This spacious basement wet bar features stainless steel countertops paired with dark brown cabinets and a red brick accent wall. Industrial style pendant lights and bar stools complete the look of the area, while a nearby pool table provides an additional space for entertaining guests.
This backyard swimming pool is integrated with the Southwestern architecture of the home. A swim-up bar provides shaded space without leaving the pool, while beautiful boulders section off the spa area.
With gas prices and travel expenses rising, the backyard is becoming vital when it comes to leisure, says Scott Cohen, landscape artist of The Green Scene in Canoga Park, Calif. Taking vacations at home means designing your backyard like a resort with all the amenities. Waterproof plasma flat-screen TVs and swim-up bars are all fair game.
Guest get their own separate suite and when all that peace and quiet starts to get to everyone, there's also a billiard room, movie theater, pool, wet bar and beautiful grounds for wandering and entertaining.