A Perfect Fit
Why We Love It: These homeowners had to get creative when adding a pool to their small backyard, so they joined it to the house’s foundation.
Folding doors in the family room slide back to reveal the water’s edge.
Before You Dive In: Want a pool but don’t think you have the room? Take cues from this scene―the narrow lap pool visually lengthens the backyard, and the hedge wall adds greenery without wasting valuable space. Remember, check property lines and building codes, which often define the pool’s shape, design, and placement.