It’s almost pool weather, and if you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, why not beautify it with a gorgeous cabana? Not only will a cabana elevate the aesthetic of your pool and yard, it also offers a space to grab shade, as well as somewhere for your family and guests to change into their swimsuits without having to go all the way inside. Cabanas can be sweet and simple or large and luxe. Here are 4 keys steps to designing a cabana to beautify your pool!
1. Decide On Your Location
First thing’s first, you have to decide on the location you’ll place your cabana. If you have a smaller yard, you may not have much of a decision to make, but if you have a large yard, you’ll have to decide which side of the pool you’ll want to place it on.
Do you want the cabana to be at the back of the pool facing you as you walk towards it? Or perhaps you’d rather have it on one of the side edges of your pool instead. Consider things such as how to maximize sunlight, whether you need to run electricity through it, and whether you’re going to invest in plumbing for a bar sink or shower, and if so, where the prime place to locate it would be.
2. Choose a Size
Some cabanas are small and simple, while others are large and extravagant. A small yard means you’ll have a smaller cabana, but just because you have a large yard, doesn’t mean you need to go with a big cabana. Consider how much use it will get and what you’ll use it for.
Do you want it to be solely a place for people to change in private? Or do you want it to be more of an open-air cabana with seating and a bar? Do you want a cozy, intimate seating area? Or are you going to be using your cabana more for entertaining large parties?
3. Exterior Design
The exterior design of your cabana is also important. Do you want it to match the rest of your home? Or do you want it to stand on its own? Think about how it will fit in with your landscaping and the natural surroundings in your yard. You may want to consider designing it to complement the flowers and plants nearby. Then you’ll have to choose a material for your cabana. For a beautiful, durable structure, use a material like our Distinction siding for the look of real wood, without the upkeep!
4. Pick Your Interior Features
Choosing the interior features of your cabana is one of the most fun parts of designing this space! Choose interior features like furniture, pillows and paint colour based on your personal taste. Don’t worry about matching it to your home- unless you want to, of course! You can have more fun with your cabana, choosing finishes and accents that are more eclectic than you might choose for your home interior. Consider adding benches, shelving and hooks, and whether you want a bar station and bifold bar windows. You’ll also want to add a source of light if you’re planning to have late night swims.
Adding a cabana to your yard is one of the best ways to beautify your pool! Follow these steps to ensure you get the perfect cabana for your home!