Rustic Pool House Design Trends

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Designing a pool house for a rustic property opens up a world of possibilities. While a modern pool house is often centered around entertainment, a rustic design may be styled as a serene getaway.



Today’s luxury pool houses boast lounge areas, kitchens, bar seating, and media systems for watching sports and movies. Outdoor grill areas are standard, with space for dining. Rustic pool house styles include traditional, Old World architecture and modern structures integrated into the landscape. A close connection to nature and simple living is the common element. Outdoor tile design is also one of the most important design spaces for pool houses. Check out our blog for more outdoor space design ideas


Rustic Pool Houses Have A Unique Style

Traditional homes that have rustic architecture often use a pool house as additional living space. Older homes may have guest quarters or a studio. Stone flooring may continue from indoors to an outdoor terrace, creating a sense of continuity. 



In Mediterranean or Spanish-style homes, a pool house should have an Old World ambiance, with stucco or stone walls, a tile roof, and terracotta tile floors. Colorful, hand-painted tiles make the perfect accent for interior areas like the kitchen backsplash tiles or fireplace. Tile accents around the pool, and incorporated into hardscaped areas, connect the pool house’s interior to the garden.


Rustic Details Blend Into Nature


Honed finishes and the natural variations of stones, like limestone help a pool house integrate into natural surroundings. A modern pool house with a rustic style might incorporate a meditation area, sauna, or natural swimming pool. To focus on the connection between indoors and out, many rustic pool houses are designed as open pavilions. Weather-proof flooring is important, choose some of our beautiful terracotta tile collections to add warmth and texture to your design. 



The best rustic designs integrate seamlessly into their surroundings. Built-in planters, or stone pavers with plantings between them can help blur the lines between the structure and the landscape. Add an outdoor shower of tumbled stone, and continue the stone onto walls or floor tiles to connect the structure to the outdoors.

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