Characteristics of summer kitchen design Leave a comment

The arrangement of this summer kitchen in a private home or cottage largely determines its functionality. It’s important that the area was visually appealing. Properly decorated room becomes a favourite location for all family members and guests. Let us consider the features of this design of the summer kitchen, taking into consideration the kind of construction and different facets of these projects.


Summer kitchen is nothing but a room for cooking and eating. It adds a reasonable share of comfort for those households in the countryside, especially if it serves as a dining room, an arbor for family or friendly parties, enjoyable noisy parties, getting a place to cook food on an open flame.

A distinctive aspect of this structure is that its design isn’t ordered by well-established standards. In this circumstance it is important to have your own idea about the design of this space of the summer home and a set of useful functions.

To make the area was comfortable and functional, initially for him to pick up the layout project. The shape of the building can be different. Frequently it is rectangular, although no less interesting options in the kind of a hexagon and octagon, as well as varieties with asymmetry, which can be a result of the presence of different slopes of the roofing.

Nonetheless, whatever the structure, there are two functional areas in it: cooking and eating.

All present varieties of summer buildings are divided into two groups: closed and open. Closed varieties are more like an ordinary house, but generally they do not have insulation.

The unconditional advantages of such constructions are:

  • Protection against bad weather (rain, wind, heat);
  • protection against insects (especially in the day ). 

Open type structures don’t have any walls, although some varieties of summer building may have one or two slabs, and a partition or regular cloth display. Such buildings appear original, they provide more unity with nature, yet this comfort is relevant only in good weather.

Based on practical considerations, these options are usually abandoned: in Russian latitudes, heat, rain and hail often present unpleasant surprises for the household and the structure itself. Such a construction will more quickly require repair, even if it’s made from durable materials.

For the building of an open type will take less construction materials, and for cooking you can use a portable charcoal grill. Choice of building could be temporary or stationary. But, all the household things located in this structure (including utensils and food) will be in the accessibility area of pets and insects. This isn’t to everybody’s liking.

As for the closed-type summer kitchens, they are more convenient because they’re protected from pets, even though the warmth from the stove or barbecue will cause some discomfort for the cook. For the building of such a construction will need more materials, while it will be built more thoroughly (will have to patch cracks up , plaster the outer ceilings). Look outside it will be easier than an open design, but if in addition to the enclosed space kitchen is going to have an outdoor pergola or terrace, this structure will be unique.

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