When you get home after a tedious day at work, few pleasures are as soothing and relaxing as soaking in a hot tub. Moreover, if you own a hot tub with a timer setting, the water will be perfectly warm by the time you get home.
Not only does this help your body slow down and breathe, but it also helps you sleep better. The bubbling delight soothes joint aches and cleanses the skin of germs that you brought home from work.
But how can you use a hot tub all year long without getting soaked in the rain or frozen in a blizzard? You can build a hot tub enclosure. Whether you want to DIY it or call a professional, there are numerous solutions and innovative ideas. You can install retractable roofs, privacy screens, pergolas, gazebos, etc., to your unique taste and your home’s refined architecture.
Hot tub enclosures provide much-needed protection for all seasons, as well as privacy. They keep your pool or hot tub’s surrounding space clean and, last but not least, keep the hot tub lasting longer than usual.
Here are some of the most exciting hot tub enclosure ideas that will get your architectural mind running around the backyard in no time!
Ideas for Pergolas, Pavilions, & Gazebos
Keeping It Simple & Private
Sometimes it’s not about the aesthetics, although this option doesn’t lack any. When you’re seeking minimal protection and privacy from nosy neighbors and occasional weather shenanigans, this one does the job. A simple pergola that you can plan and make at home is sometimes all you need.
Make a Little Bar Out of It
Why not go the distance and create more out of this paneled protection? Remember, the more you customize your outdoor experience, the more quality time you’ll spend there. With finely polished Maplewood steps, adding a little bar for drinks and refreshments enriches the entire experience. You’ll be spending more time by the hot tub now.
Elegance at First Glance
Yes, you can go the distance with your hot tub or swimming pool decor if you want. If you own a hot tub, you don’t have to create its own space, especially when you can make it more inviting and a place of its own that blends in seamlessly with the backyard. Why stop at enclosing only part of the hot tub? Adding these smart decorative lights, stones, and little steps as a touch of class will make lounging a consistent vibe for you to enjoy throughout the year.
Imagine this; you have the minimalism of a pergola with its own deck, but when it’s too sunny for shades, you get complete coverage on the roof. Sometimes a little DIY goes a long way and you can have both beauty and functionality in one go.
Enjoy the Countryside
If you live in the countryside with acres of land everywhere you look, this is the choice for you. Clear in its purpose, it lets you take in the open air while enjoying the view.
A Shade of Contemporary Decor
It’s exciting to consider the contemporary architecture that’s available to bring the newness out of your porch. Clean wooden panels around the hot tub complement the lined deck beneath. Let the two columns hold the shade over your head, flexing the pure ergonomics behind it, while you sip on a banana daiquiri, taking in the sight without a care in the world.
Take It Off When You Want
The beauty of temporary enclosures is that you can remove them when necessary, then pull them out when the weather’s not cooperative. It’s a sleek design providing complete shade from the sun and natural elements. You’ll feel cozy and at home in this semi-closed architecture.
Private & Permanent
When you’ve decided where to install your hot tub for good, you might as well make a permanent investment in the kind of enclosure you want. This one’s not the most modern but it gives you the privacy you seek while also protecting you from all sorts of weather hazards.
The Premium Balcony
Maybe you want to sit by the pool and enjoy the outdoors from the inside, or perhaps you want to go skinny dipping at night but it’s too cold outside. Attaching the pool to the house like a balcony is a genius idea you can incorporate (but first have a pool set up beside the house).
Your Personal Temple
What could go wrong with a dome-shaped sanatorium for your hot tub? Nothing. It gives you all the necessary privacy while also providing complete sun and weather protection. It’s soothing to look at while also being very modern.
This is another dome-shaped hot tub enclosure but it’s transparent. There’s something beautiful about greenhouses and maybe you want the same look for your hot tub. The previous version might have felt too closed-off and far away from nature for you, especially if you have green surroundings to enjoy.
A canopy shade is one of the prettiest options when you decorate it. Look at this one, for instance. With showers for when it’s too hot in the tub, a wooden screen for privacy, lighting, and even a little waterfall, this option will make your hot tub stand out.
A House Inside a Home
Why not create a complete gazebo room for the hot tub? This one will be fantastic for cold winters when you’d love a hot bath in the tub. You can add lighting and decoration to the interior and imagine the sight at night. You’ll yield great utility—from privacy to protection to design—out of this enclosure in any season.
The latest gazebos like this one let you do lots of customization. Some of them come with built-in lighting, projectors for watching movies outside, and so on.
In the end, many of us just want something simple and easy to put together, like this privacy screen. It doesn’t take architectural intelligence to purchase a screen that will provide you with ample privacy. If that’s all you seek, look no further.
Whether you’re stalling on installing a hot tub because you’re not sure where it’ll fit in your backyard or you already own one, enclosing it is always a good idea. At some point, you will need protection and maybe privacy. You don’t have to go so over the top that you’re no longer able to enjoy the outdoors. In fact, it could be a simple DIY task for you. These ideas will give you lots to think about. You certainly won’t run out of options.