The Complete Pool House Guide

Installing a pool house beside your swimming pool requires a lot of planning, thought and careful consideration. There are so many different styles, designs and types available, it can often be tough knowing which is going to compliment your poolside space, and which could end up an impractical waste of money.

Installing a pool house beside your swimming pool requires a lot of planning, thought and careful consideration. There are so many different styles, designs and types available, it can often be tough knowing which is going to compliment your poolside space, and which could end up an impractical waste of money.

Let's face it, investing in a pool and pool cabana is a pretty expensive business. You need to take time to do your research, carefully plan exactly what you're going to buy and get some expert advice on how to do it.

That's why we've put together this comprehensive guide to building a pool house that will give you tips, tricks and advice from the professionals on how to get the most for your money.

Choosing a design

The first place to start is selecting a design that you will love for many years to come, but that also serves all the functional requirements you need. Begin by thinking about what you'll be using the building for. Some people only require a small pool storage shed to keep pool toys, cleaning equipment, pool chemicals and perhaps a few towels. You may be able to squeeze in a small changing area but there's only really room for one.

If you're not sure what design is right for you then you could talk to the company who supplied your swimming pool. They will be experts in pool shed design and should be able to give you some ideas. Another great place to start is to make a wish list of all the things you want to use the building for. For more ideas on how to decide on the perfect pool side cabana for your needs, click here.

Contemporary Style

Did you know that the average pool house spend is over $30,000? That means that some people spend a lot more on extremely elaborate plans and designs!

If you love outdoor entertaining and perhaps want to incorporate a guest annexe, then a contemporary pool cabana is the perfect place to do it. There are a number of modern design features that some of the most marvellous poolside cabanas across the planet incorporate into their design. From floor to ceiling windows, an open plan luxury kitchen and lounge area and a beautifully designed patio space outside. This article has all the insider information on creating a style statement with your cabana.

Whatever your budget, you need to have a good think about suitable pool house floor plans and layout. Think about the number of rooms you'd like to have, do you need plumbing so that people can shower after their swim and what would you like to do with the interior?

Don't forget to think about pool house cabana interior design, investing an extra few hundred dollars on completing the inside can finish your poolside with an individual stamp of style.

Go totally tropical!

Any photograph of a Hawaiian beach hotel or Pacific Island holiday destination will feature a Tiki hut. With their characteristic bamboo frame and palm thatch roof that gently blows in the breeze, these kind of huts give a fun beach-style theme to any pool side. You could install one on the patio outside your pool house, or instead you could design a Tiki hut to incorporate both a bar, storage space and changing area.

Building a tiki hut is fairly straight forward, there are a number of simple design features and finishing touches that characterise this type of structure. Click here for more information on how to build a tiki hut.

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