8 Ways To Integrate Outdoor Hot Tub’s in Reston, Va.
Once you find your perfect hot tub or spa at Vienna Hot Tub & Patio, an inevitable challenge will be deciding how your tub will aesthetically integrate with your Tysons Corner home (or more accurately, outside your Tysons Corner home). Here are a few ideas brought to you by Forbes magazine and Houzz.
- Place it properly Avoid leaving all sides of your hot tub exposed. Instead, use existing walls and railings to hide multiple sides, then mask what remains with a wooden enclosure. Head on, you’ll see functional steps leading to your tub, but from the side, the tub will appear as a warm wood wall.
- Anchor an outdoor room Use your tub to create a spa-like outdoor space that’s separate from your dining area. The example here uses the wood steps that came with the tub, and the area is partially enclosed by a fiberglass arbor, creating a garden-like grotto that will never need to be repainted.
- Make it a focal point This cedar tub is a relaxing water feature even when not in use. This method requires expert execution, as the fountain’s drainage system is built into the vault that also houses the cedar tub.
- Give it character Consider placing an old claw-foot tub — which can often be sourced for about $100 — in a secluded corner of your backyard. If you’re placing the tub near your house, a plumber can often tap into your existing heater, further minimizing your expense.
- Plant right up to the edge Unlike inground pools, spas don’t require a wide berth of paved space for access. Instead, use your tub as a beautiful garden focal point.
- Conceal it completely Hot tub? What hot tub? Custom-built spas provide the largest variety of options for concealment, even when they’re aboveground. In this case a stone wall hides the tub from the patio area, while the wall continues as part of a terraced garden.
- Create a sundeck Even inground tubs require covers — many of which, let’s face it, are downright ugly. This homeowner opted for an ingenious rolling cover that doubles as a sundeck.
- Stow the cover Rolling spa covers also spare you the hassle of having to flip back a heavy, soggy mess. Renovators may want to consider building a deck platform around the spa, allowing a rolling cover to slide easily underneath. When the spa is not in use, its cover simply becomes part of the deck.
To view the full article, visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/houzz/2014/03/26/8-ways-to-beautifully-integrate-an-outdoor-hot-tub/
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