Integrating a Hot Tub Into The Garden
Hot tubs are the ultimate piece of luxury you can add to your outdoor space. Since the pandemic, hot tubs are still in high demand without any sign of cooling yet with people still craving the need for escape and relaxation from an ever-changing and stressful world.
As hot tubs often are an addition to an existing garden they can often be disjointed from the rest of the space and lack practical and attractive integration. But designing a hot tub into your garden when you are designing the rest of the space creates an impactful, intentional, and practical design. And if you have spent all that money on one, you want it to be a prominent feature for all the right reasons.
If you are looking to introduce a hot tub into your garden but feel it needs a little more pizazz than just set up on the patio, here’s some great ideas to get you thinking how your hot tub could become a feature.
Socialising Soak: Combine a soak and socialising area all in one with a built-in decked frame around the tub, combining seating and storage.
A hot tub can be near the home and the choice of exterior finish can help it to blend in perfectly with the surroundings. Composite steps around the tub give the impression of a sunken feeling despite it staying above ground for easier maintenance. And the steps can be utilised for setting down drinks, storing towels or extra seating when entertaining guests.
Sinking In: If you want your hot tub to nestle quietly into your garden or if perhaps privacy is an issue, sinking the hot tub into the ground creates a more private experience below fence line views and makes for easier entry into the spa. Not to forget that maintenance is still required, hatches built into the decking allows for fast and straightforward access into the mechanics.
With a sunken hot tub it is important to consider how you might cover the spa from the elements when not in use and the extra space required around it for maintenance access into the spa. If your garden is on a slope, you can use your space’s levels to create the illusion of a sunken hot tub by utilising ground level one side and top of tub level on the other side.
Simple Spa Solutions: If you’re looking for something a little simpler, a timber or aluminium structure allows you to protect your hot tub from being cluttered by leaves from surrounding trees and lets you enjoy some quiet time without having to worry about it being rained off. By including a lighting system within the roof, it creates a whole different mood in the evening time. Going further you can add screens to the sides to aid privacy or to simply shut off from the world.
- Benefits of Hot Tubs: If you are on the fence about investing in a hot tub spa then you should know all the fantastic benefits that warm restorative water can bring.
- Stress and anxiety relief – When you’re in your hot tub, nothing matters except how good you feel
- Better sleep – Using your hot tub on a regular basis can break the cycle of insomnia and help you get to sleep
- Lower back pain relief
- Relief from the Symptoms of Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis – Hydrotherapy reduces pain, tension, and joint tenderness
- Improved Range of Motion – Through regular usage, your hot tub can help you restore lost flexibility and slow the natural stiffening that comes with age.
There’s much more to hot tubs than that little added feel of luxury they bring to your outdoor space. They’re both fantastic for socialising and improving your health and wellbeing