Kid art all over the walls, a loft and a slide (yes!) fill this playroom with whimsical energy. The loft also maximizes use of the space as beneath it, there's enough room for a play kitchen and storage.
A water slide and swimming pool ensure that this outdoor space will be a hit with the kiddos, too. To help the features feel cohesive, the Landform Design Group outfitted the slide with stone that complements the deck below.
The faux-rock water slide of designer Scott Cohen's Robinson Crusoe landscape gives young "pirates" a good view of their terrain. All "boulders" were made on site: Bent rebar cages were hand-packed with concrete, hand-carved and textured with rubber mats.
Watering plants or gently squeezing pot sides can make it easier to remove plants from pots. If you see roots like this, it means the plant has been growing in the pot for a long time and has become root bound, with roots growing in the shape of the pot. Tease and loosen roots, using your fingers or a weeding knife, which might be needed in a case like this.
The landscape design of this extensive backyard involved creating separate areas for kids and grown-ups to explore. The pool neatly handled a big elevation change with a slide leading down from the upper level.
Storage Dilemma: You would love a walk-in pantry in your kitchen for storing dry goods, but don’t have the space. Solution: A tall slide-out pantry cabinet open on both sides is a great alternative. It gives you an easy way to store your dry goods in a small footprint, and allows you to track your supplies – which eliminates waste and helps save money on your food bill.
A stunning outdoor swimming pool is a true retreat from the everyday. An outdoor kitchens sits at the edge of the pool, which also features a hot tub area and 45-foot pool slide. The outdoor entertaining area is complete with a rope swing 18 feet above the waterline and dual fire bowls.