We all love our homes, that's for sure. But we are always thinking about doing something new, so it can always look cool and renovated. Even more nowadays, we are finding new ideas all over the internet all the time. This makes it easier on ourselves, because we can see the different styles and the different ideas we want to apply in our home.
This time, the new ideas we want to bring for you are all about summer kitchens. According to the website freshome.com, summer kitchens are a great alternative for summertime, and why? It is time for cookouts, BBQ's and outdoor entertaining. The problem is outdoor parties can be a little bit annoying with all that running back and forth, inside and out with serving dishes and food.
Outdoor kitchens can be the perfect answer for those problems. This way you can keep the party outside your house, enjoying, at the same time, the warm weather of summer. The website I just mentioned provides some great outdoor kitchen ideas to help you create your very own "outdoor cooking oasis":
Outdoor kitchens can match your modern home. In other words, the outdoor kitchen doesn't have to be "kitchy" and filled with cute Kiss the Cook aprons, rather it can be sleek and modern to match your style.
Outdoor kitchen storage.
Just like our indoor kitchens, our outdoor kitchens require ample cupboard space. When designing your outdoor space, make sure to include plenty of cabinets and storage solutions. Stainless steel cabinets are ideal for outdoor kitchens.
Make it a real room.
Consider your outdoor kitchen as you would a room in your home. By making it a cozy, covered space, you avoid cooking in the rain and include all the indoor amenities that make the space comfortable.
Optional: Add a wood burning pizza oven.
What can be better than a wood-fired pizza? Sometimes we don't want the same old hotdogs and hamburgers, so consider including a pizza oven in your outdoor kitchen space.
Be sure to include seating in your outdoor design. Make your space comfortable with a large table, plenty of chairs, cool drinks on hand in the outdoor fridge. You can even add a TV to the wall!
Don't forget lighting.
Most outdoor cookouts happen at night, so don't leave yourself in the dark. After all, who wants to cook with a flashlight? Take a cue from this outdoor kitchen by adding a multipurpose ceiling fan and light, allowing you to cook in a brightly lit space no matter what time of the day.
Unique outdoor flooring.
Consider experimenting with your outdoor flooring. There are plenty of tile and stone options that allow you to create your own unique design.
A sink is a must for outdoor cooking (especially when handling raw meat). Go the extra mile and hire a plumber to install a sink in your outdoor cooking space.
The summer kitchen you're about to see, is one made by us. Here you can observe the aspects that were mentioned above:
So if you're thinking about doing something different in your home, consider a summer kitchen, applying all of these ideas. It is the perfect place to gather your family and friends this summer!