Backyard accessibility involves creating an environment where everyone can move around safely and comfortably, whether using a wheelchair, a walker, or just their own two feet.
The world is increasingly aware of the need to be eco-friendly. This means reducing reliance on fossil fuels, recycling and composting where possible, as well as limiting your impact on the environment. In fact, according to a recent Nielsen report, 48% of Americans would change their purchasing habits to minimize environmental effects and embrace a sustainable lifestyle.
Rental property owners need features that will attract residents. Swimming pools are one option if you want to stand out from your competitors.
Analysis by Zillow's rental search engine, HotPads.com, found that pools not only attract more residents, but people are willing to pay higher rent for them. The study, which included data from 50 major American metro areas, found that renters were willing to pay 4.5% more (that’s $70 per month, on average) for a place with swimming facilities.
Summer is a time for family, fitness, and fun. Some may spend the break from school indulging in lazy days in front of the television, but for many of us, the warmer weather invites us outdoors. It’s important to find a balance and encourage your entire family to get outside an be active. One of the best ways to accomplish this during the simmering summer days is to plunge into the cool water of a swimming pool.
Adding a pool house to your poolside makes for a great relaxation and entertainment space for your backyard. It allows you to use your backyard is a ton of new ways, even if the day isn't quite perfect for actual swimming. With an enclosed or sheltered pool house, you still have a great hangout spot to relax, have a few drinks, enjoy some shade, etc.
One of the best parts of our job here is brainstorming new pool house designs to keep our styles fresh. The Siesta Poolside Bar (everyone’s favorite little pool cabana) is a great example of this.
When we first released the Siesta about 10 years ago, it came standard with a hip roof design (and a myriad of siding, bar counter, and interior options.) A little over 5 years ago, we introduced the Siesta with an a-frame roofline.
And now, we have 2 more styles we’d love to introduce you to, which are almost a year in the making.
If you have a pool, it’s likely the beloved centerpiece of your yard and garden. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also a place where you and your family can gather for fun, spend time together, and make lasting memories. However, your pool is also one of the most dangerous parts of your home, especially for your children and pets.
Nonprofit work is a fulfilling endeavor for many people. However, involving yourself in nonprofit charity projects may seem intimidating from the outside looking in. Luckily, it is often an easier task than it might appear. There are many relatively simple charity projects that you can develop and manage from the comfort of your own home.
It’s typically in your best interest to cycle out and appropriately store various types of seasonal equipment throughout the year. Doing so will reduce clutter and may prevent damage to the equipment over time. When it comes to seasonal sports gear, it’s in your best interest to ensure that these items are easy to find and ready to go the next time you need them.
Dinner parties are a great way to celebrate big life milestones, or simply connect with friends and family over food. Coming together and sharing a meal can help you foster a sense of community, create a chance to get to know new neighbors, or even try out new recipes on an audience.
Once the pool is installed, it is time to get to work decorating it. A few seconds searching online and your mood is already dampened. It is so expensive to fix up and make your pool look amazing! But with a little creativity and a little elbow grease, you can make some of your décors and decorate your pool area the way you want, without the high price tag. Some of the ideas you can try to help decorate your pool include:
Make Your Own Poolside Chairs