Sunken Seating Areas That Spark Conversations
But sunken seating takes this idea to a whole new level by creating an inimitable, cozy, and often private backyard lounge.They also help define individual spaces in a large area, and sunken seating is the perfect way to make the outdoor lounge the central attraction of the landscape.Sunken seating around the fire pit has a magical and almost woodsy charm.These snug, secluded sunken lounge areas are a perfect way to catch up with friends and family as you sip away at your favorite beverage.You can extend this idea by creating a subtle yet beautiful sunken lounge that is far more practical and far less dramatic.
Sunken Bar Party Pool
The end result was a bright, open space full of elegance, fun, and every amenity under the sun.A highlight of this sunny oasis is the sunken, swim-up bar leading to a covered ramada.To finish off this total relaxation station, we added an outdoor bathroom, complete with full sink and shower.Adding the outdoor bathroom kept their home dry and the fun outside!They wanted more than a plunge pool, so we went the distance and made their swimming pool truly cavernous, with extra depth and length for dedicated swimming.
In the back, the terrace includes a sunken seating area around a
In the back, the terrace includes a sunken seating area around a fireplace, pool and an outdoor dining area.(Stephen Morgan)
Pool With Sunken Seating Area: Fiberglass Pool Options
Inground pool designs come in many styles, shapes, and sizes, but the world’s only Sunken Living Area Fiberglass Pool, Cortona, is available only from Thursday Pools.Select a subtle lighting option that illuminates the space under your sunken living area table for a dramatic look.Together your space and your new Cortona, Sunken Living Area Fiberglass Pool from Thursday Pools bring the Gourmands’ experience to life outdoors.Thursday Pools is the creator of the beach entry (or zero entry) fiberglass pool (Patent US 10,358,837 and 10,472,839), as well as the fiberglass sunken living room pool.Get inspired about a backyard swimming pool oasis of your own and get a free estimate on the fiberglass pool of your dreams today.
Making a splash: are these Dubai's best residential swimming pools?
From infinity pools to those with glass walls or glittering skyline views, when it comes to swimming pools in the UAE, we’ve pretty much seen it all.Stephan Hirzel, senior global broker at Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty, says there has been an increase in demand for properties with swimming pools over the last year.And with more people moving to secure properties in the UAE, the hot weather only makes swimming pools more desirable.Even though it had a swimming pool, the couple spent a year renovating it.A private pool surrounded by greeneryEmma and Kristian Barber's back garden pool.
There is a sunken seating area in the middle of the pool. (Sun
There is a sunken seating area in the middle of the pool.(Shay Velich)
Sunken TV Lounge
2019 Landscape Award: Minnesota Nursery & Landscape AssociationOur client contracted us to reinvigorate their wooded suburban property.From their swimming pool to winter sledding, this active young family embraces all four seasons and wanted to upgrade the use and appearance of their disparate spaces while adding some new outdoor activities to the mix.This renovation brought spatial and visual harmony to the property while maximizing usability.The new sunken TV firepit lounge, dining patio, revised deck, and screened porch come together as a harmonious and multi-functional entertaining space and the secondary areas around the property capture more usable space for this family to experience their special setting.Highlights of this project include:
Sunken Lounges – A Trend in Outdoor Living
Today, you can see sunken areas (also known as conversation areas) appearing in backyards across the country.AdvantagesAlthough there are very few sunken lounges inside homes, there are advantages to having one outdoors.Fire pits are very popular in sunken areas but are not the only feature you can add to a sunken lounge.Another trend is in creating a sunken area next to the pool for a bar or kitchen.Sunken lounges promise to change the landscape and give a sense of privacy, even in a large and open courtyard.
A Koh Samui Retreat By The Beach
I had the chance to chat with Camilla Riviere of Riviere Rugs about her beautiful modern villa in Koh Samui, which overlooks Bang Por beach and the Gulf of Thailand.It’s one of many modern Koh Samui villas that Luxury Retreats has available for rent, and you have to admit, it’s pretty tempting…“We were living in Sweden at the time and the winters are terribly cold, so we thought we needed a getaway—somewhere warm—for the winter.We fell in love with Koh Samui,” Camilla explains.Through a mutual friend, she met British architect Gary Fell of GFAB Architects, whose work she fell in love with.We really appreciate the sea and the feeling of freedom that it gives you.”What: Celadon VillaWhere: Maenam, Koh Samui, ThailandHow much?
A Sunken Lounge, A Cantilevered Deck, And A Spa With A Fireplace
Photography by Jimi Smith PhotographyRandy Angell Designs together with builder Pool Environments, have completed a modern swimming pool with a sunken lounge, a cantilevered deck, and floating stepper pads.From this viewpoint, the rear side of the spa wall is visible.Photography by Jimi Smith PhotographyAt one end of the swimming pool is an all-tile wet deck that’s furnished with two chaise-style lounge chairs.Photography by Jimi Smith PhotographyAbove the sunken lounge is a painted steel structure with a movable semi-shade awning, allowing for adjustable coverage.Photography by Jimi Smith PhotographyAdjacent to the sunken lounge is the pool cabana, that features a covered sitting and dining area.
Meliá Koh Samui Opens On Thailand's Scenic Choeng Mon Beach
Fronting the sands of Choeng Mon Beach, on the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, the nautical-themed luxury beachfront resort is located 15 minutes from Samui International Airport.In addition to a remarkable 1600-sqm lagoon pool, Meliá Koh Samui features a two-level infinity pool with sunken seating areas.The 58sqm pool access rooms have private terraces that segue to the lagoon pool.Focused on contemporary Thai dishes as well as Western and Mediterranean cuisine, the Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar’s outdoor terrace sits above Meliá Koh Samui’s strand.Boat’s Bar is located in the semi-open lobby, and The Pool Bar, merged into the lagoon pool, serves cocktails and snacks including Spanish tapas.
This poolside sunken seating area was designed for an Italian winery
As part of the design of Le Monde winery in north east Italy, Alessandro Isola has designed a private poolside retreat, that features this sunken seating area, for the guests of the winery.At the far end of the garden this timber surface seems to fold back on itself, raising up on curved steel beams and becoming a shade for the sunken seating below.The pool is divided into two separate sections by stone steps that sit just above the level of the water, giving the illusion that they float.
Trend spotting: The rise of the conversation pit
But before we get on to discovering the where, why and how of a conversation pit, let’s find out the what first.Photo: Yash R Jain 2021 Yash Jain PhotographyA Conversation Pit DecodedThe name says it all.A conversation pit is a sunken portion within a living space that encourages conversation and interaction within an intimate setting.All this activity took place in a sunlit sunken courtyard.” Historically, even the country’s public architecture has shades of a conversation pit.A variety of experiencesThe potential of a conversation pit for defining and sharpening a spatial experience is being increasingly tapped into by architects.
CONTEMPORIST: A Sunken Lounge Around A Fire Is A Great Way To
January 14, 2020Choeff Levy Fischman has designed a modern house in Miami, Florida, and as part of the design, they included an outdoor entertaining area with a sunken lounge.The sunken lounge, which sits between the infinity-edge pool and covered kitchen/dining area, has a couple of steps on either side of an outdoor fire pit that lead down to the seating area.Hidden lighting beneath the wrap-around bench seating creates a soft glow and allows people to easily see, even at night.Planters have been added on either side of the sunken lounge to help create a sense of privacy from both the yard and the interior of the house.Photography by Lifestyle Production Group | Architect: Choeff Levy Fischman
6 relaxing backyard getaway ideas
Before we show you our backyard getaway ideas, what does one do when on vacation?Keep reading to discover our 6 inspiring backyard getaway ideas!For the ultimate backyard getaway, add a privacy wall around your waterfall to remove yourself even further from reality.Grow your tropical oasisThe first thing that comes to mind when thinking of backyard getaway ideas is nature – greenery, to be exact.For the ultimate backyard getaway experience, add a pergola over the dining table with some string lights and vine.
Create a UNIQUE Fire Pit that is Resort Worthy
This beautiful sunken fire pit is surrounded by built in bench seating which is topped with luxurious cushions and colorful throw pillows.Brasada Ranch in Oregon created a sunken fire pit area that can seat up to 20 guests but still provides an intimate feeling.Not to be outdone, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya located their fire pit on a rooftop terrace.Many homeowners are requesting sunken fire pits, but if you have the ability to elevate your fire pit, you will create a whole new experience.Amazing views at night and in the early morning make this glamorous fire pit the place to be.
Serene Sunken Garden Seating Areas We All Dream About
So, today we are bringing to you several Serene Sunken Garden Seating Areas to show you how such areas can beautify the garden or backyard.These sunken seating areas offer comfort, privacy and cozy ambiance, and also provide a protection from the wind.These sunken seating areas should be as comfortable as possible, so make sure to choose comfortable furniture.Go ahead now and see the versatile sunken garden seating areas that we have chosen for you today and get inspired to add some into your garden too.SEE ALSO: Sunken Seating Area Designs In The Pool For Your Utmost RelaxationSerene Sunken Garden Seating AreasA sunken seating area is definitely something worth investing for your garden or backyard, so do not hesitate to add some if you have the chance.
Deck ideas: 17 stylish options for your backyard
Deck ideas for a fabulous outdoor spaceFrom decking layouts and patterns we love, to deck railing ideas and inspiration for small backyards, we've rounded up the best deck inspiration we could find to help you plan your dream space.'Working with a contractor for a custom-built deck ensures your deck is built to the right specifications for lasting performance.'The wood decking adds a sense of warmth to the harder patio ideas, and helps delineate the living area from the nearby pool deck.With forward planning, lighting cables and water pipes can be concealed beneath, opening up options for deck lighting ideas that rival interior rooms.It is surprisingly easy to clean your garden deck.
How to Create a Sunken Fire Pit in Pool Island
How to Create a Sunken Fire Pit in Pool IslandA seating area and fire pit in the middle of the pool makes a dramatic focal point.Step 2: Draw the Island Perimeter and StepsFirst draw the outside perimeter of the island and the steps leading to it.To create square or rectangle shapes, Activate the Rectangle Tool & Turn On Grid SnapWe'll create a 14ft x 12ft island:Set the height of the island and steps to the same height as the pool.Step 3: Create the Sunken AreaTo create the sunken area in our island, draw a second hardscape at a lower height.Turn OFF Coping on the Spa:Step 5: Add Fire Pit, Seating and AccessoriesOnce the sunken island is in place, add seating with additional hardscapes, a fire pit, and accessories.