Van Zelst Spa Services
Are you interested in adding a water feature to your home that can improve your mood and your health? Consider adding a hot tub or spa. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes, spas are a great addition to a yard that has existing water features like a pool, but are also perfect as a standalone water feature in a smaller yard.
Spas offer a number of benefits, including:
- Providing real health benefits: Soaking in a hot tub not only feels good but can actually have a positive impact on your health
- Giving you a longer outdoor season: A built-in spa allows you to enjoy your outdoor living area later in the fall and earlier in the spring
- Enhancing your landscape and your lifestyle: A spa creates a beautiful focal point for your yard and a great place to relax
- Adding value to your home: Spas are desirable features that can make your home attractive to potential buyers
Let the expert landscape and hardscape architects at Van Zelst create and install a spa that gives you a beautiful space to de-stress at the end of a long day. Take a look at some of our recent spa projects below, then contact us for a complimentary consultation.
A Spa is Good for What Ails You
Spas have a number of health benefits for your body, mind and spirit. Not only are they a great way to unwind and let the stresses of the day melt away, but soaking in a hot tub can help relieve aches and pains and can help you sleep more soundly at night. Additionally, the temperature of the water in a hot tub or spa can improve your blood circulation and have a positive impact on your blood pressure, raising your body temperature and relaxing your muscles in the process.
For this recent project in Glenview, Illinois, the homeowners tapped Van Zelst to create a spa to complement their existing landscape. The Van Zelst team designed and installed a Lennon stone veneer spa with smooth concrete coping resting on a smooth granite paver patio. Close to the home’s screened in porch, it offers the homeowners an easily accessible place to relax, letting the powerful water jets loosen any tight muscles and ease any aches while they enjoy the natural beauty of their landscape.
Longer Fall, Earlier Spring with a Spa
Do you wish there was a way to add extra days to your calendar? With a spa, you’re effectively buying more time outside with family and friends by extending the usefulness of your outdoor space. There’s something about being enveloped in constantly-moving warm water, watching the steam rise off of its surface, that makes the crispness of an October or April evening easier to enjoy--especially if there is a comfortable robe or fluffy towel waiting for you when you’re ready to make your exit.
In Kenilworth, Illinois the homeowners on this spa project wanted to squeeze more time out of their backyard landscape investment that already included a pool; they connected with Van Zelst to develop a design plan that added a pool house and spa. For the spa, Van Zelst created a design that visually mirrored the angular lines of the home’s pool and patio; the team chose flagstone for the walls to complement the home’s exterior and to match the flagstone used in the firepit seen in the background.
A Spa Creates a Beautiful Focal Point
Gone are the days that a portable hot tub or spa had to sit out on your patio or deck like a sore thumb. Today’s spas—especially those designed and installed by the hardscape architects and designers at Van Zelst—are designed to fit perfectly with your home’s exterior and landscape, and to complement the surroundings beautifully.
On this Glenview, Illinois project, the homeowner envisioned their spa area as an oasis within their landscape. But because the property wasn’t expansive and space was at a premium, Van Zelst was challenged to add maximum drama in minimal space. The Van Zelst team more than delivered with a spa that features a waterfall off of one side, allowing the sound of flowing water to permeate the garden regardless of if the spa is in use. Surrounded by bountiful shrubs, perennials and container plantings, this area provides an amazing focal point for the yard, and allows the homeowners a luxurious place for relaxing amidst a vibrant backdrop of colors, shapes and smells.
A Spa is a Valuable Feature for Home Buyers
If you’re thinking about adding a spa to take advantage of the health benefits, or simply because you’re wanting a better way to relax and unwind at the end of the day, you’ll be happy to note that it’s also a good investment; a built-in spa is also an attractive feature for potential home buyers, should you decide to eventually sell your home. In fact, research shows that attractive landscaping and hardscape can add tens of thousands of dollars to your property’s value.
For this recent project in Glenview, Illinois, the homeowners wished to upgrade their pool area and add a built-in spa. Van Zelst developed the design plan, building the spa’s sidewalls with sophisticated bluestone pavers, then using those same pavers to redo the patio and pool decking. The team also used concrete coping on the pool and spa edges to create a clean feel. Bountiful terracotta planters and ample seating in terracotta tones give the area a cohesive, high-end look, and will be certain to impress potential buyers if the homeowners ever decide to move.
Time to Get in Touch About Your Spa?
If you’re ready to take advantage of the many benefits spas have to offer, Van Zelst can help you make it happen. Get in touch with one of our expert landscape architects today for a consultation. Simply call or email for more information on how you go from thinking about a spa to relaxing in your spa.