When you’re building your outdoor oasis, plans don’t stop at the pool. You want a beautiful backyard around your pool that feels warm and inviting, cool and especially peaceful. The space should welcome relaxation, entertainment and especially FUN! You want places to sit, sounds to enjoy, colorful surroundings and maybe a spot for cold drinks and food. When designing your backyard to further enhance your amazing pool, there are many different features and additions you can add to take your outdoor oasis to the next level. Pools by Bradley offers numerous options when it comes to backyard design from outdoor showers to pergolas, we also have entertainment options that can be added to enhance the recreational time that you will be spending in your new outdoor environment like outdoor kitchens. Here is some additional information on the additions we offer to help take your backyard to the next level:
Outdoor showers are a great addition to any backyard with a pool. You may think of an outdoor shower as something you’d find at a beach house, and while that may be true, the benefits of outdoor showers don’t stop at salt and sand. An outdoor shower is the perfect spot for cleanup and changing after a dip in the pool. They’re also a handy area for getting the kids cleaned up without tracking everything in the house. Have a lot of guests this summer? Shower space for everyone. From a one-stop dog-cleaning spot to a post-gardening dirt rinse off, outdoor showers are a functional addition to your backyard and great way to cool down on a hot day.
What exactly is a pergola? A pergola is a simple structure that is usually built with roof beams and vertical beams and they typically do not have a solid roof or walls. They are a great addition to any backyard as they provide definitive space for an entertainment lounge or dining space. Pergolas also provide privacy if drapes, latticework or screens are added, as well as a place for protection from outdoor elements. You are able to change up the look of your outdoor space with the addition of a pergola and can make it your own with potted plants, lights, furniture…the possibilities are endless! Pergolas also can be used as a lead in to other structures like….
Pergolas….gazebos…what is the difference? The difference mainly comes down to their visual structures. Gazebos are typically round or octagonal and have a roof, while pergolas are square or rectangular and have cross beams and no roof. Gazebos provide an eye catching ornamental feature in your landscape, shelter, shade and somewhere you can rest. And, if you build a large enough gazebo they can serve as bandstands! They are great addition to any backyard and can serve many uses.
Whether your space is large or small, fire pits are a great feature in any backyard. There are so many different fire pits at various price points available now, there’s one to fit everyone’s budget. And they don’t have to be wood burning – you have the choice of gas or propane models as well. Fires become a focal point at outdoor gatherings and fire pits can be used year round. In the summers, light it up to roast s’mores with the kids and in the winters, wrap yourself up with a cozy blanket and some hot chocolate as you warm yourself by the fire. The ambiance they provide and year round usage make fire pits something everyone should have in their backyard oasis.
When you have a party or any type of gathering, where is the one place everyone ends up? The kitchen! This seems to hold true no matter the house or kitchen size, its the meeting and socializing area of the home. What better way to get your guests outside and still in the most popular spot than adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard! They keep food smells out of your house, and can help reduce electricity bills as your home A/C is not having to work harder to cool down your home when the oven is on. It’s a win-win all around!
Pools by Bradley is Here for YOU
All of us here at Pools by Bradley live and breathe our mission of designing and building your ultimate outdoor pool atmosphere – but the most important thing is we want you have FUN! We intend to inspire you to improve the recreational time you spend with your family and friends in your new outdoor environment. Adding enhancements to your pool and your backyard is a GREAT way to do that! Our motto is “take care of the customer and everything else will take care of itself”. When you choose Pools by Bradley to help you build your dream pool, you can rest assured that you’re choosing the very best. As a local family owned and operated company founded in 1996, we have received numerous design awards and honors. Pools by Bradley is rated as one of the top 50 pool builders in the U.S., plus recognized as the “Best Pool Company” in Orlando by Orlando Magazine several years in a row! We offer custom built pools and spas with additions ranging from water features and lighting effects to rain curtains and water slides…the sky’s the limit! Contact us online or call us today at 407-323-7496 to see how we can help you build the pool of your dreams!