Every pool needs an accompanying entertainment space where family and friends can eat, wind down and dry off after a dip in the pool—but if you don’t have a traditional patio setup, don’t worry! There are plenty of patio alternatives worth considering, whether you’re short on space or simply crave a unique kind of spot.
Read on to see our favorite, out-of-the-box ways to make the most of your outdoor space.
Life-size chess board
If yours is a family with a knack for competition, a life-size chess board in your backyard might be the perfect spot to gravitate towards on afternoons outdoors. The checkered pattern of the board will add visual interest to your space, even when it’s not in use, and it can become the center of attention when you want to up the ante at your pool parties or get-togethers.
While traditional patios make room for plenty of furniture and an easy-to-navigate floor space, not every patio has to look like this. If you prefer an easy spot to relax an unwind (as opposed to an entertainment-ready patio with lots of furniture), why not let your backyard garden overflow into your patio? Surround a table and chairs with lush greenery and your favorite fragrant flowers to create an immersive experience you’ll love enjoying every day.
A cabana combines the relaxing nature of the outdoors with the comfort and coolness of home. Stay cool and protected from the sun above by turning your patio into an oversized cabana! You can dress it up in a sturdy outdoor fabric, then keep the interior stocked with plenty of pillows and comfy spots to sit and recline in. The key to accomplishing a true cabana getaway is comfort and luxury.
Love to entertain? Serve up your best drinks and snacks from a tiki bar of your very own! This addition can bring a pleasant tropical feel to your backyard pool space, and is a welcome patio alternative for homeowners who enjoy taking outdoor entertainment into their own hands.
If you don’t have lots of patio space to work with, go vertical! A sunken-down patio can be your chance to step into comfort and to separate your outdoor entertaining space from the rest of your backyard. It’s the perfect place to add a cozy fire pit or central water feature, too, and you can surround this space with a large sectional sofa or other comfy seating options.
At Extreme Pools, our commitment to the outdoor space of your dreams doesn’t just end at the water’s edge—we can help you design planters, lighting fixtures and other features that add to the allure of your pool and patio space. Call us today to learn more!