If you’re thinking about buying an outdoor hot tub this spring but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your living space, you’ve come to the right place. While it’s true that a hot tub plopped down onto your deck will add nothing to the aesthetics of your backyard, with the right landscaping you can turn your spa area into your own personal paradise.
Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to incorporate your outdoor hot tub into your space.
1. Tying in Your Outdoor Hot Tub
Deciding where to locate your hot tub may be the most important decision, but determining how you’ll tie it into your existing landscaping is almost as vital.
Some of the best options are:
- Installing a sunken tub with decking, steps or stonework around it.
- Placing it under a pergola or in a gazebo.
- Adding a new level to your deck to accommodate the spa.
- Placing it in the yard and building a rock garden around it complete with a stone path from spa to house.
No matter what look you choose for your hot tub installation, making sure your spa’s access panels are not obstructed is crucial. If you were to build around your spa without leaving a trap door for easy access, it would need to be ripped apart every time a repair or maintenance was needed. And that is a costly mistake to make.
2. Think About Privacy
If you have a private backyard space, then you can locate your spa wherever you like. If, however, you have neighbors nearby, privacy is an important thing to consider.
One of the best ways to ensure privacy is with some well-placed vegetation. Not only do trees and large shrubs make a marvellous privacy screen, they add beauty to your space. Evergreens such as spruce, thuja and cypress make an ideal tree screen while boxwood or bamboo are the best shrubs for coverage.
If planting trees or shrubs isn’t your thing, a wooden privacy wall or lattice screen with ivy will also get the job done.
3. Match Your Colors
If you’re not planning on installing a sunken spa, or have no plans to encase it, then choosing the right spa cabinetry color is of vital importance. You want your spa to look like it’s part of your overall design. If your cabinetry color doesn’t blend well with the color of your home, deck or patio, it will look out of place and awkward.
For instance, you have a white house with black shutters, a grey cabinet will look great. On the other hand, if you have a tan house, a brown cabinet will be more attractive.
4. Decorative Touches
Sometimes it’s the little things that can have the biggest impact. Finding small decorative items for your deck or patio can take it to a whole new level.
Purchase an outdoor carpet and group your outdoor seating into a distinct conversation area around it. Make sure the colors and pattern you choose compliments the cushions on your outdoor chairs and sofa. Buy a few matching throw pillows to tie the look together.
Lanterns are another nice touch and add class to your space. Group small lanterns together as a centerpiece for your outdoor table or purchase large ones to frame your seating area or patio doors.
Champagne Spas San Diego Hot Tub Store
Need some ideas for your hot tub installation this spring? Our experts at Champagne Spas always have lots of helpful and creative suggestions. We stock only the best hot tubs in our San Diego showroom, so whether you need a spa upgrade or some new accessories we can help. You can also get in touch with us for all of your hot tub maintenance and hot tub repair or service needs.