April 11, 2023

7 Must-See Sunken Seating Areas

You have to see these sunken seating areas. They take any backyard design to the next level and instantly elevate an outdoor space.

We get asked to add sunken seating areas to our designs more than almost any other element.

And for a good reason.

They can give your yard that ‘wow factor’ and help separate your space into cozy areas for you to enjoy.

Plus, they add interest, depth, and dimension to any outdoor space.

One of the things we get asked all the time is…

…WHAT happens when it rains and you have a sunken seating area in your yard?

Keep scrolling for a look at our seven favorite sunken seating areas and make sure you keep reading all the way to the end because we’re sharing the answer to this question and a price breakdown so you know how much to budget for a sunken seating area in your yard.

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A Floating Sunken Seating Area In A Monochromatic Backyard Spa


This might be the most opulent sunken seating area we’ve ever created. It’s seriously cozy and accented by a sleek rain curtain, modern design, and all the lavish details you’d find at the most luxurious 5-star resorts.

A Sunken Seating Area In A Small Yard


This sunken seating area creates a cozy corner for relaxing in this tiny yard. It includes lighting and a custom fire table that’s perfect for spending an evening under the stars.

A Floating Sunken Seating Area That's Perfect For Enjoying The View


This dreamy floating seating area is the ultimate space for luxury lounging. It’s the perfect oasis and, especially because it’s connected to the rest of the yard with floating walkways.

A Sunken Seating Area Gives This Small Yard Depth And Dimension


A sunken seating area is a great way to create the illusion that a yard is much larger than it is—and that’s exactly the case for this outdoor space. The stunning sunken zone instantly elevates the entire yard thanks to the depth and dimension it adds to this area.

A Floating Sunken Seating Area With Hidden Details


This sunken seating area is more like a full-blown entertainment zone–complete with comfy lounges, a stunning fire table, and even a TV. There’s no better place to watch the game.

A Sunken Seating Area That's Part Lounge and Part Swim Up Bar


This sunken fire feature and seating area is as gorgeous after dark as it is during the day—making it the perfect place to unwind—no matter what time it is.

A Yard That's Both Family-Friendly And Elegant


This family-friendly backyard resort proves that your outdoor area can be both beautiful and functional. The sunken seating area is both cozy and safe for kids to enjoy.


A Santorini-Inspired Backyard Resort With A Floating Island Seating Area


This may not be a sunken seating area, but we had to add it as a bonus pick to our list because it’s one of our all-time favorite fire and seating areas. The floating platform is the stand-out feature in this organic modern yard and a seriously serene place to enjoy.

So, what happens when it rains?

We get asked this all the time: what happens when rains? 


And, how much does a sunken seating area cost? 


Watch the video below to learn exactly how a sunken seating area works and how much you can expect to spend when you want to add one to your backyard.

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