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The pool surround is yet another area for application of exposed cement. The tiles juxtaposed against the wooden deck will look good any day. Notice the wall at the back? Dutta and Kannan Architects turns a simple wall into a playful feature by drawing 3D motifs on cement. Patterns and perforations can easily be applied to the cement surface before they harden.Tip: Make sure you seal and polish the cement finish on pool surrounds and as well as on retaining walls to avoid scratched knees and elbows.Read more:Exposed Bricks Make These 9 Homes Shine9 Reasons to Bring Louvres Into Your HomeTell us: Will you use exposed cement in your home? Write in Comments below.
If you have the space and the budget, then build yourself a pool. This rectangular in ground pool is a backyard classic, but you can also be adventurous and go for other shapes and sizes. Add some comfortable lounge chairs, put up an umbrella and enjoy the water. Read more:Courtyards That MesmeriseCreate a Casbah on the PatioTell us: How have you embraced outdoor living? Share in Comments below.