Think You Can’t Fit a Pool in Your Backyard? Think Again!

A small backyard with a glowing contemporary pool, built-in chess table, outdoor kitchen and fire pit
The Green Scene
The Green Scene

Landscaping & Swimming Pools

Not every home has a sprawling yard with plenty of space for plants and a swimming pool, especially homes tucked up on the steep hills along the West Coast. If you are an owner of a small or sloped backyard, you’ll know that it poses more challenges than an open space. That doesn’t mean that you can’t create a backyard worthy of an exotic resort. The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools design team can help! We’ve worked with plenty of challenging small and sloped backyards and completely transformed them into private paradises. So if you think you can’t fit a pool in your backyard, think again! Here are a couple of pool projects we’ve completed that are small but luxurious.

Doing a Small Backyard the Wright Way

Before

A small backyard is bare dirt

What if you have a long wish list of features you want in your backyard? Fear not. The client for this Santa Clarita backyard had such a list, and high expectations, too. They owned a tract home with an empty backyard and a narrow sideyard that they also wanted to utilize. How was that small patch of dirt going to fit everything on their wishlist? 

After

A small backyard is transformed with a contemporary pool and fire pit

The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools design team put their design hats on and worked out an intentional design that fit all of the features the client hoped for. This is how you do small backyards the Wright Way!

A contemporary mini pool with a Baja shelf and Ledge Lounger provides a compact but luxurious space for enjoying the water. The pool even features a built-in chess table with an umbrella – both entertaining and relaxing! The sounds of multiple sheer descent waterfalls provide an extra level of tranquility. The nearby fire pit offers plenty of seating, and is a nice hub to unwind with a book or spend time with family. And remember that narrow walkway? We made it into a shady, private putting green for the golf-loving home owners. 

This small backyard design fit so perfectly with this home. The client even remarked, “We can open our three panel slider and we feel like the backyard is part of our living room.” 

Pristine Possibilities for Small Backyards

Before

A small backyard is bare with dirt and a view beyond the fence

 

Yes, you can have a private, pristine oasis in your own backyard, no matter how small it is! Take this project for example. This client researched a few different contractors before finally deciding to work with The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools. They knew they needed the right team to handle their challenging backyard and hoped we could bring their vision to life.

After

A small backyard with a glowing contemporary pool, built-in chess table, outdoor kitchen and fire pit

 

Once we were finished, the client said, “They somehow, someway made the backyard look larger. How does that even happen? I don’t know but they made it happen.” With the right lighting and clean-line design, any small backyard can feel open and spacious.

The pool in this backyard features gorgeous tiling and a spa spillway. It also has a built-in chess table for hours of fun and relaxation with your favorite chess player. The cool-toned LED lights of the pool and spa combined with the warm glow of the fire pit create an abundance of light that makes the yard look larger. Regardless of where anyone is in this backyard, you can still spend quality time together without feeling too cramped or too separated.

 

So if you’re a homeowner who thinks they can’t fit a pool in your small backyard, think again! The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools team can design and build the perfect pool for your backyard, no matter how challenging it may be. We rise above and beyond the challenges because we believe every homeowner should have a backyard pool and outdoor space that they can call home. Let’s create a scene together today!

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Join us in Vegas this November where Scott Cohen will be a featured speaker at the International Pool Show!