Swimming pools are almost an integral part of any custom luxury home and it’s rare to find one without at least one or two pools. While outdoor pools have a distinct charm and make a well-designed landscape look even more stunning, indoor pools are increasingly been installed in custom-built luxury homes.
While your builder will provide you with design options, it’s a good idea to conduct a bit of research yourself. Check which materials are available on the market that can add uniqueness to your indoor swimming pool installation. Here we discuss some ideas that will help you create exotic indoor pools in your contemporary, custom-built home:
#1 Creating a World Within the Existing Space
This is a very magical and exotic design concept that gives you a chance to escape into a serene and stunningly surreal space that’s far removed from the cares of the world. The theme used for this type of an extravagant indoor pool will be dependent on the available space as well as the design ideas you have for your home. The different things you can do to create this magical space are:
- Install exotic plants
- A natural stone rock feature
- Painted ceilings that mimic a star-studded sky
- Mood lighting using coloured LED lights
- Complementing sauna and Jacuzzi installations
#2 Blur the lines
When people think of an indoor pool, the first image that crops up in their minds is a closed space with concrete walls all around. While this kind of structure and design concept may work (or even be necessary), in very cold regions, most places in Australia don’t call for this kind of highly-insulated structure. With the more moderate climatic conditions that we have here, it’s not difficult to actually bring the outdoors into the indoor pool space. You can consider adding extensive retractable roofing, transparent screen enclosures and picture windows or large French doors. These see-through features are a great way to enjoy the beauty of the landscaping and be shielded from the heat/cold, even as you enjoy leisurely moments by your poolside, with your family and friends.
#3 Get the Lighting Right
Regardless of which space is being designed in your home, lighting has a very important role to play; and indoor pool areas are no exception. The right kind of lighting can dramatically transform the appearance of your indoor pool. If you want the poolscape to be cheery and inviting, it is vital that you have well-lit spaces. Use the layered lighting concept and this means you should include fixtures such as:
- Underwater lighting in the pool, Jacuzzi, spa and water features
- Ground level lighting at different spots in the pool areas
- In-ground lighting like paver lights
- Lamp posts
- Recessed lighting
- Ambient lighting
It’s important that the pool area be comfortably illuminated. You can add dimmers to the lighting fixtures and this helps you achieve the kind of effect you want. The other aspect to keep in view is that the design of the fixtures should complement the theme used in the rest of the space. Chrome and crystal fixtures look great in contemporary styled indoor pool areas.
You may also like indoor pool design that visually connects with your dining or living space. You can get your builder to provide low-maintenance options for these installations. For any more information about building a custom-designed luxury home with indoor pool spaces, call us today. We ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained in the work and that you get a custom built luxury home you would love to live in.
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