If you’ve been following along for a while, I’m sure you’re sick of seeing pool house progress. And guess what, I am too! Luckily, over the weekend, we have officially completed the pool house. Six plus years ago, when we first looked at the house, the room looked like this:
Everyone else that looked at the house saw this big space as a money pit, but we saw the potential in it. That’s not to say the road to completion has been easy, but it is certainly worth the time spent getting it all finished and functional. I know this is what everyone has been waiting for, so now I’ll keep words to a minimum and loads of pictures.
Isn’t it crazy that this is the same space?! New windows, ceiling, walls, floors, paint, kitchen, bath. Top to bottom, the entire nearly 1600 square foot space has been updated. Looking back toward the house, the view is equally different.
We widened the door to the house, as well as the bathroom door, and lowered the kitchen platform.
Speaking of the kitchen area, this is what i t looked like originally:
And the kitchen now:
The bench seats double as storage, handy for tucking away pool floaties and toys.
In the back corner, there was a built-in hot tub:
Now there’s a free-standing, easy to fix or replace tub:
With few accessories for the space, the towels and hooks serve as functional art.
There’s a big tv Ben saved from the neighbor’s trash and repaired for $50. It’ll be great to play water aerobics videos.
Ignore the dangling wires, as those are for the surround sound speakers Ben still has to install. I guess the space isn’t 100% finished. My citrus trees are loving it so far, so I hope I can keep them happy and alive.
Usually, the reel and cover live at the deep end of the pool, and this giant swan just hangs out.
I know this project has taken a long time, but thank you for following along, offering your encouragement, and sticking it out to see the results. We’re already putting it to regular use, which is fun considering it’s quickly growing colder in Montana. Bring on the winter pool parties!