In a small town like this, where everyone knows everyone else and neighbors talk to neighbors, having a home that is architecturally “eclectic” and sticks out from the community like a sore thumb is in no homeowner’s best interest. That’s why when Phil decided he needed to make his family’s beautiful in-ground pool/hot tub/recreation area a year-round oasis — in an area where snow is expected for at least a few months every year, mind you — he knew it had to be done with an architectural savvy that would allow it to blend in to his inconspicuous and quiet little neighborhood.
With Phil’s needs in mind, Libart designed a lean-to enclosure over the pool area, combined with a retractable roof over the connecting breezeway for ventilation and easy temperature control. The colors of and style of the structure blend into their environment beautifully so the structure didn’t create an eyesore. The pool is kept insulated by an automated cover when it isn’t in use, and Pam, Phil’s wife, says the temperature in the area while closed tends to be about 40 degrees warmer than the outside air, largely due to the natural heating and insulating effect of the clear polycarbonate. For added convenience, the auto-cover, connected hot tub features and lights can all be controlled from Phil and Pam’s smart devices, so the entire area is comfortable and ready for use when they are.
This is Phil’s family’s go-to space for quality time and recreation. With the kitchen connected to the indoor/outdoor space, they often gather here to enjoy outdoor dining, family-style. The concrete patio extends the space beyond the enclosure, so outdoor dinner parties and barbecues beside the open pool are also easy options. Because the lean-to enclosure protects the space from rain, snow, and even outdoor pests, family dinners can be enjoyed here all year long despite the weather, and there’s no need to close down the pool for the cold season. Furthermore, the entire structure is connected to the house with no need to step outside. It is literally a family oasis that is open for enjoyment all year long.
Indoor/outdoor living spaces such as this are becoming more and more popular. They make space more versatile, add to the equity of the home, and offer many cost-savvy options for keeping energy costs and maintenance at a minimum. Many people see the large commercial projects that Libart is so well-known for, and think that Libart only takes on large million-dollar projects. While those large commercial projects are definitely within Libart’s scope, they are also making the indoor, year-round recreation area far more attainable than the far-fetched dream that only millionaires could afford once upon a time. The average sized residential pool enclosure can cost as little as $60K. Libart’s delivers a product which is superior in quality for a surprisingly low price. Contacting a project manager for a free estimate is as easy and quick as clicking here and completing the short form. A project manager will be in touch within 2 business days to talk to you about your options. What are you waiting for?
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