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Never Settle for a Home You Don't Love

When I was finally ready to purchase my first home after I graduated from college and found a stable job, I was on a tight budget. I settled for a house that was "good enough" for the time-being, but knew that in the future I would move to a larger one. Once I met my wife and she moved in, we thought about moving but loved the location of our home and had made great friends with the neighbors. For years, we thought we had "to settle" with the home we had since we didn't want to move, but recently, we decided to have several of our rooms remodeled. We are now in love with our home and think everyone should live in a home they love! We decided to start a blog to share what we learned about home construction and remodeling during the process!

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Tips For Designing A Pool

If you are a homeowner that is looking to improve the value of your home, you might be considering pool installation. Installing a new pool will allow you to have a place outdoors for you and your family to enjoy, as well as pay off in the long run when you sell your home. Here are some tips for designing your new pool.

1. Ensure Your Pool's Design Matches the Exterior of Your House

The first step is make sure that your pool's design matches the exterior of your house. For example, if your home is built in an older, farmhouse style, then you want to be sure that you don't design a funky, jagged-edged pool. You likely want a pool that has more flowing lines and softer spaces in order to be more in lie with how the outside of your house looks. Another great way to make sure that your pool's design matches the exterior of your home is to incorporate some of the materials that your home is made out of. If your home has a stone facade, consider incorporating the same color and type of stone in the design of your pool to unify the flow of your backyard.

2. Consider Your Current and Future Needs

If you have a lot of small children that will be relatively young at the time that the pull is finished, you might not want to build a lap pool and instead opt for a pool that gradually gets deeper so that the pool can grow with your children, with a greater area being available to older children and a small, shallower area being available to younger children. If you have older teens or are childless, you might want to consider building a lap pool that is more conducive to exercise. Decide what you think that you are going to need right now and how long such a pool is going to be useful. If you are looking to stay in the same house after your children are grown, you might be better off with a shallow area that turns into an area for people to swim laps.

3. Be Flexible

You might find a pool design that you absolutely love online but when you apply it to your backyard, there isn't enough room for the patio that you wanted to surround the pool. If you are flexible in your design, this won't be an issue because you can simply shrink certain areas of the pool.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in custom pool building like KrisCo Aquatech Pools & Spas.