Don’t want your kids or guests traipsing in and out of the house with pool water dripping from them? That’s what a pool house is for! Many people misunderstand the primary purpose of a pool house due to its common use as a guest house on TV and in movies. Let’s take a minute to talk about the function of a pool house and how Heidan Construction can create a pool house design for you.
What Is a Pool House?
The original point of a pool house was to provide a better space for before-and-after pool care than the main house. For example, this is where swimsuits are kept and people can change into them before going swimming. Then, when they’re soaking wet, they can head into the pool house to change into regular clothes and dry off before heading back into the main house.
This may seem excessive if only one person is going swimming. However, when you have a house full of kids or throw a party, it’s a necessity. The pool house can take wet or dirty floors while a litany of guests come in and out for cold drinks and snacks. The main house isn’t made for that kind of mess. Plus, being the location of most of a person’s belongings, it’s less appropriate for hosting guests of a pool party.
The pool house can house a laundry room, pool storage for toys and cleaning supplies, a kitchenette, wet bar, and so much more. The main area of these buildings is usually a living room space meant for hosting friends before or after going for a swim. Every pool house design is different and made to accommodate the needs of the owner.
While the primary use of a pool house is accessory to the pool, it can be used for other things. As is frequently seen on TV and in movies, the pool house works well as a guest house. If you have someone visiting from far away, a pool house offers them some privacy while they stay with you. Plus, they can also get the kind of amenities you would get from a hotel.
A pool house can also be used for long-term stays, if need be. If your parents aren’t doing great on their own, setting up a kind of studio apartment in the pool house can be a great way to provide them a space that’s nearby.
Building a Pool House
A pool house, while smaller than a true house, still comes with many of the same expensive needs. It will need a foundation, roof, and everything in between. Therefore, pool house design is no small project to undertake. However, if it’s in the budget, there’s no reason not to splurge on this incredible convenience.
Heidan Construction builds unique, modern houses and offices. Giving you a house of a smaller scale is easy work for us. Plus, you’ll never see a pool house that beats the style and atmosphere we can provide. Guests will be impressed and the backyard view will be improved with some of our work added to it. Give us a call and let’s talk pool house designs that are right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.