Four Reasons Why You Should Choose a Custom Pool, Backyard and Landscape

Whether you want to build your family’s dream pool and backyard or just want to improve the value of your property, custom swimming pool and yard design is the way to go. Pools are a great addition to any backyard, especially if you frequently host gatherings for family or friends.   Aside from their potential entertainment value, pools can also significantly improve your landscaping and overall visual appeal. While stock options can be good enough for some neighborhoods, increasingly in Orange County with our unique home sites, topography and residential design it requires a custom pool to get the most out of the space available. Something only a true total custom design and build can provide. Custom pools are often considered a much better investment than stock designs. This is primarily because they are better able to suit the homeowner’s particular needs by considering all the relevant factors, such as the amount of free space available, estimated number of regular users, and, of course, the homeowner’s design preference.

Here are four strong reasons to choose a custom pool:

  1. Custom pools let you take full control of your project. You’ll be able to choose whatever shape, size, and design you want for your backyard. Just imagine the possibilities. You can have your pool shaped as a dolphin, palm tree, guitar or whatnot. You could even install various water features like a slide, diving board, and waterfall.
  2. You can overcome landscaping issues and lot shapes. Don’t let the terrain beat you into submission. By opting for a custom pool, you’ll be able to design a feature that can easily adapt to the particular terrain you live in. You can build on flat or sloped ground, take twists and turns, or fit the entire pool in a very tight area.
  3. You’ll be able to supervise the pool and backyard construction and landscape process. Your ability to customize doesn’t stop with the pool itself.As you see the construction process take place you can be involved in the many details that will make it, when finished, just what you want.
  4. You’ll also be able to choose the contractor that you want to work with. Do note that your choice of contractor can make or break your project. So, it’s highly recommended that you choose carefully. Though you may need to consider several factors, the contractor’s level of skill and length of experience should be prioritized. Experienced, highly skilled contractors, like Dreamscapes by M.G.R. of Orange County may cost a bit more, but you’ll definitely get more than your money’s worth with a high quality custom pool designed for your family and home.

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New Pool Completes Orange County Landscape Design

Sometimes it makes sense to divide a swimming pool and landscaping project into phases (done by the same pool and landscaping contractor, of course) so that you can get the best results and meet a particular budget. At Dreamscapes by MGR, we understand the need to plan your landscape design around your budget and timeline. We love working with our clients and are thrilled to have the opportunity to receive call backs from satisfied customers ready to complete phase two or even three of an Orange County Landscape Design project that we started.

The Aliso Viejo landscaping project featured above is currently in-progress. About a year and a half ago we completed the landscape design on the front of this Aliso Viejo home. Excited about how their home entrance had turned out, Dreamscapes by MGR was asked to return and install a new swimming pool, spa, landscaping, outdoor loggia and outdoor bathroom. It’s an amazing project and as you can see by the pictures already, shaping into a beautiful (and much more usable) outdoor living space.

Great landscape design is a progressive, step-by-step process, as you’ve no doubt read about on our landscape design page, and we take great care with each segment. In the pictures above you will notice cement has been poured to prepare the base for the outdoor BBQ counter. A granite slab will finish off the counter area and the outdoor kitchen will have plenty of of counter seating all around the bi-level granite counter. To make this area even more inviting a built-in seat bench (seen in the distance) is being constructed and will even include a custom fire pit. The picture at top shows the new swimming pool and spa where Dreamscapes By MGR is currently installing stacked stone along the back wall of the pool and around the spa.

Now is really the perfect time to plan and/or start your landscape design! Have you been thinking about making changes to bring the party to your Orange County backyard this summer? If so, give us a call at 800.446.1281 to get your questions answered with no obligation. We’d love to be a part of your backyard remodel and Orange County landscape design.  We also serve Los Angeles, San Diego & Riverside Counties!

Why Hire an Orange County Landscape Design Firm?

Do the outdoor areas surrounding your home have you feeling overwhelmed? Not knowing the ins and outs of horticulture and design, you likely do not know where or how to start with your Orange County landscape design. Dreamscapes by MGR can help you to sort out your questions, thoughts, and desires for your outdoor space.

Let our decades of experience working with clients in similar situations benefit your Orange County landscape design.

Hiring a professional, licensed, experienced landscaping design contractor can lead to huge benefits in terms of cost, time, and the final look of your landscaping. Combining considerations such as the existing home architecture and client desires with real world space issues and time frames, hours of sun, type of soil and yard slope can really save on your project. Recognizing family dynamics and budget needs is critical, too, and something that we, as premier Orange County landscape designers, understand.

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