So, you have found the perfect home with the perfect pool, but there is still a little something missing to take it to the next level of luxury. Why not consider building a pool house?
Initially, you may be apprehensive about taking on such a project – too expensive, too much work, and too big – the reality is, pool houses come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles and suit all kinds of budgets.
Here are some points to think about while deciding whether to add a pool house to your garden.
Consider these 3 things before you build a pool house
- Budget: be realistic in setting your budget for a new build
- Permits: most councils require a building permit before construction on your pool house can begin. Contact your local council for more information.
- Zoning laws: these may affect the size and placement of your pool house.
How do you use a pool house?
A pool house is an added feature to your exterior landscape that offers several benefits. All pool houses or cabanas serve different purposes, depending on personal wants and needs. Some serve as extra storage for pool toys, chemicals, and equipment, while others act as an extension of your home, functioning as a guest house.
The convenience of a structure with a bathroom means you’ll never have to worry about a trail of wet footprints all over your house again. Depending on the size of the structure you have in mind, you can opt for a single toilet and sink or a fully functioning bathroom with a spa and shower.
A pool house also functions as a convenient changing area for guests to your property, allowing you to keep your home neat and tidy.
For many homeowners, lack of storage space is an issue. When designing your pool house, you can allow for this and request extra storage. This allows you to keep all pool-related items close by.
By having a pool house adjacent to your pool, you have the perfect break area for shade and snacks. Considering including a small kitchen in your pool house design, so you have everything you need at your fingertips.
If you have the budget, your pool house could be big enough to function as a guest room or home gym. Perfect for housing visitors in a private environment, a pool house can serve as a mini getaway for guests. Alternatively, it could function as a home gym. If you love working out in the privacy of your home, add a treadmill, weights, or yoga mats.
There are many reasons to consider adding a pool house to your exterior landscape. Even better, if you are looking for a property to buy, look for one with an existing pool house.
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