6 ways to create amazing outdoor dining spaces


Our favourite part of long summer days is eating outside in the garden. More and more, gardens and outdoor spaces are becoming an extension of the home in design and function. Creating beautiful dining and even food preparation areas can be a great part of this trend.

To make the most of your garden for hosting, relaxing and al fresco dining, take a look at our top tips for creating an outdoor dining space to envy.

1. Create a secluded area for dining

By sectioning off a corner of your garden with trellis or slatted panels, you can create a peaceful haven to relax in and soak up the best of the summer. This is especially useful if you need a little more privacy in your garden or if you have young children and just want to make a grown-up space!

Create a secluded dining area with slatted panels

2. Invest in bespoke garden furniture

Match your garden furniture to your garden design and home with bespoke garden furniture. Gain inspiration from the projects in our bespoke gallery or get in touch with our project managers to get further design guidance.

Custom table and chairs

Bespoke oak bench backs

3. Get shade from the sun with a gazebo or pergola

A pergola or arbour can provide shade from the sun and is a beautiful focal point in your garden design, as well as a great place to dine al fresco.  Cover the roof with climbing plants or vines for a Mediterranean feel.

Bespoke pergola

4. Eat outside whatever the weather in a summerhouse

As well as being a great place for storage, investing in a summerhouse means you won’t have to wait for the sunshine to enjoy a morning cup of tea or dine in your garden. This gorgeous and practical glass house design is from a recent project.

Bespoke summer house

5. Upgrade your BBQ or create an outdoor kitchen

Take advantage of our expertise in creating your perfect bespoke garden storage solution.  Why not consider creating an outdoor kitchen or BBQ area like the one below to take your outdoor dining to the next level.

Bespoke outdoor kitchen units

And finally

In your next project, consider including a raised planter or upgrading a store to have a living roof where you can cultivate an easily accessible herb and salad garden.

Bespoke store

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