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Another option, says Gleysteen, is to build a changing room onto the end W M A N N P H OTO G R A P H Y; C O U R T E S Y O F MEYER & MEYER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS of the house with a toilet, shower, stackable washer and dryer combo, and a place to store beach towels. After the bathroom, think of [Cabanas] are getting to be entertaining spaces. – Ti m H a y n e s , M e y e r & M e y e r Take the Plunge Architecture and Interiors adding a small kitchenette. Codes usually won't allow for a second full kitchen, but how convenient to have a fridge for cold drinks, a sink to rinse off a pound of grapes, and a little pantry for snacks. If you're n PATRICK AHEARN ARCHITECT www.patrickahearn.com 617.266.1710 n JIM DOUTHIT A BLADE OF GRASS www.abladeofgrass.com 508.358.4500 n PETER FALLON FALLON CUSTOM HOMES www.falloncustomhomes.com 781.237.0505 n JAN GLEYSTEEN JAN GLEYSTEEN ARCHITECTS, INC. www.jangleysteeninc.com 781.431.0080 n TIM HAYNES MEYER & MEYER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS www.meyerandmeyerarchitects.com 617.266.2952 n GREGORY LOMBARDI GREGORY LOMBARDI DESIGN www.lombardidesign.com 617.492.2808 n TIM NICKERSON ENVIRONMENTAL POOLS We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 www.environmentalpools.com 978.256.0200 54 building an outdoor kitchen, with a natural gas-fueled grill, store the marinating meat in the cabana kitchen. Or keep the s'more supplies for the fire pit in the cabana cupboards. Of course, once you've got a kitchen and a bathroom in place, you may splurge and add a second story with a guest room. Gleysteen says that he's done cabanas with basements so the pool equipment never has to be seen. This, he says, is the "Cadillac" of cabanas. One family, says Tim Haynes of Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors, wanted "a building that would give them more of a lifestyle than just a place to change their wet bathing suits. They wanted a place where the grandchildren could swim and then pop inside and watch a movie or play cards or get out of the sun but not go into the main part of the house." So they remodeled an existing pool house on their property. They actually took out the bathroom, connected the building to the home, and created a destination with its own climate zone that could be used year-round. "They are getting to be entertaining spaces," says Haynes on the pool complex and cabanas. "It's the stay-at-home vacation. It becomes this getaway they can use year- round. Even when the pool is covered, they have this place to go." There you have it! Erase from your mind forever the idea of a water hole in the ground. And start envisioning your luxury getaway, mere steps from your own back door.

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