Thinking about a pool for your backyard? There’s no better centerpiece for an outdoor living space than an inground pool. But no pool is complete without a comprehensive landscape design by E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting. In our latest blog post we’ve compiled a list of the top trends in poolscape design.
Gone are the days of the simple rectangular pool with a strip of concrete around the edge. Today’s pools come in any shape and any elevation! Many pool designers are elevating the pool, or spa. Outdoor kitchens or seating areas can also be elevated or sunken. All these elevation changes add to the visual appeal and can create a sense of intimacy, particularly with seating areas.
- New materials
There are a lot of choices for your poolscape. Whether you choose natural stone or pavers you can get as creative as you want to design a stunning setting to entertain family and friends! Pavers come in a variety of colors, sizes, textures and shapes. Natural stone like bluestone, flagstone or granite are also popular options.
- Water features
Many of the pool clients we have are interested in integrating additional water features like waterfalls or water fountains. These accents provide extra drama and interest that can make your backyard a great place to entertain even if the weather is perfect for swimming.
- Incorporating containers with plantings
Shrubs not only offer beauty, but they also provide privacy around a pool. But containers can provide just the right color accent or height variety to add a visual punch to your poolscape design. Colorful containers also offer year-round color, which can help keep your poolscape looking fresh even in the late fall and early spring when most plants are flowering yet.
- Outdoor dining
Don’t settle for a picnic table. Bar seating around an outdoor kitchen is the must-have poolscape outdoor living element. Grills are great, but an outdoor kitchen with a sink, refrigerator and other kitchen elements is the best!
Want to get an idea on how much your dream poolscape would cost? Contact the experts at E.A. Quinn for a free estimate today!