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Pool houses are, of course, quintessential to the Hamptons. We have put together a few essential tips to make yours a dreamy, resort-like destination. If you have a pool and pool house, it’s a great place to explore a resort sensibility without ever leaving home.
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When designing a pool house, you can use both the indoor and outdoor space, creating seamlessness. For example, the exterior design might include a bar area, while inside you can have a changing area or a space for guests.
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Even if you don’t have an enclosed house, you can still get the Hamptons style with a covered structure and separate living area or an awning. Using curtains can delineate the space, making it feel ethereal while also providing shade.
Bruce Fox Design, Photo First Dibs
When you’re designing your pool house or covered outdoor area, think about implementing an exterior design that matches or coordinates with that of your home. Manicured landscaping, like well-shaped boxwoods, is always beautiful.
Howard Design Studio
Symmetry in your design is also lovely, such as the inclusion of lantern-style lighting on either side of the pool house doorway.
Riverwood Building Company
Patrick Ahearn Architect
If your pool house does have a covered outdoor area, make it warm and inviting, as you would your indoor living spaces. For example, include a sofa and armchairs and soft lighting options.
Your pool house should be an extension of your home rather than an afterthought, and every day will feel like a vacation.
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