After many summers of enjoying an inground pool, it may be time to finally say goodbye and redesign your yard. By hiring a pool removal contractor to remove your pool, you can open up your yard for entertaining, playing, and relaxing like never before. Installing a patio is the perfect way to take advantage of the new space in your backyard. These versatile areas provide you with plenty of options for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the new, larger space in your yard after the pool has been removed. Here’s why you should consider removing your pool, along with a few patio ideas to consider after your pool removal services are complete.
Why Pool Removal Services?
There are several reasons to consider removing your inground pool. In areas where a pool is not the norm, the value of your home may decrease, since people will be less likely to accept the liabilities of having a pool. Inground pools are also expensive, requiring hundreds of dollars each year in chemical and mechanical maintenance and cleaning to ensure that they are safe places to swim. The time necessary to complete this upkeep is also consuming, leaving you less time to actually enjoy the area. Finally, a small yard can feel completely overtaken by a pool. With limited space to do anything other than swim, you may be more inclined to stay indoors on cooler days instead of enjoying the fresh air.
Removing your pool and installing a patio solves many of these issues. Not only will you save time and money on the upkeep of the pool, you’ll also be able to enjoy your yard throughout the year. A patio offers plenty of opportunities for you and your family to safely enjoy the benefits of being outdoors for longer and can become the centerpiece of your entertaining for years to come.
If your patio is in a particularly sunny area, consider adding a pergola over it. The pergola can add the perfect amount of shade while still allowing some sunlight in, so you’ll be comfortable no matter the temperature. There are dozens of ideas for making your pergola a delightful accent to your patio. Consider installing overhead fans for hot days or stringing up lights to make nighttime magical. Gardeners looking for a rewarding challenge can grow vines that snake up and over the pergola, creating a garden hideaway to enjoy. You may also be able to attach streamers and other party decorations to make the pergola an integral decoration in any situation. This versatile feature instantly adds some visual interest to your yard while also serving several helpful purposes.
Patios can be like a new room of the house, so why not create a kitchen space? You can include a simple barbecue setup with a grill and counter space, or go big and add an outdoor stove, oven, and more to create a dream kitchen. You may also want to include bar seating around the kitchen area, allowing the chef of the day and guests to hang out together while working and make everyone feel like they’re part of the party. Having a fully stocked and outfitted kitchen outdoors also means that there’s less back and forth between the outside and inside, keeping the party going with no interruptions.
Heat Things Up
On a late summer night or early spring day, just before the weather truly changes, there’s nothing like gathering around a fire pit. There are plenty of different styles, from in ground pits to simple stone or metal containers, making it easy to find the right one for your aesthetics and needs. For a truly extravagant look, consider adding in a real fireplace if space allows. These can be decorated with intricate grates, surrounded by colorful tiles, or built with a rustic look in mind to match your overall decorating style. Whatever you choose, adding some heat is the perfect setting for a relaxing, cozy night that still feels special.
Grab a Chair
It’s important to consider seating areas in your patio. You can install a long bench along the perimeter for large groups or scatter a few cozy chairs around for lounging. Keeping everything one color exudes elegance, but tossing a few colorful throw pillows can give off a more playful look. Consider how you’d like your patio to feel when choosing decorations. To make your patio area appear larger, create separate seating areas on different surfaces, like wood and gravel. Having distinct sections makes it look like there’s more space, and it gives you the chance to have multiple activities or conversations going all at once. Don’t forget to include a lounge chair for long summer afternoons spent reading or napping in the sun.
Add some greenery to your patio with some plants and flowers throughout. You can create a natural border between the patio and the rest of your yard with some shrubs or hedges, helping visually differentiate the spaces. You garden can also include potted plants, like small fruit trees or flowers, scattered around for a lush look. Hanging wall plants are a popular feature that adds an unexpected twist to the typical garden setting. Be sure to consider how much shade or sun your patio gets, and choose plants that will thrive in that setting. Filling your patio with drought-resistant plants can help cut down on the maintenance and care necessary to keep them strong. By adding plants in your patio, you can help make it look like a cohesive part of your backyard, making the entire area look larger and more welcoming.
Hiring a Pool Removal Contractor
Speak to a pool removal contractor for more information and to schedule your pool removal service. Dirt Connections has years of experience in helping homeowners create the perfect yard for their needs. They conduct both full and partial pool removals and can help you decide which option suits you best. Dirt Connections also offers free estimates to help homeowners better plan for and understand the process of removing a pool and installing a patio. In addition to pool removal services, Dirt Connections offers commercial and residential remodeling and construction services, pipeline fitting, asphalt millings, constructing planning, and free fill dirt.