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Transform Your Back Yard with Good Swimming Pool Design and Quality Landscaping Ideas

September 15, 2014, Author: bianchi
“My backyard is ugly and uninviting… not a place that I would welcome friends and family.” Does this sound familiar? Plenty of people buy their home based on how it looks from the curb or how the rooms are laid out with little regard to the outdoor living areas. In fact, very often the back yard is completely neglected. Eventually, the idea occurs to homeowners that they could maximize the beauty and enjoyment of their home by giving this area some attention, so they begin to field the options for pool and landscape design. And here’s where a lot of well-meaning people run into trouble.
BEFORE: This elliptical but generic pool with useless decking areas and no visual focal point for a backdrop left the homeowners very uninspired.
BEFORE: This elliptical but generic pool with useless decking areas and no visual focal point for a backdrop left the homeowners very uninspired.
That’s because they either try the DIY way hoping to achieve the “magazine cover” effect, or something close to it, or they end up placing their big project in the hands of contractors and salespeople who are neither architects nor designers. To be successful everyone needs to be a specialist. The client is successful at what they do because they have applied themselves and practiced their craft for years and years. This means you haven’t had the time to learn about other areas of expertise. If you want beauty and function at the best value, you need to qualify with whom you are speaking. Good artistic skills are an elusive skill set that few contractors have honed, since they are preoccupied and have chosen to excel with BUILDING, and many of the fundamental design principles are counterintuitive, which literally means “contrary to what intuition or common sense would indicate.” For example, you want a good swimming pool design with power and impact? Simplicity and restraint will do that. But instead, most add more, thinking they are enhancing the esthetic, and yet they are doing it backward. Not knowing when to stop clutters the space, dilutes the message and can result in a design that looks like they were “trying too hard.” You should avoid spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on a mediocre or hodge-podge installation that looks deceptively good on paper but in reality is ugly, in bad taste, or non-functional. To eliminate this kind of situation, it is important to hire a professional design/builder that has the talent, expertise and experience to create beautiful environments by providing good swimming pool design so you can come home to a place of relaxation, a haven of escape and positive communion with your family and friends.
AFTER: The pool was transformed into a raised overflow for capturing reflections, and inviting seating areas, landscape, fire, and arbors were set around its perimeter.
AFTER: The pool was transformed into a raised overflow for capturing reflections, and inviting seating areas, landscape, fire, and arbors were set around its perimeter.
A reputable design/builder that can offer great landscaping design ideas and has the ability to turn them into reality:
  • adjusts design to landscape features and site characteristics, constantly applying a customized approach to any construction project
  • masters design principles and has the experience and know-how to supervise the actual construction of your swimming pool and the shaping of your outdoor living area
  • is an artist and craftsman interested both in the esthetics and the functionality of your swimming pool and outdoor space
  • and, last but not least, works with you, not for you, to deliver the desired result.