Installing a pool in your backyard is just the first step in transforming it from a simple backyard into an outdoor living space. With landscaping, hardscaping, and additions such as decks, gazebos, and the aesthetic touches of outdoor lighting, you can turn your backyard into a space with its own character and style, using the pool as a centerpiece.
Turning Your Backyard into an Outdoor Living Space
Landscaping and Hardscaping
If the pool provides the base for your outdoor living space, landscaping and hardscaping take this design element and accentuate it. Draw the eye to the pool with tastefully placed hardscaped elements such as walkways and retaining walls that create aesthetically pleasing lines. Patios and fireplaces can also be used as stand-alone pieces. If you want to complete the ensemble, an outdoor brick grill with a kitchen creates a unique space that adds a whole new dimension to the backyard. Accentuate with a variety of landscaped elements and you’re well on your way to a new outdoor living space.
Outdoor structures includes everything from decks to pool houses to gazebos. These structures can serve several functions, from gathering places for get-togethers, to outdoor dining spaces for family dinners, to a place to relax with your spouse on a long summer evening. Decks are useful as a transitional space from the house to the pool, and pool houses are perfect for a variety of uses, which you can read about in our blog on pool houses.
Fencing and Lighting
Fencing and lighting round out the picture for your outdoor living space, giving it context and a frame. Fencing for pool areas is required by law, but that doesn’t mean it has to be utilitarian. Fencing can be tastefully incorporated into the overall design of your backyard to complement, rather than detract from it. At night, you can use outdoor lighting to highlight features of your outdoor space and create a nice soft ambiance.
About Rhine Pools
RHINE Pools is a pool builder located in Howard County. We work throughout central Maryland and can handle every aspect of your pool design. We do not only install new pools and do pool renovations we are a part of one of the very best Landscape Companies in the state of Maryland. Having this in-house power allows us to be your single source to build you the outdoor oasis of your dreams. We believe that if you build a pool it needs to be an integrated center piece of your backyard and you should be able to build that center piece with a firm that understands all of the pieces of the puzzle and who will deliver on time and on budget. A portfolio of our work is available online.
If you have any questions about a new pool or about pool renovations, contact RHINE Pools by calling 410-442-2445 or clicking here today! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest as well!