Design Tips: For your pool house

In the summer there is nothing more luxurious than lounging by a shimmering turquoise pool. A pool house might seem like an extravagant expense but a well designed version can make your time by the pool amazing. You can even turn a garden shed or another small outbuilding into a cabana. With these 5 design tips you will be on your way to having a stylish and functional pool house.

Coastal cottage pool house

Follow your home's architecture. Your pool house doesn't have to match your home exactly but it should compliment it. Be sure its style, lines and proportions are right.

Coastal pool house with shelter

Open air and indoor shelter. A wide overhang allows you and your guests to enjoy fresh air while staying out of the sun.

Coastal pool house

Privacy.  Position the pool house so that it's as private as possible. Features such as screens, privacy walls and shades are great forms of privacy.

Tropical pool house with lounge seating

Space for entertaining. Parties are half the fun of having a pool house. Fill it with comfortable seating. Choose stylish outdoor fabrics and other waterproof surfaces, you don't want people to feel as though they can't sit down in a wet swimsuit.

Coastal pool house

Luxuries. Stock your pool house with a mini fridge, snacks, dishware, extra towels and other main house touches. If you can add a small bathroom  and shower so that guests can rinse off as soon as they get out of the water.

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Coastal cottage pool house

Coastal tropical pool house with shelter

Coastal traditonal pool house with white wood awnings

Coastal rustic pool house with lounge seating

Coastal pool house


suzanne chabot
10 months ago
WoW! Sooooooooooo beautiful!
Carol Kitchin
10 months ago
So sorry to hear of his passing ... he certainly looked like someone who was full of life. Prayers offered for those that were touched by his passing.
Angie Arnsbarger
10 months ago
This looks good will be making this could use shrimp or salmon
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