A garden summer house can be designed for a variety of uses. Many families often use them for entertaining in the summer time, installing them with an outdoor kitchen and a comfortable area for guests to enjoy. They can be built in a variety of sizes for your needs and a twelve-foot by sixteen-foot summer house will give you enough space for a nice comfortable dining area, as well as an indoor cooking area in case of bad weather.
Many people, in fact, will equip them with sleeping quarters for a place for their summer guests to enjoy some privacy or a place where the family can sleep in comfort outside the home. Placed just a short distance away from your home, you or your guests can find relaxation and comfort at home while actually feeling as though you are a million miles away. With screened-in windows, you or your guests can enjoy the summer weather at its best!
There are many styles you can choose for garden summer houses, as well. The gazebo style summer house will fit in with almost any garden style, depending upon the materials used. One built from red-cedar with an attached Oriental-styled cupola will give your garden the Asian feel and with sliding Plexiglass windows with screens, you can enjoy the summer weather while not being bothered by pesky insects. If you choose not to stain your cedar garden summer house, you'll find they will soon turn a silver-gray color which will give you a rustic, more weathered look.
The cottage style garden summer houses are popular with many, as it gives the feeling of home away from home. Rectangular in shape, they can be built from a wide variety of materials, as well as a wide variety of uses. Screened-in windows will allow for one to enjoy the summer breeze and built-in benches will allow for comfortable seating. You can even equip your garden summer house with plumbing should you want to.
Another popular style for a garden summer house is the Scandinavian. Some of the standard features of this style include a three-foot wide verandah, two front-fixed windows, and full-length glazed doors. Of course, there are many options you will be able to include, such as changing the verandah to five-feet wide or even having Georgian-styled windows installed.
The fact is garden summer houses can be whatever you want them to be. Whether you plan to use it for a place to entertain or a place for your summer guests to stay, it will be a structure that you and your family can enjoy the summer months in style and comfort.
You can order garden summer houses online or you can find plans to build your own.