House Plans With an Indoor Pool
House plans with an indoor pool offers a great focal point for those families with kids that love having their friends over, or the Bachelor pad where you can throw parties around, or you simply like starting your mornings out with a dive and live in an area of the country where an outdoor pool would be too cold too many of months of the year.
Pools are not just a great type of exercise that is easy on the joints while still burning those additional calories, but it’s a great space for entertainment too. If you’re not one to go to the public pool, and you can afford more than your typical 1,400 to 1,800 square foot home, this is a great way to upgrade your style of life significantly.
With an enclosed pool, you’re also sure that the cold weather outside doesn’t become the reason why your kids aren’t getting in their exercise, and you know for sure that it’ll be a hit among their friends too. An additional benefit of putting it inside is that you won’t have the pesky job of keeping it clean when Mother Nature decides that all the leafs from your neighbor’s garden fly across the fence on a day that is especially windy, and somehow land in your pool.
Architects have also gotten creative in their ways of incorporating a pool, so that you’re no longer confined to the lackluster rectangular pool shape.
Pool house plans comes with a myriad of different options including a living quarters with a bedroom, an outdoor kitchen, a bar or a garage, just to mention a few. They can also be built to be very small, include a bathroom, or act as a guest house if you don’t already have one. While the options are many, and your imagination is the only thing setting the boundaries, here are the options offered through our platform.
These are perfect for your backyard pool to provide a sanctuary not requiring you to enter your home if you simply want to make yourself a drink or have to change clothing. By adding a pool house you are no longer dragging lots of water through the house or leaving footprints that you would otherwise have to deal with afterwards. Think about how you wouldn’t want the chemicals used to keep your pool clean to necessarily be left to stain that new stone or ceramic floor you just had installed in the house.
A structure dedicated as a pool house also provides a certain nostalgia that adding an angled garage to your house simply wouldn’t. Also, would you really want your needs to rely on having to do all the various purposes in the garage? We also have house plans with indoor pools, if you’re considering building something entirely from the ground up.
Colonial house plans, like French country homes, gained inspiration from Europe, as the colonists brought over their culture and influence in the 1600s. This is style that was early to evolve its distinct symmetrical look.
It was especially during the Colonial period that these houses started becoming prevalent. When we think of Colonial houses what comes to mind is the four-over-four two-story homes that still pride the landscape today.
These are rectangular homes with centrally placed entry doors and they won’t have intricate shapes like the L-shaped alternatives. Unlike Victorian houses, they have medium-pitched, not steep roofs. They traditionally have five windows across the second floor, while the lower floor will have its front door placed underneath the upper, central window. The homes carry influence from both original German, Dutch, Spanish and French Colonial style, and will usually also depend on the part of the country in which you look, and what type of building material was predominately abundant there.
The two main styles include the Southern Colonial house plans and those from New England, and the slope of the roof is the biggest difference between the two – the steeper roofs were used to better accommodate the warmer climate of the Southern part of Europe.
On this page, you’ll be able to find an array of different Colonial homes, and should you have any concerns, feel free to contact us.
Barndominium house floor plans are a great place to start if you wish to have a home that’s not just affordable and energy-efficient, but also doesn’t require a lot of maintenance.
To achieve this, some of their most frequent features include energy-efficient windows and spray foam insulation, but they’re also known for their modern concrete floors and tall ceilings.
If you’re interested in barndominiums, there’s also a chance that you may be interested in checking out our rectangular homes. The outer shell of the barndominium is usually the way pole-barns are being built.
Some homes will have vast amounts of storage area on the lower level, while bedrooms are situated upstairs.
With their simpler outsides, these tend to get built faster than Tudor-styled home would be able to. You might not have imagined that living in a barn was ever something you were going to seriously consider, but today it might just become a reality. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about barndominiums.
You may have had the need for a multi-generational house for a very long time, but as you’re seeing yourself move forward, you simply no longer need that massive 6 bedroom home – that’s where our empty nester and retirement house plans come in handy.
These are homes, often smaller than 1,800 sq ft that will focus on the couple living in them, now that your kids have moved out. It’s no fun to be stuck in a big house that you simply do not feel you can adequately maintain anymore, nor do you necessarily have a need for all the space it provides.
While you may be downsizing, we’re not recommending that you downgrade your home. This could just be the perfect time for you to get that small luxurious home you’ve always been dreaming of, and now that you’re building something smaller, it may be the time that you’re including some of the features you didn’t necessarily think you could previously afford.
Whether that means you’re building a wraparound porch, or your perfect little cottage, we have everything you need right here. Whether you want something smaller than 1,000 sq ft, or you still want that 5 bedroom space, we’ve got you covered.
Moving to Florida?
The typical Florida house plans carry a lot of resemblance with the Mediterranean ones, and it’s no wonder. Both places are blessed with great amounts of heat that can be appreciated throughout the day. The sloping roofs of the Spanish and Tuscan designs can help you through the heat, while the wraparound porch provides for a great place to be seated at any point of the day.
Many homes in Florida also include your more traditional coastal homes, or those either right on the water or other places where they’re at risk of flooding, why they may be required to be built on stilts.
Are you hoping to get house plans in fact made by architects from Florida? This page is also the place to make that happen.
When you’re choosing what home to build, it’s not just important that you consider the style, but you should also consider the local limitations caused by heat and humidity, and not only choose the right style but also choose building materials that are proven to be able to stand up against the elements.
Split Level & Split Foyer Options
This page is dedicated to split level house plans – essentially a type of ranch-style homes that fare well when you don’t have too much land to build on.
The same as with duplexes and triplexes, split level homes really manage to give you a lot of functionality without having to take up a lot of space, nor without a massive investment like it would be if you were to build a historical home instead. Many homeowners also choose the particular split foyer style as a good option if you’re having to build on a sloping lot. You may even be able to get that walkout basement that you always dreamed off with direct access from your own little dungeon on the lowest floor straight into your backyard.
The entrance is usually situated in the middle of the house facade, and you first have to have to walk up a couple of stairs to get to the door. As you open the door, you’re standing in a hallway with a half-flight of stairs going up, and another going down, each to their individual level.
Are you worried that your growing family will end up getting on each others nerves? Well, this home style can solve those worries by providing the different parts of the family with each their part of the house where they can carry out the activities they love, to finally get together over the activities you all cherish together.
Cape Cod Houses
Cape Cod house plans have some similarities with the Spanish and Tuscan homes we also feature on this site, since they have steep roofs, while the function of the steep roof was to avoid snow severely accumulating on the roof, risking its collapse. They also have a central chimney. It’s in fact an especially popular style in New England where it originated, and along with traditional cottages, it was brought over by Puritan carpenters when they moved over.
The centrally placed chimney helped keep the houses warm during the harsh winters in the New England area, as winter temperatures may drop as far as -20F, in addition to having rooms that didn’t have tall ceilings, all helping them keep warm, as well as using the materials that were commonly available in the area.
These homes will make many people think about their trips to the beach, and no wonder, with their often adventurous color combinations.
Many of the Cape Cod houses that are around today have been inspired by the changing trends that took place in the 1920s and 1930, the period of the Colonial Revival. At the time, this style was considered modern, while it remains widely popular to this day in certain parts of the country.
The common reason why people start looking for stilt house plans is when they’re located in an area that is more likely to flood as this specific design provides just that. By raising it up above other things, you won’t suddenly find your home exposed to massive amounts of water when the yearly flood comes around, why they’re very common in coastal settings, where the land is flat and flooding is common.
There may even be specifically enforced minimum height requirements that are set by local building departments, which your contractor will be able to help you ensure you successfully comply with.
One of the advantages to this type of home is that when your home is raised above the ground, the view only gets so much better, while they also often provide convenient parking possibilities, where others may instead choose to build an angled garage to accommodate their parking needs.
Building your dream house
When you’re building your dream house, it’s not uncommon that people find themselves wanting to also build it either with an indoor or outdoor pool. While there may be some maintenance associated with these types of features, it’s also something that can easily help you get in a lot of additional exercise. Have you ever had the issue of having a gym membership but never using it? Well, if you have a pool in your backyard, it would be very easy to spend 30 minutes swimming in it each day. If you do that, we assure you it would do wonders for your overall level of health.
Although it may be a lot more common for people building homes in a part of the country that has good weather for most of the time, it’s a great place to hang out on a summer night. If you have kids, they will love inviting their friends over for pool parties.
Homes that include this feature come in a variety of different styles, including modern, but you can also find other styles such as the U-shaped or H-shaped homes that are great for this feature. If you want to have it, these homes may even include a courtyard in addition to a pool.
Are you ready to get your adventure started and build something that will easily allow you to get this type of low-impact exercise? Besides being low-impact, it’s still a great way to build both strength and stamina, and when you’re done putting in the hard work, it’s time to additionally appreciate the time around the pool. The great thing is also that you’re not having to do quite as much maintenance if you choose to build a pool, as you would have to previously. If you hate the maintenance aspect of it, you’ll be happy to know that most of the manual labor that was previously required with such an addition to your home, can now be automated.
How big do you want the home to be?
We don’t just have different styles of homes available on this platform, but we also have houses in different sizes. While certain size homes may be perfect for some families, you may either want to build something bigger or smaller. In order to narrow down your search, simply use the features to choose the approximate size of the home that you’re looking for – since you’re already on the page that includes pools, all the homes will include that feature. If you have other features you would really like, you can either go to the specific page that gathers all the homes with those features, or you can use our extensive searching tool to better narrow down what it is that you’re looking for.
We put an incredible amount of passion into the work that we do, as you might have been able to guess from the name of this website, but we also have a business philosophy that we always abide by. While there are companies out there that will do anything to make them buy from you, we like to believe that our company operates a little bit differently.
Rather than making sales our main objective, our main objective is in fact to help anyone who is hoping to build their dream home. We do a lot of things that don’t necessarily drive a lot of revenue for our business, but that we hope are in fact beneficial for people with home building dreams. For instance, we spend a lot of time educating people on the most important aspects of building a duplex before they actually commit to buying the design that makes the most sense in the situation that they are in. We believe that we can help our users build even greater homes by committing to education.
We have a lot of different resources that we have built on this site that will help you with the various steps throughout the entire process, including some of the pitfalls that you may encounter if you aren’t careful. Although different homes may not suit the varying needs of different families, there are certain homes that may definitely not be appropriate in your situation. One of the things that are incredibly important for us is to make sure that you won’t end up in a situation where you regret the decisions you made; perhaps because you felt like you weren’t properly prepared for the choices that you were making. If you aren’t careful, you might end up in a situation where you change your mind on which type of home it is that you want, and if you change your mind late in the process, it can be incredibly expensive to do anything about.
If, for example, you end up finding out that you wanted a bigger pool than the one that your current type of home may allow, perhaps an entirely different house design would have been more suitable. Can you do something about it if you change your mind? You definitely can, but in a lot of situations you will need to reapply for permits, especially if some of the changes are substantial. Since you can’t simply place a pool anywhere on your property, being able to build a bigger pool might very well require that there are other changes that are made to the overall layout of the house.
Depending on the changes that you want to have made to the house plans because you suddenly found out that your family needs a bigger pool, you may end up adding a considerable amount of delay to the entire process. That can especially be the case when your local building department is slow at issuing new building permits, or altering existing ones. On top of that, you might have to find an architect who is able to implement the changes into the design, and figure out an aesthetic way for the new, bigger pool to be integrated into the building of your home. Simply making changes to such architectural drawings will also likely take weeks as you have to work with an architect to figure out how to best implement the changes.
While you might simply be able to extend the size of the pool, some of the designs do not allow for such easy altering. If the pool is inside the home, the changes will require that the building is altered, which will additionally require work to be done to the electrical and plumbing plans. Although it is easier to alter the plans for an outside pool, making a pool bigger could easily end up affecting the symmetry of the house, why you would also want to change other aspects.
Researching your local market and figuring out what is important to your family
Before you figure out which design is the right one for your family, it is first important that you make sure you know which function you want the pool to serve. While a lot of the designs that we have featured on this page include indoor pools, you will also want to make sure you determine whether you want to have an indoor pool or an outdoor one. There are a range of benefits depending on the type that you choose, but there are also certain challenges associated with each type. If you choose to build an indoor pool, you will have to make sure you are properly dealing with the moisture that the pool produces. While outdoor pools are great, it might also be a lot more difficult for you to convince yourself to use it during the winter. If your main reason for building a pool is for the exercise that it provides, building an indoor pool could be the easier way to ensure that you get the intended exercise.
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