One of the things we really wanted was a pool. I mean, we moved to Southern California from the midwest primarily because the year round great weather, and I want to maximize taking advantage of the outdoor life here in SoCal. So if the house we ended up with wasn't going to have a pool already, it had to have enough space (and a layout that is conducive) to a pool. So the house we are bidding on has that - a really large lot and a house that opens up to the yard.
|b-o-r-i-n-g! how about from this....|
One of the things that we've seen out here a LOT is a totally paved back yard when there's a pool -- arid....need....plants.....! (this is the other house we are back-up on)
|to this! aaaaaahhh....now, this is the life!|
I've been collecting images on Pinterest (love that site! follow me and I'll follow you!) - here's one I love that I would love to use as inspiration.
So even if we eventually buy a home with a pool, it will likely need a lot of demolition of existing concrete and planting to create our own tropical paradise.
And if we get this house we're looking at currently, well, it needs a LOT of help in the yard as well.