Installing a hot tub or spa just as summer strips off the last vestige of its bikini to give way to the sports jacketed middle-aged man of fall is the dream of many a homeowner. Hot tubs and spas provide the chance to enjoy the beauty of the cold exterior from a place of warmth. What better way to watch as a blanket of snowfall falls upon the yard than from the confines of a covered hot tub?
The best site to choose for your hot tub or spa may not be reasonable. A hot tub or spa are both considered attractive nuisances and so building codes and regulations do apply that must be studied before deciding on a final resting spot for your hot tub. Location should also take into consideration the path that will lead you from the hot tub into the home. If you plan on using your hot tub during winter, this can be a very cold route indeed, so may want to make it quick and easy. Or, perhaps, you want to locate your hot tub far away from the house so that it is endowed with a greater sense of privacy.
Privacy is a major component for many considering the installation of a hot tub or spa. If your placement location is going to put you near the prying eyes of nosy neighbors, you will likely want to add a privacy fence to your building plans. Other methods of protecting your privacy while you enjoy your hot tub are screens placed around it and a roof overhead.
The outward appearance of a hot tub can mean the difference between just a big outdoor bathtub and a true work of art. Look over your property with the eye of a landscaping design architect and consider what the addition of the hot tub or spa could really mean for reshaping your home’s outward appearance. Among the ideas that you should consider includes a round hot tub around which is built a circular staircase. Another very attractive idea is to create a freeform spa that appears to be bordered with large rocks and boulders. You might even want to go the route of building the spa beneath a gazebo complete with benches and hooks from which will hang towels. Build two outdoor projects at the same time by locating your hot tub in the middle of a new brick patio.