Organizing Your Property With an Accessory Building

Accessory buildings are a great way to keep your property tidy and looking great.

Accessory buildings are a great way to keep your property tidy and looking great.

Clutter. It is the bane of many a property owner’s existence. Well, that and weeds in your lawn and garden. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution for the former: look for construction companies in Kelowna that specialize in accessory buildings. 

Not only can these outbuildings be used to tidy up odds and ends around your property, but they can also add value and visual appeal to your home. Here are a few applications where accessory buildings can really make a difference.


Pool Houses

Pool house

Swimming pools require a barrage of equipment and materials to keep them running in peak condition, including:

  • Pumps
  • Filters
  • Maintenance supplies

Left unenclosed, they can be a bit of an eyesore in your otherwise utopian poolside environment. This is where a well-designed pool house can help. As one of the few general contractors in Kelowna with an extensive background in swimming pools, we’ve helped numerous clients build pool houses that perfectly fit their needs.

Depending on your budget and available space, you can even build a pool house that provides: 

  • Additional storage for pool toys and deck furniture
  • Changing areas
  • Lounge area
  • Kitchens and bathrooms
  • Fireplaces

You can even plan your structure to compliment the exterior of your home and fit in with the surroundings.


Garden Shed

accessory building

It seems that the more pristine you want to keep your property, the more yard equipment you require. This includes:

  • Pruners, trimmers and other garden tools
  • Seeds, fertilizer and potting soil
  • Mowers (and fuel)
  • Lawn furniture

What do you do with it all when you’re not using this stuff? Leaving it out in the elements will shorten life expectancy and diminish performance. By seeking out construction companies in Kelowna, you’ll be able to design a garden shed that’s suitable for your needs and looks far more appealing than those kits you see in the local building stores.


Carriage Houses

Carriage house

It might be slightly cheeky to refer to your visiting in-laws as ‘clutter,’ but when you have to share the same living space for a week, you’ll probably be craving a little privacy. A carriage house, granny suite or other secondary suite is a great option if you have frequent out-of-town visitors. It ensures everyone has their own space where they can relax in private. Plus, you won’t be fighting over the bathroom. 

In the case of a carriage house, which typically features a garage on the bottom floor, and the living space above (or sometimes beside it), it provides additional storage for vehicles, tools and other equipment.

It’s worth noting that the City of Kelowna and other municipalities regulate secondary suites based on zoning type and other criteria. Most general contractors in Kelowna understand this and will work with you to ensure your project meets those requirements.

For more on this, read: Choosing between Kelowna Construction Companies.


If you’re looking for a construction company in Kelowna that sticks to timelines and budget, talk to Rafter 4K Contracting. As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on providing clients with friendly, professional service.


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