Swimming Pool Ideas: 12 Stylish Outdoor Designs

swimming pool outside extended cottage
(Image credit: Nigel Rigden)

Design the perfect outdoor sanctuary with these swimming pool ideas — from small, yet stylish spots on a budget to large lap spaces for exercise. 

Swimming pools are an investment in your enjoyment of your home, bringing relaxation, entertainment, fitness and, usually, an impressive view to look upon from inside. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.