Features You Need for Your Outdoor Garden Room

outdoor room with a lounge set in front of a stone fireplace

Whether it’s dinner with friends or lawn games with family, our backyards are meant for making memories. As more people realise the potential of their garden, outdoor rooms are a growing trend. As an extension of your home, an outdoor room utilises the space and transforms it into a place you want to be.

From cosy outdoor furniture to full scale kitchens, we reveal some of the most popular outdoor garden room ideas, with tips and inspiration along the way.

What is an outdoor room?

As an extension of your indoor living, outdoor rooms are flexible spaces that can be adapted to suit a wide range of styles and interests.  

For example, at Zones Landscaping we build outdoor rooms for a variety of purposes including outdoor spa areas and lounges. Whether your garden is big or small, outdoor garden rooms can enhance your property and make your home feel more spacious.

What are the best outdoor garden room ideas?

Perhaps you want an inspiring home office or a garden gym for a reinvigorating workout? If you’re a photographer or artist, an outdoor studio offers you the chance to unleash your creativity; if you’re looking to entertain friends and family, an outdoor cinema room could be just the ticket.

Whatever your dream scenario, the team at Zones Landscaping can help you find the perfect fit for your home and lifestyle.

indoor-outdoor flow room with outdoor kitchen and chairs in different colours

Should you build an outdoor garden room or a home extension?

When it comes to outdoor landscaping, stand-alone garden rooms require a shorter permission process, are cost effective, and can usually be installed with minimal disruption to your daily routines.

With our years of experience in renovating outdoor areas, our Landscaping Consultants can help you to develop an outdoor space that truly enhances your lifestyle – and your backyard.

6 key features of a versatile outdoor room

If you’re looking to build an outdoor garden room, we have rounded up some of the most popular elements to get your started:

Deck or patio - a popular garden feature in many Kiwi homes are decks and patios, which are a good starting point for developing ideas about an outdoor room. These versatile spaces are great for dining with family or summertime BBQs.

Furniture - from ottomans to an outdoor corner suite, furniture makes a huge impact on any outdoor garden room. Create an outdoor living area that makes you feel comfortable, choosing the designs and colours you enjoy. Complete the look with a dining table, weather resistant chairs, an outdoor rug, and cushions.

BBQs and kitchens - from BBQs to platters, burger nights to Christmas dinners, nothing quite beats eating outside. If you like to entertain guests, then you’ll want an outdoor space that’s tailored to conversation as well as cooking great food. Choose between portable BBQs and full blown kitchens, where you can prepare meals and chat to friends at the same time. For kitchens that can withstand all weather, opt for either granite, chrome, stainless steel, or porcelain-coated steel. For BBQs, we recommend investing in a high quality product that will keep fumes under control. 

Shading - protection from the sun is vital. Create an inviting and comfortable outdoor space with your choice of sunshade, umbrella or sail. Shading your deck defines your outdoor room and makes outdoor relaxation possible in the hottest part of the day. Offering additional privacy, retractable louvre roofs are also a great way to protect you from the elements while creating a secluded atmosphere. Alternatively, an outdoor pergola is a trendy option that helps you achieve the right balance of sun and shade. Talk to our Landscaping Consultants for advice on the best timber for your outdoor pergola.

Storage - one element that’s too easy to forget is storage. If you have a beautiful selection of cushions, throws and accessories, chances are you will want to protect them. Keep them clean and safe with some strategically built-in storage space. Furniture that has hidden storage underneath is also a great solution. To fully utilise the space, try hanging kitchen equipment from the outdoor pergola to create a fun ambience. Cupboards can also become a feature or you could build shelves into your fences or patio walls.

Outdoor fires and water features - once you have an outdoor garden room, you’ll want to use it as much as possible. Outdoor fires enable you to keep warm during the cooler months. Alternatively, water fountains are a beautiful addition to your outdoor garden room. The trickling sound of water creates a relaxing atmosphere – perfect for unwinding at the end of the day.

outdoor lounge set by a stone wall with a tv and fireplace

Why is Zones the best choice for your outdoor room project?

As landscaping specialists, we can construct outdoor garden rooms, sun rooms, and backyard escapes of all shapes and sizes. Together, we’ll create something that enhances your property and promises years of fun. To find out more about insulated outdoor rooms, including estimated costs and styles, check out our FAQs

Want to create a modern outdoor living room at your Waitakere home?

Ready to transform the functionality of your outdoor space. Seek advice from your local outdoor room company. At Zones Landscaping Waitakere, our Landscaping Consultants can work with you to create an outdoor garden room that’s the envy of all your neighbours. Book your free consultation today.

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