One of the greatest things about living in the Valley of the Sun is that homeowners can enjoy their backyards year round. Even when the weather cools down and is a bit chilly at night, the backyard can be used an extension of the home — especially if its decked out with all the bells and whistles. Aquaman Pools offers some elevated upgrade ideas for poolside accessories, furniture, décor and more so homeowners can enjoy their outdoor oasis all year round.
Poolside Patio Set — The pool can offer relaxation even when homeowners aren’t in it. The aesthetic beauty of a pool lit up at night and/or the sounds of flowing water from a pool water feature can add ambiance while sitting poolside or eating al fresco. Consider placement of a poolside patio set with comfy couches or cushioned loungers, a table for dining, or small groupings of chairs to encourage intimate gatherings around the pools. Hanging “party lights” across the pool can also enhance the poolside environment, and placing floating lights atop the water can also add to the enchantment of the area.
Heating Elements — For true born-and-raised Phoenicians, a dip into mid-60 degree weather can be defined as a “chilly night.” Heat things up while still enjoying the outdoors with decorative heating units such as standing heat lamps, a wood-burning chimenea, a simple fire pit or a propane-powered fire pit or fireplace with elegant glass pebbles. Any of these options can be a great addition to a backyard, and serve as a place to gather around casual conversation even as the nights get colder!
Cooking Equipment — As people spend more time outdoors, it makes sense to bring the kitchen outside. With so many amazing options for built-in bars, grills, smokers, refrigerators, wine chillers, food warmers, and more, homeowners can entertain entirely outdoors. This might be a large, long-term investment, but a complete outdoor kitchen can add incredible value to a home and provide years of outdoor entertainment fun.
Consider Yard Games — Instead of going out, stay “in” — while participating in some fun and games in the backyard. From cornhole and bocce to crochet mini golf (there are even floating putting course that can be spread across the pool’s surface to hit balls), there are tons of yard games to make hanging out in one’s own backyard more fun than the local bar. For those that are staying home more, creating a fun backyard environment is well worth the investment!
There are so many ways to enhance the backyard to make it more enjoyable any time of year. Whether cooling down in the pool during the summer to enjoying the poolside ambiance while curling up by a firepit in the winter, home sweet home really is the place to be.