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Archive for the ‘Fun and Games’ Category

Room of the Day: Cool Poolside Cabana for Entertaining and Relaxing

Room of the Day: Cool Poolside Cabana for Entertaining and Relaxing

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The Perfect Poolside Landscape

The Perfect Poolside Landscape

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6 Dream Poolside Retreats

6 Dream Poolside Retreats

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Pool Slides: What’s Possible, Who Can Build It and What It Will Cost

I was recently meeting with clients to discuss a rear yard landscape plan, and their 7-year-old son was sitting in. To keep him busy, they cued up Houzz on their iPad and let the boy’s imagination run wild through a photo search. What was he looking at? Pool slides, of course. The kid in me got my mind racing, too. Who doesn’t love a good water slide? But while a slide is every child’s fantasy, it’s the adults who will be the ones with a lot to consider before incorporating a slide into their pool project. Design: If all these […]

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When you live somewhere that people love to visit, and you like to entertain, what better solution than a pool house with an outdoor kitchen that doubles as the guest quarters? The team at Acorn Garden Houses designed, built and styled this Australian pool house so a social couple and their children could entertain their friends without infringing on the peace or privacy of anyone in the main house. Pool House at a Glance Who it belongs to: A couple and their 3 children (ages 13, 18 and 20) Location: Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Australia Budget: $150,000 Size: Includes a […]

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Houston Symphony: Hocus Pocus Pops 2017 October 13, 2017 7:30 pm

OCTOBER 13, 2017 7:30 p.m. / Doors: 6 p.m. Lucus Waldin, conductor Tickets: $20 Orchestra/ FREE Mezzanine & Lawn seating Get ready for tricks, treats and lots of family friendly fun at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops featuring the Houston Symphony Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Tickets are not required for free seating. Lucus Waldin conducts the Houston Symphony in a mesmerizing performance of horrifying horns, bewitching bassoons and chilling cellos. Everyone is gravely encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costume for a […]

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19 Spectacular Pools Near and Far

A well-designed swimming pool is the liquid centerpiece of your home and can turn your backyard into a decadent escape. Whether you prefer to lounge poolside, dip your toes before diving in or cannonball your way to the center with panache, the images below are sure to have you dreaming of chlorinated, saltwater or natural water pools. Let’s suspend reality for a few minutes and imagine that we’re looking out into the gorgeous waters of the pools below. This pool is the azure jewel of a villa that overlooks neighboring islands in the Caribbean. Although the cabanas draped in yellow […]

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Ideas for Petite Pools

If you’re an avid swimmer, or your family loves hanging out by the pool, you’ve probably fantasized about someday having a pool to call your own. But when your backyard is on the small side, a swimming pool can seem like an impossible dream. Not so with these petite pools. Before planning any pool project, remember to get informed about swimming pool safety and check local codes for pool fencing and other requirements. But first check out these 10 fabulous small-scale pools. Courtyard pool. This 9- by 18-foot pool is nestled into an antique French limestone patio. Flowering bougainvillea arching […]

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Throw a Pool Party that all of Your Friends and Family will Remember FOREVERRR!

Click here to find THE BEST Pool Party Ideas!!!! This inspirational article was shared with you by #1 Rated Pool Builder in The Woodlands, Texas – Roy Burden of Pools – by – Design!!

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15-Minute Pool Exercise Routine For Rapid Weight Loss!!

It’s no secret that swimming is one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt your body and lose weight. Anyone who has ever been swimming knows how much of a workout it is whether they are trying to exercise or not. While full-length swims are great cardiovascular and muscular workouts, there are many different exercises you can perform in the shallow end of your pool that can rapidly help you get in shape and burn fat. Let’s take a look at a 15-minute workout that you can do regardless of your swimming proficiency that will help you burn […]

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