With the holiday season just around the corner you are certain to be planning your holiday festivities very soon. To make this year’s gathering a UNIQUE one to remember forever, be sure to take advantage of the great climate here in Phoenix by taking the party outdoors! Nothing is better than fresh air, friends, family and food enjoyed in your outdoor living space. [Read more…]
Unique Custom Pools has years of experience incorporating the swim up pool bar or “lounge” into many of our custom swimming pool projects. Swim up bars are a great way to entertain your family and friends and enjoy poolside cocktails. They have become so popular, it’s probably one of the most sought after items in any pool construction but also one of the most expensive. To build a swim up bar in one of our pool projects, one must have a complete plan of the entire project. A good swimming pool bar design needs to have many features planned out – drainage, shade, patio spaces, plant & tree locations, etc…
Our swim up bars and pool bars are truly unique and custom designed for each of our projects. Our professional tile settings and outdoor kitchenbuilders are standing by to develop and build some of our kitchen quality counter tops, tables and bars for the bar area of our projects. The sunken area requires retaining walls, and masonry work – who better to do this than a landscape contractor & masonry company (UNIQUE!). Most of our swim up bars have some of our barbecues and outdoor kitchens – which are designed and constructed along with the swimming pool.
Shade is a critical feature over our swimming pool bars and swim-up bars. UNIQUE is a licensed general contractor that builds all of our own shade structures from Ramadas and Gazebos to Pergolas and Thatch Palapas. Pool contractors are not licensed to do this type of work, which is part of the reason they shy away from this extremely popular backyard feature!
Finally, every pool bar in Phoenix has to have some pretty special bar stools in the pool! Unique offers many ways of finishing these stools that range from tile & flagstone, to custom precast stool caps. The most economical way is the installation of a matching interior finish such as PebbleTEC or PebbleSheen. Don’t go cheap on your bar stools, it’s where you will be spending most of your relaxation time!
Your landscape not only makes your home more beautiful, it should reflect your personality and lifestyle. There’s simply no better way to increase the value of your home! Why? With most home renovations, you spend more than you can ever recoup when it’s time to sell. Not with landscaping! MONEY Magazine estimates that you can expect to recover 100%-200% of your landscaping costs when you sell.
Builds “Curb Appeal”
When prospective buyers pull up in front of your house, your landscape is one of the first things they see! Realtors estimate that 95% of home shoppers won’t even get out of their car if the house lacks “curb appeal.” A well-maintained landscape can draw them out of the car and into the house, and that can mean a faster, easier sale.
Our Design Process
Unique Companies designers want to find out how you like to relax, what you like to do for fun and entertainment, what you take pride in, and then create a satisfying, pleasant living space for you and your family. We have a lot of experience and understanding of different styles and themes and encourage the thought of pushing the envelope and thinking outside the box. Our passion lies in designing custom elements for dining, entertaining, and relaxing. We Believe your outdoor extension starts with a strong design and attention to detail.
Your landscape design starts with a free on-site consultation with one of our designers. This consultation is a chance for you to get to know more about us, tell us your thoughts and ideas for your pool and landscape, and ask questions. It is also a time for our designer to get to know more about you, explore options you may or may not have considered about the potential of your property. At this time a “ballpark” estimate can be explored to help you establish a budget before you start the design process. By the end of this meeting our designer will have a good idea of how long it will take to complete the design and can provide you with a quote for the design process. Our consultation is FREE! Our design fees are very affordable and will also be applied to the construction of your project!