The Commonwealth Blog

Monday, September 10, 2018

Add Value to Your Home with a Beautiful Pool

Transforming Your Pool

A pool is a wonderful addition to any home, allowing for summertime fun and leisure, and it also adds value to a home that’s about to be put on the market. In higher-end communities and warm climates, a well-kept pool is appealing to buyers who retreat to private pools to escape the heat. Families with children make memories in backyards with pool parties and gatherings. With the right décor and design, a pool is an attractive focal point of any backyard space. Follow these tips and tricks to create a backyard space that’s trendy, chic, and fun to use.


Symmetry Is Key

The shape of a pool says a lot about its functionality and design. Modern pools are designed to complement a home’s structure and, if positioned properly, make a property sparkle. To create a space that’s symmetrical and pleasing to the eye, place your pool perpendicular to the house. This draws attention to both the pool and the home and makes for a more open and pleasing space. Adding an elevated spa at the end of the pool is another strategy and feels majestic. The placement of things in a home makes it feel comfortable and easy to live in. Why not opt for the same strategy when designing an outdoor space with a pool?


Add a Second Pool

If one pool won’t cut it, add a second one. Turn an outdated and flat space into a layered one that looks sophisticated. Overlapping pools are less two-dimensional when water flows from one level to the next. With this structure, you can wade in shallower waters or swim in a deeper pool below. If you have little ones, they can play in the shallower section, too. This is a convenient setup – and also quite luxurious.


Create a Zen Space

Water is tranquil, and you have room to play off its calming vibe. Instead of solely being a place for exercise and fun, turn your backyard pool into a cool oasis by opting for sleek design features. Slate tile is a good option for flooring and surrounding walls if you have an indoor pool. Vanishing edges add a layer of sophistication and make the pool appear endless.


As previously mentioned, the shape of a pool also matters. Decide on a clean-cut design, preferably square or rectangular. Frame the pool with geometric slabs and place simple plants and decorations around its perimeter. The result is a pool that’s attractive without too much fluff.


In terms of décor, choose natural colors to decorate the pool and surrounding furniture. A pool painted with a calming blue interior gives the illusion of a natural body of water. Stay away from overly bright blues that may be distracting or look tacky. You can complement the body of water with fecund foliage, as long as it’s not overbearing or messy. This means clearing the space of unwanted debris and trimming back undergrowth from years past.


Add the Finishing Touches

A backyard isn’t just meant for a pool. If there’s room to spare, consider adding an outdoor fireplace or patio to match your new pool. Now, your backyard is a place to take a dip, roast some marshmallows, or enjoy a barbeque dinner in the company of neighbors.


Building a pool with these features in mind not only adds value to your property but lets you enjoy a beautiful backyard before it’s time to move. Next time you’re considering revamping your yard, follow these tips to position your property against other homes for sale in the neighborhood. You get to enjoy the perks of a tastefully designed backyard before prospective buyers more in and do the same – a win-win for all parties.  

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