Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of building a pool, there are numerous decisions to make. A great place to get started is with the pool design and design elements. Whether it’s a freeform or geometric design, with modern, Tuscan, or retro design elements; it’s really about the look that fits your home.
At California Pools & Landscape, we’ve been creating custom pools in the valley of the sun for more than 30 years. We’ve designed thousands of backyards in all shapes and sizes, to meet the desires of every client.
About This Queen Creek Backyard
These Queen Creek customers wanted to design their paradise by maximizing the space they had in their backyard. Adding destination areas throughout the yard for enjoyment with the fire pit, outdoor kitchen and putting green was a priority. The home sits on a golf course featuring a beautiful view of the nearest fairway. Creating an open freeform design feel to all destination points in the outdoor environment was part of the vision as well.
The focal point from inside the home is the large freeform spa with the natural boulder waterfall. The Caspian Sea Glass Pebble interior pairs naturally with the blue stone waterline tile. Over 700 square feet of Moka Tumbled Travertine carry throughout the backyard, adding a clean natural look to the space. The spa is highlighted by the Natural Boulder waterfall that adds an ambiance to the environment. The spa is capped with travertine that connects to the firepit in order to add to the natural freeform design.
Creating Outdoor Entertainment Destinations
Maximizing the existing space for active and passive activities was a focus in this Queen Creek backyard. The bbq cooking area sits on the far left of the yard next to an open deck area that is utilized for entertaining. The yard is balanced by the AZ Pro Putt putting green that has two cups. The recreational area is surrounded by CPL Designer Synthetic Turf. The fire pit is a foot tall and over four feet wide and connects to the freeform spa.
Incorporating Landscape Design Throughout The Yard
The landscaping in this backyard contributes to the natural feel and adds several design accents. Two Pygmy Palms sit on each side of the waterfall and accentuate the focal point of the yard. There are 13 shrubs distributed throughout the area including Little John Bottlebrush, Petite Pink Oleanders and Arizona Yellow Bells. The Apache Brown screened granite rock is a natural transition from the travertine and runs around the perimeter of the outdoor environment.
Designing Your Own Backyard Oasis
Hopefully, these backyard design ideas helped you figure out some design elements that you might enjoy in your own backyard. Selecting backyard elements and design features is a fun part of the process. It’s important to consider what will fit into your home’s environment and be enjoyed by you and your family.
The elements in this beautiful Queen Creek backyard are just a few of the many design options that we have available at California Pools & Landscape. We’ve built a page that houses all of the Small Yard design ideas to create your ultimate backyard experience. To see all more design ideas visit our Photo Galleries.
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