Enclosed Luxury…Design Elements for Your Pool Enclosure

Posted March 27th, 2015 by Bonnie Hall and filed in latest, Pool Enclosures
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Whether you desire an endless swim season, privacy for your early morning swim sessions or just protection from sun and insects, a pool conservatory enclosure can provide you with a very luxurious swimming and entertaining setting.  Regardless of the heat of summer, rainy season or the coldest east coast winter ever on record, your pool conservatory will allow you to comfortably enjoy your pool or spa any time of the year.

With the guidance of design experts, creating the perfect pool enclosure will not only provide you with endless enjoyment, it can also add dramatic architectural accent to your home.  Typical discussions for pool enclosure design are usually centered around which type of glass is best (low-e coated glass can reduce heat by up to 50% while cutting UV penetration with will help minimize heating & cooling costs) and environmental controls (how to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter) at times however, personalizing the space to reflect your passions is overlooked.

Designing Your Space

Much like a traditional conservatory, your pool or spa enclosure can be designed to reflect your personality and lifestyle.  Style should not take a back seat to functionality and now, the choices are truly limitless.  Tanglewood designed and built a mahogany spa retreat for one client that expressed their desire to have their own personal oasis to unwind in, after a hectic day at the office.  The client was very involved in not only the design of the building, which features extensive curvilinear shapes – which studies have showed enables better energy flow, reduces stress and creates positive emotions but also in the calm and soothing decoration.  A fireplace was added not only to serve as a focal point – again emphasizing the prominent curves of the room – but also to create balance for the ‘cooler’ water feature of the spa with the ‘warmth’ of the fire.  A small wet bar and cozy seating area completes the room.

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As intimate as the hideaway retreat is above, the project below is very spacious, open and airy.  Very reminiscent of the great conservatories of the 19th century, the open feel with the sturdy steel frame embellished with the whimsy of scrolls, medallions and stained glass.  This setting is very inviting with plenty of entertaining space, a large seating area and adjacent kitchen.  Plants warm the vast openness, pulling the outdoors in.

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Current trends to incorporate into your luxurious enclosure include

  • Fire focal point – whether a fully functioning fireplace or an upscale fire pit – bringing a fire element in the room provides a perfect balance
  • Water Feature – beyond the pool or spa, many are incorporating an additional water feature such as a fountain or reflection pond stocked with Koi to enhance and balance the room
  • Architectural details from historic conservatories brought back to life in current projects. Details include the romantic use of steel as both a structural material but also decorative such as the scrollwork, extensive use of glass to give a more translucent feel to the open and airy space.

For more information on trends and how Tanglewood’s creative design process works to help you design and build the enclosure of your dreams, send us an email and let us know about your project.

 

 

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