Check out these ideas for an alfresco cooking station. Many of us have come to value being out in the fresh air, and taking cooking outside is one way to maximise time spent in the garden. Whether you’re making food for family, friends, a partner or just yourself, rustling up a meal outdoors can make it a more relaxed and enjoyable experience.
Outdoor kitchens are a trend that is here to stay
What sets an outdoor kitchen apart from a standard BBQ or pizza oven is the addition of storage and a work surface – and, if possible, a sink or even an outdoor fridge. Similar to indoor kitchens there are lots of different layout options available. You should consider the size of the area available and allow yourself plenty of room for social gathering too. Cooking outside is usually a social event, so you should think about a seating or bar area in this space too.
Transform your garden with an outdoor kitchen
Outdoor kitchens, when possible, should be designed to function independently from indoor kitchens. Since storage is vital to the cooking and entertaining functions of your outdoor kitchen, it should be a priority in any residential outdoor kitchen project. Including ample amounts of storage space will give you the freedom to store outdoor cooking and eating utensils and supplies in your outdoor kitchen without the need for heading back inside.
The design is limitless
Installing an outdoor kitchen is like adding a whole new room to your home. It’s another living space that you can use and enjoy. And it doesn’t have to be a space you only enjoy in the summer. An outdoor kitchen can be a 24/7, year-round living space if you plan it right. By adding a fixed canopy this space can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Embrace the urban space
If you have a rooftop space, why not transform it into a modern urban retreat? By combining unencumbered city views with low-maintenance garden features, this rooftop becomes a perfect space for laid-back evening gatherings as well as envy-inducing summer parties.
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