Garden rooms with covered seating area
Extending an insulated garden room with a covered seating area has become popular over the last couple of years. A side canopy really extends the indoor-outdoor living experience of a garden room.
People choose to add this sheltered area alongside their insulated outdoor room to create a seating area, dining area, an outdoor kitchen or as a place to site a hot tub.
Check to see which garden room companies work in your area
Not all of them do!
To one side or in front
The side canopy's depth depends on the space you have available and how you plan to use it. It is common for the canopy to extend from the side of the garden room, but it doesn't have to. Explore the projects below, and you will see that some designers can add the covered area at the front of the building, creating an L-shaped layout.
Solid walls or no walls
Exploring the projects in the section below, you will see that some designs have solid walls supporting the roof canopy. In other configurations, the roof is supported by posts creating openings where guests can flow unobstructed into the garden. The choice is yours!
Add a skylight
Some companies will form a skylight in the centre of the canopy so you can watch the clouds move by. In some cases, we have seen these skylights be left open, and in others, it has been glazed, allowing you to sit comfortably outside even if it's raining.
Extend the use into the evening
A garden room with a covered seating area can be a lovely spot to be as night draws in. Most garden room companies offer the option of incorporating lighting into the underside of the canopy. They utilise exterior-grade LED downlighting. Some companies offer systems where you can change the colour of the lighting via your smartphone.
Combining materials to great effect
You will see in the projects below that some companies tie the covered seating area into the insulated garden room by using the same materials in both sections. Other designers will mix materials to accentuate elements of the design. The different colours or textures of the finishes can be very effective.
Bespoke design specialists, A Room in the Garden even offers outdoor wallpaper in the seating areas, which draws your eye to the feature wall.
Examples of garden rooms with covered seating area
L-shaped office/gym building with a covered seating area
Cosy Garden Rooms tailors each building to the unique needs of the customer. A prime example is this garden office and gym building that seamlessly integrates a sheltered outdoor seating area.
Garden office and entertaining space
Currently, a trend in garden office design is the addition of a covered area next to the insulated workspace, serving as a spot for relaxation and entertainment. As shown by this My Eco Space project, these two functionalities can be combined seamlessly into one cohesive building.
Garden office, gym, and covered seating area under one roof
This 8.5m x 4.3m garden room in Banstead, Surrey, illustrates perfectly how these versatile buildings can accommodate multiple uses under one roof. Garden Fortress designed and built the space, dividing it into a home office, gym, and sheltered outdoor seating area.
The chosen site at the end of the client’s garden featured a significant fall in ground level. Garden Fortress installed a ground screw base and incorporated steps into the decking, making a feature out of the slope.
Garden room with corner sliding door configuration
This project by Garden Spaces is a striking example of highly bespoke garden room design. The client’s vision, a room with glazed walls that could be entirely opened to seamlessly connect with the garden, required not only creative design but also advanced engineering skills.
Thanks to their extensive experience and expertise, Garden Spaces successfully brought this ambitious concept to life, crafting a space that perfectly blurs the line between the indoors and outdoors. The result is a remarkable garden room where the corner can be completely opened, fully integrating the room with the surrounding garden.
85sqm two-bedroom garden annexe
At 85sqm this 2 bed garden home is bigger than many others we’ve seen. Timeless Garden Rooms can tailor their annexes around your requirements, your garden and your budget.
The accommodation has been arranged in an L-shaped layout with two ensuite bedrooms leading of a large multi-function main living space. Each room leads out onto a covered veranda area.
Garden dining room with covered hot tub area
4.5m x 3.3m Heritage Garden Studios building for use as a garden dining room with an open-sided covered area for a hot tub.
Heritage Garden Studios focus their work in the South Yorkshire region.
Tailor made Crusoe Garden Rooms
Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited is a long established company renowned for its ability to tailor its garden rooms to suit the exact requirements of the client whilst remaining great value for money.
Click through to explore examples of how Crusoe Garden Rooms personalise each building around their client’s requirements.
Garden room & store with glazed pergola
The owners of this stylish building have nailed inside-outside living vibe with this garden office/art studio with a contemporary pergola that features a retractable roof and windows.
The insulated room has been divided into two to create an office/art studio and a secret storage room.
Garden office with covered seating area
This multifunction garden building is by Ark Design Build and has created a space where the owners can work, exercise and entertain. A fully insulated garden room has been extended with a covered seating area alongside.
The insulated room is 5m x 3m and the covered seating area is 3m x 3m.
Outdoor room with large covered deck
Garden Fortress offers a range called the Classic Garden Room 6, which combines a contemporary-style insulated outdoor room with a large covered deck area that could be used as a dining space or hot tub.
Garden Fortress mix Western Red Cedar with brushed and charred Siberian Larch to great effect on the exterior of this range.
Insulated garden room with open seating area
Creating a garden room building that combines a highly insulated room with an open-sided covered seating area has become really popular over the last few years. The Red Tarn range by Bridge Garden Rooms is an excellent example of this type of indoor-outdoor building.
Outdoor room designed for entertaining
This L-shaped Executive Garden Room has been designed as an entertainment space. A large set of bi-fold doors connect the insulated garden room with a covered barbecue area.
Garden family room, gym, workshop and space for a hot tub
Blyss Garden Rooms have created an impressive indoor-outdoor garden room building that incorporates a family entertainment room with custom bar, a home gym, workshop and large Balau deck with a sunken hot tub.
Garden room with covered outdoor seating area
Miniature Manors designed and built this 4.5m x 3m insulated garden room with a 2.5m wide side canopy creating an outdoor seating area alongside.
Garden room with large side canopy
This lovely example of a Cedar garden room with a large side canopy is by Kent-based Ark Design Build. The insulated garden room is a spacious 6m x 4m. The canopied area extends the overall building to 13 meters wide. So, this is a big indoor-outdoor living space!
Garden office & entertainment space
This stylish L-shaped building mixes three different uses under one roof – a spacious home office, discreet storage room and a canopied area for barbequing.
Garden gym suite with changing room and hot tub
Stylish garden gym suite with spacious gym room, relaxation room, covered hot tub area and a changing room by AMC Garden Rooms.
Garden rooms with space for a hot tub
Take a look at two bespoke garden room designs by Swift that have beed designed as an entertainment space with a covered area alongside that houses a hot tub.
Modern L-shaped garden room with canopy
A clever L-shaped garden room with a covered outdoor seating area by Modern Garden Rooms that maximises inside-outside living.
Outdoor room with canopy
Extend the usability of your insulated outdoor room by adding a covered canopy alongside.
In this new COVID secure world we find ourselves in, meeting friends outside is our safest option, and a covered, but open seating area like this gives you the benefits of being outside while offering some protection from the weather!
Corner garden room with side overhang
This bespoke corner garden room maximises an unusual shaped plot. It features a side overhang for sheltered outdoor entertaining and large deck with LED lighting.
6m x 4m Garden room with side canopy
This stylish build by Bridge Garden Rooms has created a wonderful inside-outside garden space. A large fully insulated garden room has been extended with a covered three-sided canopy.