Outdoor Living Room

Create Your Outdoor Family Room

In Featured Post by Platinum Pools

Transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space expands the usable area of your home by bringing all the amenities you desire outside.  It is an investment that can increase your home’s value.  Are you ready to explore the process of creating a functional, usable, and luxurious outdoor living space, including the pool?  If so, then let’s get started!

Imagine Your Outdoor Family Room

There are countless possibilities for enhancing your backyard.  The initial step is to envision everything you desire for your outdoor area.  Consider incorporating various features.  Are you interested in a  second kitchen for summer barbecues?  A cozy fire pit and comfortable seating?  The options are endless.

When planning, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by the many options and possibilities.  It can lead to second-guessing and regretting your initial decisions.  Don’t worry; take some time to imagine and revise your plans before committing to them.  It can save you from changing your mind later or overspending.  As you dream and gather inspiration, stay true to your definition of luxury.


Imagining everything you want is possible.  However, you need to prioritize and allow yourself to think logically.  It will help you make wise decisions that are suitable for your family.  Prioritizing also enables you to invest in practical projects that fulfill your requirements.

Do you like barbecues?  Do you like to host parties for friends and family?  How about adding a luxury pool with water fountains and fire lines, which can significantly enhance the use of your backyard pool?  It is important to answer these questions to know the difference between your aspirations and what you enjoy doing.  For example, while you may like the idea of hosting outdoor parties on New Year’s Eve, swimming in your luxury pool every morning suits your lifestyle better.

Your Needs – Long Term

Thinking long-term is crucial when creating an outdoor living space since it requires significant time and money.  Consider your lifestyle and plans before making decisions, such as whether an outdoor bar is the best choice for those starting a family or already have children or if a luxury pool would better suit your needs.  Having a pool at home provides an opportunity for quality time with your family, teaching your children to swim, and enjoying summer activities together.

Making Spaces

Backyards come in varied sizes.  Therefore, it’s essential to evaluate your family’s needs.   Consider dividing or compartmentalizing the area if you require multiple features in your outdoor living space.

For instance, if you dedicate a more significant portion of your backyard to a luxurious pool, you can still reserve some space for lounging and relaxation by the poolside.  Adding benches and ledges can make this space multi-purpose.  The right outdoor furniture pieces can also transform your poolside lounging space into an outdoor dining area.  This way, you can make the most of your backyard by fulfilling more than one of your family’s needs.

Dedicate space for landscaping along the sides of the backyard.  You can get large cement planters that line the outdoor living space, adding more beauty and function.

Conclude with Luxury Features

It’s possible to turn your outdoor living space into a luxurious oasis by adding unique features.  These features can enhance the appearance and comfort of your outdoor area.  For instance, swimming pools have become popular for many homeowners who want to create a functional and hygienic backyard.  If you already have a swimming pool, consider incorporating luxury pool features to upgrade your space at an affordable cost.  Moreover, even a modest backyard can become an inviting and cozy retreat by adding luxury amenities.

Enhancing your swimming pool with water features can elevate its functionality and enjoyment.  Water slides, waterfalls, and grottos are amazing!  Additionally, installing fire features can create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.   Placing benches and comfortable chairs near the pool area can also maximize your outdoor living space, providing a perfect spot for summertime lounging and socializing with loved ones.  Lastly, creating a ledge by the pool can expand seating options and allow you and your family to fully appreciate the pool without swimming.

Enhance your luxurious pool by adding LED lights or mood lighting.  With modern lighting options, you can effortlessly create and adjust the ambiance using your smartphone, providing various views and experiences of your pool.  Not only do these lights add to the aesthetics of your pool, but they also make it safer, ensuring complete security and functionality.

Consider adding artificial turf to your backyard garden and luxury pool area to make maintenance easier.  If you have enough space, having an outdoor shower is also worth considering.  This way, you won’t need to go inside the house after using the pool, which will help keep your home and outdoor living area cleaner for longer.

Let our designers at Platinum Pools design the ultimate outdoor family room for you.  Call us today at 281-870-1600 or visit our website for a free quote.