Using Spaces in a New Way
In spending extra time at home, you may have noticed some spaces in your house that seem to attract dust and clutter rather than smiling back at you. Are these nooks and crannies not living up to your expectations? Maybe it’s time for you to consider fixing that. There are a lot of changes you can make that allow you to get the most out of your square footage without drastically changing the footprint of your home. Whether it’s the extra room that the in-laws stay in while they’re visiting, the shed out back, or the basement, transforming your space into a refreshed creation can ultimately revamp your home.
Though serving a purpose when originally built, a local family didn’t feel the once carriage house served them fully. With a large family and a passion for entertaining, the clients wanted to reconstruct the space into a pool house.
In collaboration with Designer Wendy, the family created a space that has evolved to have many different functions while still ringing true to their pool house dreams. From an outdoor shower, retractable glass doors, and impromptu bar, the pool house has become a sanctuary. Even with these modern details, the casita mirrors the age of their home.
To meet their entertaining needs, the clients added a kitchenette, living room, and bathroom to their designs. Functionally speaking, the newly developed pool house can now be used in several different ways. Once completed, this family’s interpretation of a pool house will fill a void that the carriage house didn’t attend to. New freedom, possibilities, and happiness will be crafted within those refreshed walls. Like the pool house kitchen in our portfolio, these spaces can be a breath of fresh air from their previous shape.
Before binge watching that next Netflix show, look around at your space and consider the areas in your home that aren’t being utilized to their full potential. As stated in Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”