Creating an Outdoor Oasis,
with the added luxury of your own private swimming pool
With the summers getting hotter we are noticing more clients are incorporating a pool into their Build Wishlist. As Kiwis are big on the outdoors and entertaining, the inclusion of a swimming pool certainly takes the outdoor oasis to the next level.
Close your eyes and visualise moving into your new Hallmark Home, designed uniquely to suit your lifestyle and personality with the indoor living seamlessly transitioning to the outdoor entertainment area featuring a stunning pool as the centrepiece of your landscaped backyard. Wow!
When deciding on the design and feature inclusions for your new pool, ideally it should reflect your home’s style. Let’s look at some of the options and latest trends available.
The first step is to decide on your preferred construction. The two most popular options in New Zealand are:
- Concrete provides customised design flexibility including:
- Shape, size and depth
- Personalised features (e.g. infinity edge or a ‘beach’)
- Surfacing (e.g. marble plaster, tiles, pebbles, coloured quartz)
- Fibreglass pools are pre-made and come in a specific range of styles, shapes, sizes, colours and finishes.
Container Pools – Kiwis certainly think outside the box! We’ve seen the humble shipping container morph into practical living options (i.e. small houses) and now we are seeing them crop up as swimming pools in people’s back yards! They are right on trend proving to be a great economical and practical alternative. They are quick to erect and can be inset into the ground or at ground level with a deck surrounding for optimal sunbathing.
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Infinity pools – provide a stunning visual statement wherein the water vanishes from view, creating a sleek reflective effect. This is particularly effective with a far-reaching view.
Lighting – create any mood or style with the latest energy-efficient LED lights, multi-coloured dramatic accent lights or LED water arcs for a sophisticated statement.
Glass fencing – for seamless transparency – available framed, frameless and semi-frameless.
Smart phone technology – at the touch of a button and virtually anywhere you can control lighting, water features, temperature and cleaning.
Zoning – To get the most out of your poolside oasis incorporate zones such as bbq and dining area, seating for lounging and raised shaded platform with a daybed – adding a touch of luxurious resort-style living.
In addition to the lifestyle benefits that you and your family will enjoy for years to come, a professionally designed and landscaped outdoor entertainment area is one of the best ways to add value to your home.
At Hallmark Homes our team of designers and builders are passionate about building quality designer homes that reflect our clients’ lifestyle, from the inside to the outside. We can help you create an outdoor oasis incorporating a swimming pool that best suits your needs and the style of your home. Contact Hallmark Homes today, ph. 0508 442 556.
For inspiration and ideas, why not come along and view our new show home – The Lochy, suitably labelled as an Outdoor Entertainer’s Dream. Located at 9 Lemonwood Drive, (off East Maddison Road), Faringdon Rolleston, open from 12pm to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.