Planning a custom home is a lot of fun. You’re probably really excited about all of the little details and features you get to plan out like designing a pool. You know you want your custom home to look amazing and one thing that beautiful custom homes have in common is a pool in the back yard. A pool is a great place for your kids to play and for you to entertain guests. If you’re looking to make your custom home even better, then consider designing and installing a pool.
To help you get started with your pool’s design, here are some things to consider and talk about with your custom home builder:
When it comes to designing your custom pool, the first place to start is with the shape. Before you can plan anything else out, you have to know the shape of the pool. There are classic styles like a round, rectangular, or L-shaped pool. But, you aren’t limited to just those styles. You can create a custom-shaped pool that flows naturally with your backyard, patio, and landscaping. If you want to have some fun with it, involve your kids in the process of picking out the shape. Allow them to draw up their idea of a pool and use that as a canvas to design the pool for your backyard.
A pool without enhancements isn’t much fun. If you’re going to take the time to design and build a pool for your custom home, why not enhance it a little bit? Beautiful custom homes with pools all have features the entire family loves. From rock walls hiding slides and featuring a waterfall to fire pits just a few feet away, pool enhancements make your pool more enjoyable. Just imagine the kids sliding into the pool while you’re lounging in the attached hot tub. When the day is over, the whole family can gather around the fire pit to make s'mores and have fun together.
When it comes to the pool decking, you want to make sure that you have something that looks great, meshes with the rest of your backyard, and is safe. Some of the more popular options are decorative concrete, stone, and pavers. These are great options, if you’re planning for a larger deck or patio area. If you aren’t planning to tie your pool decking into the rest of your patio, then consider using a treated wood. As a pool decking option, wood adds a lot of character to your backyard and really enhances the look of your pool.
Beautiful custom homes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. What ideas do you have for your custom home? At Carrington Custom Homes, we’d love to hear your ideas about pools, kitchens, master suites and everything in between.