In spite of working around the rain that sometimes created a moat around the pool house, we kept plugging away at it. As it nears completion, I’m pleased with how it has turned out. We had a long (52 ft) building that was narrow (16 ft). One of the things we did to keep it looking like a trailer in the back yard—create an indentation in the middle of the building (see photo) and to have a cathedral ceiling through the entire building. In addition, we’ve added a lovely and useful built in cabinet with just the right amount of ship lap to give a farmhouse statement. We found a Restoration Hardware lavatory from their shutter line that is the perfect addition to the bathroom and finished it off with Pottery Barn hardware.
The floors are tinted concrete and after they are given time to dry out, they will be polished to highlight the flannel color with a bit of shine. Lighting from a variety of vendors and were chosen to give a nod to the farm motif without being overly thematic. And then there’s that sunny yellow Dutch door which just makes me smile every time I look out. Finally, we decided to give the exterior a polished finish with board and batten, metal roof, galvanized round downspouts and barn lights. Windows are graphite black exterior and bring together the white/dark grey theme.
The kitchenette is the last area to be completed but we decided to go with a Formica product that looks a bit like marble. It’s a good look and just perfect for a pool house.