A pool house is often seen as a luxurious addition to a home, but it can also be a practical and enjoyable investment. Whether you should build a pool house depends on various factors, including your lifestyle, budget and the available space. Our custom home builders share some considerations to help you decide if a pool house is right for you.
Do you frequently entertain guests by the pool, or do you have a large family that likes to spend time outdoors? A pool house can serve as a convenient and comfortable space for changing, storing pool equipment and hosting poolside gatherings. If your lifestyle aligns with these activities, a pool house could be a valuable addition.
Consider how you plan to use the pool house. Will it primarily serve as a changing room and storage space for pool accessories, or do you want to include additional amenities such as a bathroom, kitchenette or lounge area? The intended functionality will influence the size and design of the pool house.
You want your pool house close enough to your main residence for convenience yet positioned to maximize sun exposure for the pool. Consider professional build on your lot services to help you navigate these complexities.
If you have neighbors close by or want to provide a private space for guests to change and relax, a pool house can offer a secluded retreat. It can also help keep wet and chlorinated poolgoers out of your main living spaces.
A pool house, like any structure, requires maintenance. Consider the upkeep and costs associated with landscaping around the pool house, as well as regular cleaning and maintenance of the building itself.
Building a pool house can be a significant investment. Costs can vary widely based on the size, materials and amenities you choose. Make sure to budget for not only the construction but also ongoing expenses like utilities, insurance and maintenance.
Check with your local zoning laws and building codes to ensure you can build a pool house on your property. Design-build firms can help you identify restrictions on the size and placement of accessory structures in your area.
J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build has decades of experience designing and building beautiful properties, with numerous satisfied homeowners to vouch for our work. If you’re exploring your options for building a pool house, send us a message or call (512) 930-1686. We serve clients in Georgetown, TX, and nearby areas.