor living space!