In summer, we would all like to spend more time outdoors in our garden or on our terrace. Having a covered outdoor kitchen with a dining area is an ideal and convenient way to spend even more time in your outdoor area. Today, you will discover a selection of some covered outdoor kitchens with dining area and share with you some useful tips how to properly decorate and decorate this space.
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The covered outdoor kitchen or not
Eating is vital. We cook almost every day. Imagine that you can now enjoy your outdoors while preparing the meal. The covered outdoor kitchen makes this outdoor activity possible! But before making your choice of furniture and utensils there are some essential tips to consider. In the following lines you will discover our useful layout and decoration tips, as well as an outdoor kitchen photo gallery.
Outdoor kitchen covered or not?
Covering your exterior (kitchen, living room, dining room) is usually a good idea. Some outdoor spaces, especially those that are larger, require the use of a pergola . While others, those who are smaller and can be moved, do not really need a pergola. In short, no matter what model your outdoor kitchen is, having a pergola in your backyard is always helpful. The current trend in exterior and interior design is to focus on multifunctional and mobile design solutions. In this way, one optimizes one’s living space and one can transform it according to one’s needs. A space, several functions.
Choosing the location of your covered outdoor kitchen is important.
You can not everywhere install your new outdoor covered kitchen and you know it well. It must be installed in a place where it will not encumber the passage. Installing it near the indoor kitchen is not a bad idea, it will facilitate access to both and you can move quietly. Functionality, comfort, mobility. We love the idea of creating an indoor kitchen that turns into an outdoor kitchen in summer. A kitchen, two spaces – one inside, the other outside. In this type of kitchen, we strongly recommend the setting of a removable kitchen island (see photo below).
What use, what needs?
How you design your covered outdoor kitchen or not also depends on the use you make of it. Do you like to cook often or occasionally? If you want to have a kitchen for barbecues from time to time, then you do not need a big kitchen. In this case, we recommend you opt for a small practical and functional model. Even better, you can choose an outdoor kitchen model that is easy to store. When winter comes, store it in the garage and take it out again next spring.
Lighting: an essential element for any outdoor space
Which fixtures to choose for its interior or exterior space is an issue not to be taken lightly. In most cases, lighting is the element that sets the mood in the evening. The perfect lighting is neither too strong nor too subdued. You have to find the right amount of light and this is not always easy. To make this task a success, we advise you to start by installing small luminaires and putting them in different places. And if you want to not only light, but also decorate your exterior at once, opt for light garlands. Having an outdoor kitchen on the roof of a building is a funny idea, but urban gardeners also want to enjoy a barbec ‘from time to time. The kitchen-dining room (pictured below) has been very well appointed. It is modern and has everything necessary to enjoy comfortably. Bricks and woods: a marriage always successful! In the next exterior, we discover a garden with fireplace and a kitchen area plus island with modern bar. The kitchen and the island with bar are covered while the living room is not covered. You can hide from the sun or rain under the pergola of the bar and then return to the chair enjoying the sun. Not bad is not it ? Outdoor kitchen and pool, it’s already not bad! Cooking next to the pool is a funny idea, but installing a bar not at all. Having a small fridge with cold drinks and snacks next to the pool is a very good idea.
Making your own outdoor kitchen is possible.
It is very easy to design a small kitchenette in wooden pallet. You can also make your dining area and garden furniture from pallets and it’s really super easy and low price. You will find many publications dedicated to this topic on our platform . Wood is the best material to use for any outdoors. Natural and warming the atmosphere, it is also very accessible, even for very small budgets. Wood is THE material of all times. The concrete and steel kitchen is always associated with the industrial style. We like its clean and mineral side.
Outdoor kitchen ideas covered or not made of bricks
The bricks are super strong and have a very charming old-fashioned aesthetic. In addition, they are one of the most accessible materials on the market. If you have a large outdoor area and you want to have a large covered outdoor kitchen with dining area and all sorts of assets, you can opt for a brick kitchen. In industrial style interiors, decorative bricks are often exhibited. It is true that their industrial side has made them very popular in recent years. Outside, you can afford the use of real bricks. The kitchen model below is very simple and functional. It was made from large stones in brick shapes and stainless steel. Modern and stylish, it can easily adapt to all outdoor design styles. And still some ideas in photos of outside cooking covered or not …