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The word cabana typically brings to mind tropical resorts and swanky poolside lounges where fruity drinks are brought out by waiters. However, many homeowners are opting to have their very own cabanas built in their backyards. While you may have to make the drinks yourself, these cabanas are the pinnacle of outdoor entertaining.

Homeowners today are now ready for a yard that is adult and family oriented. Some backyards that have pools can serve the families entertainment well while their children are home. But even with young children or when the children are grown and out of the house, it may be time for something more suited to empty-nester lifestyle.

Every cabana or pool house will be unique to its users. If you are thinking of a new back yard enjoyment project, getting the help from a qualified builder professional is definitely worth the investment and long run resale value.

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When you look out at the cabana or pool house it should blend in as though it was created with the house. Similarly, when looking from the cabana or pool house back to your home, the view should be equally as integrated. This visual link connecting both structures has a powerful impact on the overall landscape.

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Existing conditions and building codes dictate the ideal position for this structure relative to property lines. The space created by property line setbacks should be used for out of site storage items and landscape features. Strike a balance between the structure's distance from the pool and the property line to utilize every square inch of space you can.

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Other main features should include a living area furnished with comfortable seating, maybe a dining table, built-in heaters either gas or electric, a fireplace with a gas starter is also a great way to enjoy the area along with a television and other audio/visual equipment.

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Using a split-level counter design can allow guests to mingle with the cook, while still keeping them separate from the areas where food prep occurs. Don't underestimate the importance of outdoor lighting on the interior and facade of the structure. It should be subtle and ambient except for sconce fixtures which create patterns of light on walls and columns.

Cabanas

Other main features should include a living area furnished with comfortable seating, maybe a dining table, built-in heaters either gas or electric, a fireplace with a gas starter is also a great way to enjoy the area along with a television and other audio/visual equipment.

Cabanas

Existing conditions and building codes dictate the ideal position for this structure relative to property lines. The space created by property line setbacks should be used for out of site storage items and landscape features. Strike a balance between the structure's distance from the pool and the property line to utilize every square inch of space you can.