In spending time indoors this winter, you may have started dreaming of ways to improve your landscape so that come summer, you can enjoy it as much as possible. If you have a pool, one of the best ways to maximize outdoor fun (and functionality) is by adding a pool house.
Many pool owners find pool houses to be beneficial as they can help to enhance the amenities on their property, and they can provide a convenient space to store pool supply supplies as well as to change clothes and go to the restroom when using the pool. However, when designing a pool house, it is important that you do not rush in and start building, as there are many things that you will need to take into consideration before you break ground. To help get you started, here are a few things that you should consider as you begin to design the perfect pool house.
Pay Attention to Building Codes
Before you start thinking about what features you want to include in your pool house, it is important that you educate yourself on the building codes in your area, as this may affect where you are able to put your pool house as well as how big it can be. It is likely that your pool house will have to be a certain distance from your pool, as well as from your property line, but an experienced builder can help you to navigate the complexities of these building codes.
Think About Your Home’s Architecture
When designing a pool house, it can be easy to get carried away in designing a luxurious backyard oasis. However, while your pool house doesn’t have to be an exact match for your main house, you should think about your home’s architecture when designing your pool house. You do not want to make the mistake of building a pool house that clashes with, or takes away from, your home, making it important that you design it to complement your home’s architecture.
Make a Priority List
One of the first things that you should do when starting a construction project is to make a budget, as this will help to ensure that you do not spend more than you can afford to. Once you have a budget in mind, it is then important that you make a priority list of what features you want to include in your pool house. This will help prevent you from accidentally going overboard and spending most of your money in one place.
Contact us for more advice on things that you should consider when building a pool house as well as to find out how we can help you to create the pool house of your dreams.