Stating the obvious…summer is officially here. Sunny, warm days turn quickly to muggy, rain-drenched evenings making a pool a great place to cool off and a lanai a great place to take solace from the storm.
The design and execution of your pool and lanai are even more important to the overall livability of your home – especially during our unique Florida “seasons”.
Pools need to be functional for that summer cool-off – but also beautiful. While many spend the summer months non-stop in the pool, the cooler, winter-months make pools more of an interesting water feature. Therefore, using statement fountains, walls of glass tile and interesting mosaic murals make a pool fascinating.
Lanais need to be useful for gatherings or relaxing – but also striking. Outdoor dining and entertaining spaces are an extension of great rooms and kitchens. Marrying the interior décor to the exterior design creates a seamless space and extends the home’s functionality. For an outdoor fireplace, using stacked stone creates a focal point. For your lanai floor, consider a beautiful travertine as a thoughtful statement. And for design interest, add a mosaic tile inset as a special pizzazz.
To source the right design elements, consider visiting the Design Works showroom in Sarasota. The ability to source unique and exclusive products is unmatched in the world of tile, flooring, and stone. As the exclusive retailer in the greater Sarasota area for Florida Tile, Atlas Concorde, AKDO, Lunada Bay and MiR Mosaic, Design Works helps the most discerning homeowners create distinctive and unique spaces with superior products.
Go ahead, make a splash in your pool, and cook up a unique style on your lanai. You’ll be grateful for it every summer, from now and into the future.