If you’re dreaming of a cooler summer next year, now is the time to plan on complementing your pool. Although the differences between a pool house and a cabana may not seem obvious initially, both additions to your patio serve different purposes to make your summers great.
Traditionally, cabanas are open structures made for shade and relaxation by the pool. Like a free-standing patio cover, cabanas can provide great backyard views and can be upgraded to feature a bar or an open kitchen. Privacy walls and screens can also be added to add seclusion to your backyard. With the right outdoor furniture and appliances, your cabana can become an outdoor oasis on those hot summer days.
Pool House Basics
Types of pool houses can vary depending on the amenities, but many pool houses are four-sided structures with plenty of usage outside of the pool. Some pool houses feature bathrooms, showers, and storage for pool equipment and toys. Other options can feature kitchens stacked with appliances like sinks and refrigerators as well as extra bedrooms, effectively turning it into a guest house. With these extra amenities, a pool house is something that can truly be used year-round.
Whether you opt for the pool house or the cabana, both additions can transform your backyard into a summer destination.