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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Swimming Pool Design For Small Yards: Clever Ideas For Maximizing Your Space

by Addison Washington

While a pool is often thought of as one of the best additions you can make to your home, a lot of people simply do not have enough room to install one, or so they think. Even if you have a small backyard, there is still a good chance you could find a swimming pool design contractor that will make you something special. This can be done using several tricks of the trade as well as clever architecture to make the pool feel bigger or more impactful than its small size would have you believe. 

Using Organic Designs

While traditional, rectangular swimming pool designs are great, in smaller backyards, they can really accentuate your lack of space. On the other hand, using an organic, custom swimming pool design that follows the shape of your backyard and all its twists and turns can help you make your pool feel bigger. Whether that means making a round pool or one that is even more unique like a kidney bean shape, there are options out there where the space of your yard will not be at the forefront of people's minds when they use your pool. Ask a swimming pool design contractor what shapes they might suggest for your yard.

Incorporate Plants

It really is amazing how the mind can be tricked into thinking something is bigger and more spacious than it really is. When it comes to small yards, using plants behind and around your pool can help add a sense of depth that makes your pool look larger. This occurs because the plants and shrubbery obscure the fence or walls, and makes it seem as though this is the size of pool you always wanted, not something that you had to build because of a smaller space. This tactic has been used for a long time and is a great and cheap way to make your pool seem larger.

Install A Spa

On the other hand, if you want your small pool to feel even more unique and entertaining, then you might want to sacrifice a little bit of space for a spa. Spas are always the highlight of any social gathering, and most of your friends will not care that your pool is a bit smaller if you have a great spa. You can even incorporate the spa into the swimming pool design itself, although that can cost a bit extra (although it is worth every penny). 

Speak to a swimming pool design service to learn more.