A number of our customers are spending more time than ever at home. As a result, they are looking for custom outdoor designs to expand their outdoor living space. If you are looking to get the most out of your own back yard, you may want to consider an inground pool and outdoor living area expertly designed by E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting. Our designers like to think of pool areas as multi-functional spaces. Below we outline some of the aspects to keep in mind when planning a pool for your back yard.

While the pool is the main attraction, you’ll want to plan extra patio space for lounge chairs. Today, the outdoor seating options are limitless. Benches and chairs with soft cushions are a great addition to any patio and will ensure that you’ll be relaxing in comfort after every swim.

One of the most popular outdoor living elements is the fire feature. This can include a custom fire pit with built-in seating or an outdoor fireplace. Fire features come in any shape or size you want. They can also use one of several energy sources, including traditional wood, propane or natural gas. The experts at E.A. Quinn can review the pros and cons of these various fuel types with you.

The best thing about a fire feature near a pool is that they can significantly extend the amount of time you spend outside. While it may get chilly in the evenings, a fire feature will keep you and your guests warm long after the sun sets and well into fall or even winter.

An outdoor kitchen is as necessary outside as the one inside your home! Today, outdoor kitchens can be fully equipped with a grill, side burner, refrigerator, sink and bar seating as well as a separate area for dining. A well-thought-out kitchen and dining area will truly have you and your family living your best life outdoors.

As a greater number of our customers are working from home, our designers have been asked to incorporate outdoor offices into their design plans. These areas are equipped with dedicated work space typically within a pavilion or pool house, offering much-needed shade to allow for greater ease when utilizing electronic devices!

Finally, you will want to consider lighting, WIFI and a sound system for your outdoor living space. Just like in your home, these elements are the finishing touches that bring all the elements together to create the idyllic setting for working, relaxing and entertaining with your family and friends.

The Designers at E.A. Quinn can walk you through all the most popular pool patio and outdoor living amenities to help you get the most out of your back yard. For more information, check out our pool patio page, or visit our pool patio gallery for more inspiration. Contact us with any questions you might have!