Once you’ve made the decision to invest in an inground pool, you may get the itch to further develop your outdoor living space into the perfect at-home oasis. With some imagination, creativity and the right pool builder, you can turn your backyard into the perfect getaway right outside your back door. Creating a space that complements your poolscape while also serving as a functional place for you to relax, make memories and just have fun is what it’s all about. Read on for a few ideas to further enhance your gorgeous poolscape.  

1. Outdoor Kitchen
Being able to cook and dine al fresco is one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. Whether you’re looking to incorporate a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen or one that features an industrial grill and even a pizza oven, there are so many options available to customize an outdoor kitchen to meet your needs. Family fun oftentimes revolves around food, and having a functional, not to mention beautiful, outdoor kitchen where you can just stay outside, prep your food and just enjoy it, makes your outdoor oasis all the more exciting.  

2. Fire Pit or Fireplace
For those chillier summer nights or cooler winter months, adding a fire pit or fireplace is a great addition to your ultimate staycation. This will serve as a place where you can get the family together and go old school by roasting marshmallows, or you can host a party and move everyone outside to enjoy hanging out together under the stars. Fire Pits and fireplaces are great congregating spots for family, friends and amazing conversation. 

3. Outdoor Seating
Outdoor seating is a must. Adding a few comfortable chairs or maybe a couch to complete the setting will create a space that’s perfect for entertaining or hanging out. You can plan to be around your fire pit or create a separate covered area to the side. Imagine getting to laze in, lounging on a soft sofa on a rainy day, and just enjoying a book. When was the last time you got to do that?

4. Covered Areas
Pergolas, arbors or gazebos are great ways to add depth to your outdoor living space and pool area. Not only do they provide sun or weather protection for yourself and your guests, but they also offset a seating area or an outdoor kitchen area and add some aesthetic appeal. Add some string lights or an outdoor chandelier and you have yourself a beautiful place to enjoy in the evening. 

5. Landscaping & Lighting
Bring together all aspects of your backyard decision with the right landscaping and accent lighting. By choosing greenery that complements your pool’s aesthetic and uplighting that showcases certain features of your outdoor living space, you’ll highlight interesting details about your backyard design, as well as create a warming atmosphere that adds a bit of luxury to your home. 

6. Custom Spa
And finally, the luxury to end all luxuries. Why travel hundreds of miles to pay for expensive hotels when you can pour yourself a glass of wine and unwind in your own spa? That, too, with a view of your flatscreen with a collection of your favorite unwinding shows at no extra charge. There are so many benefits to having a custom spa at your own discretion, including stress reduction, muscle and body relief, and better sleep, just to name a few.

Your Dallas Outdoor Living Experts

Whether you want to include some or all of these into your ultimate staycation is entirely up to you. It’s your home, and it’s the perfect time to turn it into your dream vacation spot. Add a little landscaping, and it will outdo even the best resorts throughout the country. Give the outdoor living experts at The Blue Lagoons a call to schedule a design consultation today. 

About the Company 

The Blue Lagoons in Dallas takes a personalized approach to designing and building your pool. During the design and construction process you have the peace of mind that you can call one of the owners directly to answer any questions that come up. Our pools are designed with a lifetime structural warranty and a focus on reducing maintenance costs for our customers.

For over 14 years, Dallas pool builder The Blue Lagoons has served the areas of Southlake, Flower Mound, Grapevine, and other cities in the DFW Metroplex. They have a unique process that ensures smooth and easy new pool construction that will result in the backyard of your dreams. 

When you work with The Blue Lagoons you work directly with the owners. This ensures every detail of your project is done meticulously and only to the highest standards. The Blue Lagoons also offers pool repairs and renovations and weekly pool service. Contact The Blue Lagoons in Dallas today for a FREE quote on your new Dallas area swimming pool.