As we take this day to honor our military veterans, especially those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom, it’s essential to appreciate those close to us and hold the things we love close to our hearts. With the weather finally warming up, and as Memorial Day is the annual season opener for swimming pools, we saw it best to provide our top 5 design inspirations centered around the outdoors, specifically pools and outdoor kitchens. We hope everybody can get some sunshine, make the most out of their Memorial Day, and spend quality time with family or friends. Don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know your favorite design from this week! Enjoy!
50 Beautiful Swimming Pool Designs, the Spruce
Our first design inspiration starts in Texas, with the Pool Environments of Dallas showcasing one of their recent modern builds, featured in the picture above. With a side corner wall raised to the level of the adjacent patio, this creates the perfect transition from the house to the pool and offers additional space for features, such as the water fountains coming from the raised wall. Don’t forget to check out the other 49 swimming pool inspirations provided by the Spruce, and let us know your favorite in the comments below!
Our second design inspiration of the week takes us to the world of outdoor cooking, which is fitting as the warm weather appears to be here to stay! There’s something special about firing up the grill after its winter hibernation, and HGTV has you covered with their display of outdoor BBQs and kitchens for any space, with any style. From the basic BBQ grill standalone setup to the most complex of outdoor kitchen designs fit for a five-star chef, there’s a vast possibility of options when it comes to designing an outdoor kitchen space. It all depends on your style and how dedicated you are to the outdoor cooking lifestyle! Let us know your favorite outdoor setup in the comments below!
3. Pools Styled for Summer
40 Swimming Pool designs That Are Summoning Summer, House Beautiful
Take a mental vacation and soak up some sunshine by checking out these 40 striking swimming pool designs provided by House Beautiful. Whether swimming laps is your style or a more relaxing pool design floats your boat, we’ve got you covered no matter your preference! There’s an endless option of styles, tiles, decking, and even types of water to fit your pool. “From a Tuscan-style retreat to a rustic farmhouse swimming pool and even an indoor lap pool, these design-savvy pools will make you want to dive right in and float the day away.” So take a look through these 40 dreamy pool designs and jot down some notes for your next backyard renovation!
22 Stunning IN-Ground Pool Designs for Your Backyard, Country Living
Our fourth design inspiration of the week takes us to the world of in-ground swimming pools designed for backyards, which can create some truly stunning scenery in any landscape. From Country Living, take a look through their 22 in-ground pools of today’s design world, as they “go way beyond the turquoise-lined rectangular shapes that quickly began to populate backyards following WWII.” Built-in waterfalls, organic shapes, and surrounding greenery are only a few of the design elements showcased in these dazzling in-ground swimming pool designs. Please take a look and let us know which one is your favorite!
Dreamy Pool Design Ideas, HGTV
Our fifth and final feature of the week comes from HGTV, as they’re bringing us their dreamiest pool designs for your backyard. From the most fabulous pool features to a recess lounge area within the pool and everything in-between, we’ve got you covered with the pool inspiration you’ve been dreaming of since those cold winter months. We loved the pool shown above, as nature mirrors in the seemingly glass-like surface, and the stand-alone light feature creates a castle-like essence that’s sure to set the summer mood. Check out the rest of their best pool designs and as always, let us know your favorite in the comments below!