Dwell's Favorite 6 Outdoor Lap Pools, Tubs, Showers Design Photos And Ideas

The home's abundance of glass creates a peaceful dialogue between the indoors and outdoors.
The lap pool, off the kitchen, is one of the home's most serene zones.
Throughout the day, light animates the limestone walls to various effects. “As the sun rotates around and is more oblique to the texture of the stone, it casts these wonderful shadows on it,” says Raike. “And you just get a real appreciation for the texture of the stone and the richness of the colors in it.”
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The pool feels as laterally finite as the house feels spacious—but the view goes up forever.
A pool and outdoor lounge area that's shaded by trees.

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.