One of the best things about designing your own home is that you get to pick what sort of luxury features you want included. With this in mind, have you considered having a swimming pool? Putting in a swimming pool adds a well-loved feature to any Australian home, and they are a great way to beat the summer sun while having fun.
Roy Morgan Research states that pool ownership is high in the country, with 12 per cent of households having one. When comparing the different cities, Perth took the crown, with no less than 18 per cent of homes in this city owning a pool – unsurprising when you consider the long, searing summers in the region.
Love to have a pool in your new home? Why not go the extra mile and make your pool something that’s modern, luxurious and unique?
One of the most striking trends with modern pool design is to have an infinity edge. This is when there is no visible boundary around the pool and the water flows over the side. This creates an illusion that the pool simply disappears, merging with the sky or the background.
One of the most famous examples of an infinity pool is the one atop the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. Imagine having a splash while gazing at one of the world’s most modern skyline from 200 metres in the air. While you probably won’t be able to replicate this exact effect, you could still give your pool a sleek, panoramic feel.
It’s about creating a space to enjoy the great outdoors.
Full outdoor experience
For many, having a pool isn’t just about having a box to cool off during a hot summer. It’s about creating an extensive space to enjoy the great outdoors. With this in mind, you might want to consider having a fire pit, lounging areas and even an outdoor bar or kitchen to really make your new home design a place you love.
Just remember that whatever you decide to implement in your pool area, most states and territories have strict pool regulations and will require you to have a fence separating the main building from it. In New South Wales, for instance, fences need to be at least 1.2 metres high. Be aware of your local laws when building a new home.