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Custom Poolside Kitchen Layouts: Planning Ideas

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 12, 2020 7:17:28 PM

—Marrying two backyard amenities for optimal fun and functionality

A custom outdoor kitchen—often built around an existing swimming pool or in conjunction with a new or remodeled one—provides a wonderful amenity to expand options for outdoor dining and entertaining.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, pool construction, pool buyer tips, swimming pool plans, island grill, custom pool ideas

Small Backyard Swimming Pool Ideas: Specific Design Tips with Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM

—15 tips to overcome space limitations for building an inground pool

What are some ideas for building a concrete swimming pool in my small or narrow backyard? Is it even possible?

It’s a common question among homeowners with small property lots who want a private aquatic retreat. The good news is that in many cases, the answer is “yes,” and a variety of solutions are available.

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Topics: outdoor kitchens, custom spas, hardscape, pool layout, Design / Features, pool construction, gunite hot tub, aquatic fitness, swimming pools, pool plans, pool decking, Buyer Tips, hydrotherapy, swimming pool waterfalls, backyard design, tanning ledges, pool builder, Landscaping, swimming pool accessories

What is a Swim-Up Pool Bar?—and How to Add One to Your Backyard

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Raise the “bar” on outdoor entertaining by bringing the resort experience home

The first time people discover the upscale delight of enjoying a cool beverage in a swimming pool swim-up bar is often when they’re vacationing at an exotic hotel. Relaxing on a barstool built under the water with a handy countertop to place your drink or a snack is the ultimate resort experience—and it’s a feature that more homeowners are now including in their own backyard retreats.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Spas, Construction, Buyer Tips, Backyard Entertaining

Backyard Additions: 5 High-End Options for Upscale Outdoor Living

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—Five suggestions for upgrading your backyard retreat with cool amenities

Considering making over your backyard with an amenity or two to complement your swimming pool and elevate your outdoor-living experience?

Various high-end options can create an upscale outdoor environment retreat around your pool and boost opportunities for entertaining friends and family.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, Remodeling, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle

10 Features to Make Your Backyard Staycation-Worthy—In Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 15, 2017 11:21:55 AM

—Create a backyard resort by adding shade, alfresco dining options, and other outdoor amenities

A swimming pool can serve as the foundation of a backyard resort and provide a great return-on-investment—especially if it becomes the setting for years of fuss-free staycations.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, Remodeling, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Buyer Tips, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining

Island Barbecue Grills: 5 Reasons to Install One at the SAME Time You Build a Pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 18, 2016 4:06:19 PM

Updated July 17, 2020

Why waiting until after your pool is complete may be a mistake


Don’t delay that island barbecue! Once construction of a pool and deck is complete, it can be more difficult, stressful, and costly to add features like a built-in grill and achieve your ideal backyard style and function.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, Design / Features, Equipment/Technology, Construction, Buyer Tips, Financing

3 Backyard Features To Add With Your New Swimming Pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 25, 2013 8:53:00 PM

—Include hardscape, an island grill, and an outdoor kitchen when building an aquatic retreat

When putting in a new pool, don’t miss out on the opportunity it affords to improve your entire backyard.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, Design / Features, Buyer Tips

   

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