Once you’ve invested in a beautiful in-ground pool with a hot tub, making this area usable year-round makes sense. Located adjacent to a porch with an open roof area, the pool and hot tub could easily be enclosed with a retractable lean-to enclosure attached to the outer wall of the home.
Libart designed the lean-to enclosure and combined it with a retractable roof over the connecting porch for ventilation and temperature control. The colors of and style of the structure were selected to blend seamlessly with the their home. The pool is insulated with an automated cover when it isn’t in use and the temperature (while closed) tends to be about 40 degrees warmer than the outside air. This is due to the natural heating and insulating effect of the clear polycarbonate used for the enclosure. The auto-cover, hot tub features and lights can be controlled from the owners’ smart devices, so the entire area is comfortable and ready for use when they are.
This is the family’s go-to space for quality time and recreation, year-round. The kitchen is connected to the indoor/outdoor space so dining al fresco and parties are easier to do in this convenient gathering space. Since the lean-to enclosure protects the space from rain, snow, and even outdoor pests, family dinners can be enjoyed here all year long, in any weather. There’s no need to close down the pool for the cold season. Since the entire structure is connected to the house with no need to step outside. It is a family oasis, open for enjoyment all year long.
Indoor/outdoor living spaces such as this are very popular. Space is more versatile, adding to the value of the home and options that save energy are available.