Creating a Winter Wonderland with J Caldwell Custom Pools
With the exception of a freak flurry, we don’t get much in the way of winter weather in Fort Worth. But, we’re not complaining. One look at below freezing temperatures and we’re grateful for the mild winters that afford backyard entertaining year-round.
After a few seasons spent close to home and record-breaking sales of homes with backyard amenities, we chatted with our Scouted expert Taylor Christopher of J Caldwell Custom Pools, to get the skinny on how to turn your backyard into a winter wonderland sans snow. Because we’re bigger fans of fire features and luxe spas with year-round use anyway!
TSG Fort Worth: Given the past year, homeowners are more eager to invest in their homes, particularly entertainment spaces. What backyard amenity has the biggest return on investment?
Taylor Christopher: Pools are so important right now. A custom gunite swimming pool incorporating an outdoor living space will give you the biggest return on your investment.
TSG Fort Worth: In Fort Worth, we’re lucky to have milder “winters” that allow for year-round use. What’s the most popular backyard amenity that’s getting a lot of use in the winter months?
TC: Without a doubt, fire pit areas and spas are the most requested amenity. We love cozying up around a fire pit for s’mores – without all the work of building a fire, of course!
TSG Fort Worth: What design trends should homeowners keep an eye out for in 2021?
TC: Modern, clean lines continue to be popular among homeowners and for resale. However, we’re also seeing more fire and water features, which are interesting, year-round ways to accessorize your yard. And, synthetic grass is a wonderful way to get year-round use – not to mention low-maintenance – from your yard.
“We had a great building experience from start to finish on our pool project. We absolutely love our pool and would recommend J. Caldwell Custom Pools to anyone looking for a pool contractor.” – Jeremy & Hiedi Aaron
TSG Fort Worth: If we could have it our way, we’d have a pool, spa and fire pit now. How long is a realistic turnaround, from design to being cocktail ready?
TC: We tell our clients 3 months for pools + hot tubs; 3.5 months for fire features, fire pits and outdoor kitchens; and 4 months for outdoor living spaces. But, the wait is always worth it!
Ready to start turning your backyard into your own winter wonderland? Tap our Scouted Experts, J Caldwell Custom Pools and don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!