Outdoor Living Ideas

5 Ways to Cool Your Pool House

Pool House with Origin Bi-Fold Doors & 3 Sets of French Doors

Adding a pool house to your poolside makes for a great relaxation and entertainment space for your backyard. It allows you to use your backyard is a ton of new ways, even if the day isn't quite perfect for actual swimming. With an enclosed or sheltered pool house, you still have a great hangout spot to relax, have a few drinks, enjoy some shade, etc. 

New Styles of Our Siesta Poolside Bar are Now Available

Blog Image of new Siesta Styles

One of the best parts of our job here is brainstorming new pool house designs to keep our styles fresh. The Siesta Poolside Bar (everyone’s favorite little pool cabana) is a great example of this.

When we first released the Siesta about 10 years ago, it came standard with a hip roof design (and a myriad of siding, bar counter, and interior options.) A little over 5 years ago, we introduced the Siesta with an a-frame roofline.

And now, we have 2 more styles we’d love to introduce you to, which are almost a year in the making.

The Ultimate Guide to Pool Safety for Children and Pets

A child with goggles on in a swimming pool hugs their pet bulldog. The bulldog is wearing a lifejacket and standing at the pool’s edge.

If you have a pool, it’s likely the beloved centerpiece of your yard and garden. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also a place where you and your family can gather for fun, spend time together, and make lasting memories. However, your pool is also one of the most dangerous parts of your home, especially for your children and pets. 

Fulfilling Nonprofit Programs That You Can Run From Home

An individual sits at a desk in a brightly lit home office speaking on the phone.

Nonprofit work is a fulfilling endeavor for many people. However, involving yourself in nonprofit charity projects may seem intimidating from the outside looking in. Luckily, it is often an easier task than it might appear. There are many relatively simple charity projects that you can develop and manage from the comfort of your own home. 

Outdoor Dinner Party Do's and Don'ts

A backyard pool in the foreground, with people mingling around an illuminated canvas tent and twinkle lights in the background.

Dinner parties are a great way to celebrate big life milestones, or simply connect with friends and family over food. Coming together and sharing a meal can help you foster a sense of community, create a chance to get to know new neighbors, or even try out new recipes on an audience. 

Want an Insider Look at our Surprisingly Modern Pool House Design?

Modern Pool House Design Tour

Sharp, clean architectural lines. Flat roofs with broad overhangs. Huge windows, tall ceilings and open floor plans. Lots of glass and metal accents with neutral colors.

These are just a few if the characteristics that define modern architecture. And just a few of the characteristics we’ve added to our new modern pool house design.

DIY Pool Ideas - Pool and Backyard Decorating Ideas

Once the pool is installed, it is time to get to work decorating it. A few seconds searching online and your mood is already dampened. It is so expensive to fix up and make your pool look amazing! But with a little creativity and a little elbow grease, you can make some of your décors and decorate your pool area the way you want, without the high price tag. Some of the ideas you can try to help decorate your pool include:

Make Your Own Poolside Chairs

The Backyard Office Shed – The Perfect Work From Home Solution

Backyard Office Shed How To

The option of working from home has moved from a luxury to a practical necessity for many in 2020. For years, the ability to work from home has been a benefit sought after by employees and offered by only a small number of employers.

Now that employers around the world are discovering that remote employees can be just as productive (and more cost-effective!) than their office-bound coworkers, working from home is an option for many for the first time ever.

5 Valuable Reasons Why A Pergola Would Be Perfect For You

10x14 Custom Pavilion with luxury outdoor kitchen

With summer fast approaching, many people are looking to spruce up their backyard space. Pergolas are one of the most elegant ways to enhance your back yard aesthetically. These wood or vinyl structures look amazing and can help provide some shade during the hot summer days. Many people use them to give their outdoor living space  an air of old world sophistication and charm.

Transform Your Backyard into a Staycation Paradise

22x20 Avalon Pool House

Vacations are great and we all need them but turning your own home into a staycation can be just as rewarding. Furthermore, it's more affordable and less stressful. The summer is almost here and with all the new regulations regarding COVID 19, it is important to adapt and make the best out of it while staying home.

Creating a staycation atmosphere in your own home to unwind and reset might be a great option this summer! With these staycation ideas, you can make your weekend getaway ideas work and give your home that relaxing resort feel!