Swimming pools of all kinds allure me like no other home design element. I suspect my love of pools stems back from when I was a kid.
It was a Saturday afternoon and my dad was taking care of us 3 kids. We were booting around town with Dad as he did a few errands. One of those errands was to get us signed up for swimming lessons.
I was around 5 or 6 years old. It’s one of my earliest memories. We drive up to the recreational center that housed our town’s pool. We walk into the reception area and BAM – there it was through the glass… the large, crystal blue pool. I wanted in. I actually thought we were going swimming. My young mind couldn’t comprehend that my Dad was there to only sign us up for swimming lessons, not to go swimming.
I saw the pool and I wanted in. Dad did his best to reason with my young, illogical mind to no avail. I entered tantrum mode and we drove home.
I still remember like it was yesterday my glimpse of the pool. It was magical. Ever since then pools have held a magical sway over me.
This made putting these 61 pictures of swimming pools together a lot of fun. I love swimming in pools, but also enjoy looking at pictures of great swimming pool designs. This non-infinity pool gallery was put together to provide a wide variety of in-ground swimming pool types. For our and for Also be sure to view our gallery of
Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.
1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.
2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?
3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.
4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.
5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.