Pool cabanas are built for several purposes. With these purposes in mind, you have to take extra time planning how yours will be built. Remember that the aesthetical aspect should work hand-in-hand with the function. Since the pool cabana is usually a place for more people, you have to consider how it will benefit or serve them as well. These being said, you have to be familiar with some tips to consider when building pool cabanas in Toronto.
Location should be one of your biggest considerations
When you are thinking of the location of your pool cabana, of course, the obvious choice is somewhere near your pool, preferably the pool side. Others will rather describe the location as somewhere that will highlight the pool. Alongside these careful considerations in terms of the pool cabana’s location, you have to make sure it will be situated in a spot where sunlight will be maximized. You can also decide as to whether it should be placed on the center or on the front or just allow it to work well with your landscape.
There are also other factors to consider. For one, you have to decide whether you will need electricity in order to enjoy your cabana or not. In another, you have to check it has to be plumbed with your outdoor shower, toilet or bar sink. It will also be wise to make careful decisions that will make the pool cabana look good on the location you have chosen in all four seasons of the year. Remember that weather and the surrounding foliage can be greatly varied during these seasons. All of these have some bearing or impact to building your pool cabanas.
Size matters too
Apart from choosing the right location with which to build your pool cabana, you also have to consider the size that will fit that location you have allotted for the structure. Size have to relatively work with the location such that both factors should meet the comfort that you want once the cabana has been built. Take note too that the size should not overwhelm your landscape or backdrop. Let the size work harmoniously with everything found in your outdoors.
Local zoning and permit requirements should be checked
Whilst you think you have already carefully thought of the size and location for your pool cabana, you also have to take into consideration some factors that are out of your control. Remember that Toronto’s local zoning and permit requirements matter so it is good to check such requirements from your local zoning centre or from your municipality. You will not want deviating from standards required in your locality that is why it is best to be familiar with such regulations. Some restrictions here and there may apply when building pool cabanas and you better be aware of them too.
Decide on what you will use for the base as well
Most pool cabanas are built over concrete foundation. Since most people having these structures built already have concreted on their pools, it will be a great idea to have an additional concrete pad poured over the area. You can also choose to use patio or crushed stones for the base. Regardless what choice you make, you have to make sure that it will work well with your drainage.
Think about the interior design for the pool cabana
One of the things to consider for your pool cabana’s interior design is whether to put some partitions on it or just keep the space open. You can even add some serving windows or a bi-fold bar into the area. You can use much help from benches or shelving to make it look cosier and feel homier for you, your family and your guests.
Consider the perfect finishing touches
Whilst you have given careful thought for your cabana’s interior, you should also pay some attention on giving it some finishing touches on its exterior. Remember, if there is anything else that your guest will first see whilst walking towards your cabana, that will be its exteriors. In this regard, you have to think of what else to add apart from your existing landscape along the pool area. You can have trellises draped with vines or add flowers and shrubs around it.
Choose the perfect building partner to work with
When you are designing to build a pool cabana, you will need the help of experts. They can customise your cabana according to your needs and requirements. They can even do bulk of the job for you including those that have been mentioned above if you wish to.
Looking for builders to help you with pool cabanas in Toronto? Browse through our pages and look for that design that you have always wanted. If you want customised pool cabanas, you can also discuss your preferred choice with us. Together, we can build that outdoor structure perfectly and make it work to serve all your needs.