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POOL LANDSCAPING: MORE THAN JUST PLANTS

From Swimmingpool.com

Skilled outdoor living and swimming pool designers know what many people don't immediately realize:  There is way more to designing an outdoor living space that includes an inground swimming pool than just planting a few bushes and plants around the pool.  Thoughtfully planned space allocation, colors, features, traffic patterns, entertaining spaces, etc. all are considerations that make one's outdoor living space with a pool ideal.  This post from Swimmingpool.com gives some great advice on how to plan the ideal environment around a swimming pool, considering all of the aforementioned considerations.

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5 Impressive Outdoor Kitchens

From The Kitchn

Having an inground pool is indeed the ultimate luxury for Americans, but what happens when your guests are hungry?  Having to run back and forth into the house to prepare lunch or dinner is a chore, and ordering take out or delivery just doesn't feel like outdoor living is supposed to feel like.  An outdoor kitchen is a must for the outdoor living enthusiast, and this post from The Kitchn presents some beautiful outdoor kitchen designs with features that make any outdoor living space the envy of the neighborhood.

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