What’s a better way to beat the summer heat than to relax in a tasteful, custom-built shaded structure outside? No doubt you’ve seen or heard about private cabanas you can rent for the day near Vegas pools or Florida beaches. Imagine the splendor of having one right in your very own yard this summer — whether or not you actually have a pool!
If you’ve been thinking about an affordable addition to your home that enhances your ability to enjoy the summer months, here are five reasons to consider a brand-new, custom-built cabana.
1. Cabanas are private
One major distinction separates gazebos and cabanas—walls. Unlike gazebos, which are open on all four sides, cabanas feature some kind of walls. Curtains made of outdoor fabric can be drawn shut whenever needed. Cabanas are a great place to let people change in and out of swimsuits, or simply relax in a private setting with a good book. The shade they provide lets you cool off after working in the garden, and as the curtains move in the breeze, you’ll almost feel as though you’re by the ocean!
3. They’re great for dining
If you like having summer meals outside, a cabana could give you a world-class setting for a special meal. Many cabanas are big enough to fit a large table inside, and the curtains protect from flies and other nuisances. Sharing meals with family and friends is one of the highlights of summer, and a cabana can make it even better.
4. They’re peaceful and quiet
Spending an afternoon by your pool with the kids can be tiring for both you and them. If naps for the children become necessary, a cabana is a great retreat where they can rest in the quiet away from the noise. But it’s not just for kids. People of all ages can enjoy the restful seclusion of a private outdoor cabana.
5. Outdoor parties
Just like dining, hosting outdoor parties can be a lot of fun when you add a cabana in to the mix. Not only does it give your yard a luxurious aura, it allows groups of people to interact naturally by offering different places to meet and converse. You can string lights, serve drinks, or simply have inviting outdoor furniture in the cabana — great fun all summer long!
Your new cabana
Adults and children alike will love your new cabana, whether or not you have a pool outside. Since cabanas are such a versatile structure, having one in your own yard can be a worthwhile investment, in addition to the lifestyle benefits they afford.
But don’t make the mistake of thinking “just anybody” can build your cabana to the highest professional standard. If these structures are going to last, and look truly beautiful, you’re going to need a skilled and experienced builder who has already completed a large number of cabanas. Also look for past clients have written positive things on popular review sites, such as Yelp and Google. The right contractor will be able to deliver a high quality cabana that fits your taste and preference — and for many homeowners, the affordable price is one of the best parts.