Indoor Poolside Bar: Working with Your Client to Achieve Their Vision

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Photography by Steve Shilling

Project Team:

Architect/Designer | K-4
Builder | Amiano & Son Construction
Interior Designer | Amiano & Son Construction

The homeowner desired a rustic bar area that was both accessible to the pool area, large enough for entertaining and seamlessly tied the existing home to the outdoor spaces. The designer used NanaWall which easily opened the room up to the pool area and gave an unobstructed view of the backyard when closed. Stamped concrete floor was used in the bar and on the stairs leading from the main house to the addition for durability, rustic appeal, and ease of cleaning in open air months. The stairs had a bullnose edging and the same concept was used in place of a foot rail around the perimeter of the bar.

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The Homeowner had provided several photos of their desired look and all of them had either exposed ceiling beams or wood ceiling. The designer used a Michigan Pre-Stained Barnwood ceiling to achieve that same look in the bar area. The bar is surrounded by Boral Stone veneers can seat up to 12 and additional seating areas surround the bar, plenty of room for a party. The veneers were carried into the additional seating areas on strategic wall placement and columns. The Boral Stone veneers are rectangular style staggered and the bar top is made from custom built wood. It has straight lines and sharp edges which are consistent with existing design. An AGS stainless steel rail system was used inside and outside, matching the appliances, cabinetry hardware, and ceiling fan materials. The Wellborn Maple Prairie Door Style Cabinets were stained Caramel to pick up the darker tones of the knots in the Cedar Interior Siding as well as the knots in the Barnwood ceiling. The Prairie Door style is consistent with the sharp lines and boxy edges of the overall interior look and the cedar siding was carried into the powder room and the laundry room, tying the entire project together.

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