Outdoor Dining Room

We all know that garden rooms make great home offices, home gyms, music rooms and guest accommodation but they can also be used for more niche uses too. Last week I was chatting with someone looking to buy a garden room for use as an outdoor dining room.

Although the customer already has a small dining room in the house, she is keen to create a space that can combine her two great passions the garden and cooking! She wants to create a modern airy space that will seat at least eight people and create a memorable dining experience for all.

I advised her that a garden room lends its self to this idea very well, the room can be situated in the heart of her garden, and because garden rooms are so well insulated, meaning they are easy to heat and cool, it will be a usable entertaining space all year round. We talked about including features such as bi-fold doors so that her entertaining space can spill out into the garden on warm summer evenings.

We also talked about options to make the dining room self contained such as a food preparation area, with warming draws so the food can be kept warm after cooking in the main kitchen, a wine chiller, and small sink and kettle for after dinner coffee preparation.

Lighting was a concern for the customer, the standard downlighter systems offered in many garden room specifications didnt appeal, but I assured her that most suppliers would be able to easily design in her requirement for a low level feature light over the dining table.

Garden room designers are always keen to create such unique projects, a garden room lends itself to so many potential uses, you are only limited by imagination!


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