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Pool House Cost

Creating your perfect backyard oasis starts with knowing what you want out of your pool house – and how much this new structure will cost. Because pool houses are an investment, it’s important to consider all the factors that will affect the overall cost.

At Homestead Structures, we design and build custom pool houses to fit the needs and budgets of our customers. We’ll provide you with an accurate estimated quote before you commit to a pool house build so that you know exactly what to expect. It is our mission to provide you with the perfect pool house – one that meets your needs and suits your budget.

The Average Cost of Building a Pool House

The final cost of your new pool house will depend on a number of factors, including size, features, and whether the structure is finished or not.


For example, an unfinished 16×20 Avalon pool house with an unfinished backroom typically starts around $50k. A pool house of the same size and model that is finished inside for a bathroom, features an outdoor kitchen, and includes heating elements may cost closer to $100K to $110K – this cost does not include the price of a foundation.

Depending on the exact size and features of your pool house, the total cost may be anywhere from under $25k to over $200k. Before you commit to a pool house plan, our team will provide a comprehensive quote so that you are fully aware of the total estimated cost from the beginning of the process.

At Homestead Structures, we can work with a wide range of budgets to create a pool house of your dreams. We have an array of standard models, as well as the ability to customize your building with optional rooms and features to meet your unique needs and help you create the perfect backyard oasis.

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Homestead Structures Pool House Payment Plan

When you purchase a pool house from Homestead, you can expect the following payment schedule:

  • 10% due at signing
  • 50% due once design is finalized
  • 30% due when unit is ready to ship and be installed
  • Final 10% due upon completion

Pool House Financing

We understand that the custom pool house cost can be a significant investment, and we are here to help. If you are interested in obtaining a loan or home improvement financing, we first recommend contacting your bank or credit union to determine whether you qualify.

We are also affiliated with LightStream, which is one of the nation’s leading financial services companies for home improvement financing. They offer loans from $5k to $100k with no home equity or appraisals required.

What Contributes to the Cost of a Pool House?

Whether you’re looking for a small pool house for storage or a larger, finished pool house for entertaining, knowing what to expect before you begin the process is important.

The cost of building a pool house will vary based on a number of factors, including the following:


Generally speaking, a larger pool house with more features will cost more than a smaller structure with fewer amenities. A larger unfinished structure may be less costly than a smaller unfinished structure, but the dimensions of your pool house will typically influence the total cost.


If you are looking to add a bathroom, changing room, or other interior space for hosting and entertaining, you will need to finish your pool house, which will increase the total cost. Finishing your pool house will create a comfortable and stylish space that you and your guests can enjoy, and the cost of building a pool house that is finished will include things like insulation, drywall, paint, electrical wiring, plumbing fixtures, and more.


The features that you add to your pool house will also influence the final cost. Features like heating and air conditioning, an outdoor kitchen, windows, and other elements will contribute to a higher price tag. The cost to build a pool house with a bathroom, for example, will typically be higher than an unfinished pool house, even if the latter is a larger structure.


The quality of the materials and workmanship used to create your pool house can also impact the total cost. For a permanent structure that will withstand time and the elements, investing in high-quality pool house construction will be well worth the cost!


Make sure to select an experienced builder and look for reviews and ratings online before making your decision. Highly qualified builders are often more costly than DIY pool house kits or other lower quality solutions, but when you work with a reputable builder, you'll benefit from the experience, craftsmanship, and dedication to quality that they uphold. At Homestead Structures, we take pride in our commitment to customer satisfaction, so you can rest assured that you are investing in a high-quality product.

What Are You Really Paying for When You Buy A Pool House?

With a pool house from Homestead, you’re not just getting a simple structure to sit in your backyard – you’ll receive a pool house built with the highest-quality materials and highest standard of craftsmanship to help create your own backyard oasis.

From the design and materials to the actual construction, we prioritize your satisfaction to ensure that your investment stands the test of time and looks great for years to come.

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When you purchase a pool house, you want to be able to trust in the design sensibilities of your builder. At Homestead Structures, we work closely with you to build a structure that is designed with function and aesthetics in mind. Our expert team has created a number of beautiful standard pool house designs that you can customize to suit your specific needs. Learn About the Pool House Plans Available

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The quality of materials used to build your pool house can affect the total cost, as higher quality materials tend to be a bigger investment. We use only the best materials and components to provide all of our customers with high-quality products. Our expert team takes great care in selecting the right materials for each project, ensuring that the structure is durable and long lasting.



When it comes to actually building your new structure, pool house construction cost depends on the skill and craftsmanship of the builders. We employ only highly skilled builders with extensive experience in creating beautiful and sturdy structures, so you can rest assured that your investment will help you build years of unforgettable memories.



At Homestead Structures, we understand how important it is to have a reliable and knowledgeable team by your side when you are investing in such a large project. We've been designing, customizing, and building high-quality pool houses and other structures for 20 years, so we can confidently and competently guide you through the entire process. We strive to make sure our customers are completely satisfied with their pool house and that it meets all of their expectations. We'll be here for you from start to finish, making sure your final product is something you'll love for years to come. Ready to get started on designing your own pool house? Contact us today and let one of our experienced customer service representatives help you begin the process!

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Pool House That Meets Your Needs?

Depending on how you intend to use your new pool house, the cost of construction can vary. A high-quality pool house with the features you want most will be well worth the cost. Still, knowing what to expect for different features can help you prepare and plan for this investment.

Pool House With Changing Room

Adding a changing room to your pool house can provide your guests with a private area to change into or out of their swimming suits. This feature can also be used as an additional storage space for pool equipment and supplies, or simply as an extra room to relax in. You will likely need electrical wiring in addition to insulation, drywall, and paint, which will increase the cost of your pool house. Depending on the size of the changing room and materials used, this addition could cost anywhere from $2K to $5K.

Pool House with Bathroom

A pool house bathroom is a convenient and luxurious amenity to provide to your guests – and protect your home from wet bathing suits, footprints, and chlorine. The pool house with bathroom cost will include extensive plumbing and electrical work, so add that to the bill of materials for insulation and drywall, and the cost of adding a bathroom could range between $5K to $10K (for a half bath) and around $15K more for a full bath.

Pool House with Bathroom and Kitchen

With both a kitchen and a bathroom, your pool house can become a functional and comfortable space. A kitchen may include plumbing, electrical wiring, cabinetry, countertops, and more. The pool house with bathroom and kitchen cost could add $15K to $20K depending on the materials used, the size of the structure, cabinetry, appliances, whether the kitchen is an interior room or an outdoor kitchen, and more.

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Pool House for Hosting

If you plan to use your pool house for hosting guests, you'll want to include features like a bedroom or lounge and a bathroom. Using a pool house as a guest house or mother-in-law suite isn't standard, but if you're looking for a way to enhance your backyard and expand your living space, this could be a great option. The cost of a pool house with bedrooms and bathrooms will include the costs of plumbing and electrical work, as well as other associated costs for finishing the interior, which could range from an additional $8K to $10K.

Pool House for Storage

If you just intend to use your pool house for storage, you'll likely opt out of finishing the structure, which will cut back on the total cost. An unfinished pool shed, depending on the pool house dimensions, can cost anywhere from under $10K to $25K.

Prefab Pool House vs DIY vs Custom Pool House

Adding a pool house to your yard can be a great way to create a unique and inviting space. There are a number of options for how you want to go about building your pool house, including prefabricated structures, DIY projects, and completely custom builds. When it comes to pool house cost to build, each option comes with unique advantages and disadvantages.

Buying a Prefab Pool House Kit

Prefabricated pool house kits are a great option for those looking to save on cost and time. All the materials you need to assemble your prefab pool house will come included in the kit, along with detailed instructions.

At Homestead Structures, many of our pool houses are prefabricated in our own facilities so that we can personally verify the structural integrity and quality of each structure. We can either ship your fully assembled pool house to your home or prefabricate separate parts and assemble your structure on your property, cutting back on the time we need to spend at your home while also ensuring you receive the highest quality pool house possible.

Building a Pool House by Yourself

If you’re a DIY enthusiast and have the tools, skills, and resources to build your own pool house, the DIY approach can be a fun project that lets you save on labor costs. Building your own pool house will take a considerable amount of time and effort, however, as you will need to:

  • Source and purchase all of your building materials
  • Design the layout (or find an existing design that meets your needs)
  • Research zoning laws for your area
  • Secure necessary permits (if required)
  • Lay a foundation
  • Build the structure
  • Install plumbing, electrical wiring, insulation, and finishes 

If you are undertaking this project on your own, you can expect it to take several months to complete. Hiring contractors or inspectors to ensure your structure is sound, stable, and compliant can also give you peace of mind before wrapping it up!

Ordering a Custom-Built Pool House

If you’re looking for a pool house that’s tailored to your exact specifications, then hiring a custom builder may be the right choice. This option will give you complete control over the design process and allow you to create a unique space that fits in with the rest of your outdoor living area.

At Homestead Structures, we can work with you, your budget, and your needs to design and build the best custom pool house for your lifestyle.

Advantages of Buying Custom-Built Pool Houses

Purchasing a custom-built pool house provides many advantages beyond simply getting the exact size, design, and features you want. And if you work with Homestead Structures, you can either choose one of our existing models, customize a design, or work with our team on a fully custom build – all to help you create the perfect backyard oasis.

Meet Your Specific Needs

The great thing about a custom-built pool house is that it can be tailored to meet your exact needs. Whether you want a lounge area, an outdoor kitchen or bar, a bathroom, or a changing room, our team of experts can help design the perfect structure for you.

Perfectly Suit Your Space

When you build custom, you can ensure that the shape and size of your pool house perfectly suits the space in which it will be located. We can also help you select the right materials and finishes to ensure your pool house complements the aesthetics of your home and stands the test of time.

Match Your Design Preferences

We offer a number of existing pool house designs for you to consider, with plenty of options to customize and make your own. With our expertise, you can create exactly the look you're after and get a unique structure that perfectly reflects your style and meets your needs. We're committed to providing our customers with pool houses that are both functional and stylish, so you can enjoy your outdoor space for years to come.

High Quality Materials & Craftsmanship

When you work with a custom pool house builder like Homestead Structures, you can be sure that you're getting the best materials and craftsmanship possible. We source only top quality, long-lasting materials for our Amish-built pool houses with tried-and-true construction methods to ensure a durable, attractive structure.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of building a pool house will vary depending on the size, materials, and complexity of the design – but it can range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to more than $200,000.

An unfinished pool shed for storage will generally cost much less than a fully-finished pool house designed for hosting and entertaining. For a pool house that meets your needs, suits your space, and can stand strong against the elements over many years, investing in a well-built custom pool house could be the best option.

Research suggests that a pool can add between 5 and 7 percent to the value of your property, with certain factors (such as your home’s location and whether the pool is above- or in-ground) impacting the value. 

Adding a pool to your home can be a great investment, both for the value it adds to your property and for the enjoyment you’ll get out of having a pool in your backyard. The cost of adding a pool will vary based on size, shape, features, and materials used – but you can expect to pay between $50 to $125 per square foot, or anywhere from $28,000 to over $55,000 for an in-ground pool.

Absolutely! A pool house can add to the value of your property, as it provides both form and function. A well-built, aesthetically pleasing structure with features like an outdoor kitchen, bathroom, or changing room can make your backyard a more attractive and inviting space, while also adding extra usable space to your property.

Building a pool house is no small feat, and it’s important to take the time to find out if you’re up for the challenge. Depending on the size and complexity of the structure, you may need a building permit – so make sure to check with your local government before beginning any work. Additionally, consider whether you have access to the right materials, tools, and expertise before taking on the project.

If you need help designing or building your pool house, it’s best to hire a professional builder with experience constructing custom structures.

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space by Investing in a Beautiful Pool House

A pool house is an excellent way to maximize your outdoor living space and create a place for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying time with family. With so many design possibilities, materials, and useful features to choose from, you can customize your new structure to perfectly reflect your style and needs.

As with other home improvement efforts, a pool house is an investment, but one that is worth making. Adding a pool house to your property can increase the value of your home and help you create a more welcoming backyard environment for your friends and family.

So if you’re looking for a way to elevate your backyard oasis and make it more enjoyable year-round, consider investing in a custom pool house from Homestead Structures. Our experienced Amish craftsmen will create a timeless structure that you’ll love for years to come.