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The Best Pool Patios for Entertaining

For those of us that love to entertain, summertime in Maryland is the best time of the year. Having the perfect pool patio space for an evening of fun with family and friends can make the season even more enjoyable. But what makes a pool patio great for entertaining guests? We have a few tips to help you create a dream entertainment space that will have all the neighbors dropping by.

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 Four Pool Patios Ideas for a Perfect Outdoor Space

Pool patios provide a perfect entertainment space in your backyard. With a comfortable area that offers plenty of seating options, a place to dry off, and a place to relax and unwind, your guests will never want to leave. When you are designing your pool patio, keep conversation areas in mind. You can incorporate a large open area where guests can mingle together, or you can use landscaping to provide intimate spaces throughout your patio. The following additions can also help create an outdoor space that make entertaining a breeze:

  • Fire Pits: Fire pits are extremely popular in the Washington, DC metro area when it comes to entertaining. When a fire pit is added to a pool patio it gives guests a place to sit and warm up, or enjoy the cool breeze. There are various ways you can incorporate a fire pit in your pool patio space to encourage conversation between guests, including cookouts, and simple relaxation. Fire pits often work best in a separate area to the pool with comfortable seating options provided.
  • Lighting: You want to keep your guests safe, and good landscape lighting can help with this. Adding lighting throughout your landscape and within your pool can help reduce slips and falls, as well as add a fun ambience. This way, guests can feel comfortable late into the night, allowing you to extend the hours you entertain.
  • Outdoor Kitchens: Whether you have space within your pool patio, or you are looking to incorporate an outdoor kitchen in an additional space, an outdoor kitchen is never a bad idea.  Add a grill or pizza oven, and be sure to provide a prep space. Long prep spaces can work well for both preparing food and providing guests a place to eat. Add additional seating areas around the kitchen space—this will invite guests to linger long after the food has been devoured.
  • Softscaping: Good softscaping (or plantings and flowers) around your pool patio can provide shade and privacy. You can use different kinds of plants and trees to create a unique design. Be sure that your landscaping is easy to care for and will not create extra work when it comes to cleaning your pool.  Guests enjoy lush green areas, but don’t enjoy having to fish leaves and seeds out of the pool. You can use tropical plants to create an oasis feeling, or you can install synthetic turf to give the color and texture of grass without the mess and maintenance.

Create Your Ideal Pool Area Entertainment Space

If you are looking to create the perfect outdoor entertaining space for your home, contact the Maryland landscaping experts at Four Season Landscaping. We can help you design the perfect outdoor entertaining space that will help you create memories that last a lifetime!

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