Blending indoor and outdoor spaces has gained immense popularity in recent years. One area where this design concept truly shines is the kitchen. After all, there’s nothing like cooking, dining, and entertaining near your backyard, where all can enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors.
Here are three great ways to connect seamlessly between your kitchen and the outdoors.
1. Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors don’t look like barriers separating the kitchen and your garden or patio. They serve as a magnificent gateway that effortlessly extends your living space into the outdoors. They provide a sense of continuity, allowing copious amounts of sunlight indoors and highlighting the outdoor landscape throughout the day. Consider energy-efficient sliding doors with double glazing and weatherproof framing material to maintain consistent indoor temperatures.
2. Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Area
Incorporating an outdoor kitchen and dining area is one room addition that takes aesthetics and functionality a step further. Setting it up with a countertop, sink, and grill allows you to prepare, cook, and serve food to guests al fresco. This layout encourages outdoor gatherings, from holiday get-togethers with extended family members to simple dinner parties with friends. Make it more inviting with a pergola or retractable awning for shade and comfort.
Especially in San Diego, outdoor living areas often become one of the most used areas of the home. Including a large flatscreen TV and heaters above can make this space even more inviting.
3. Window Pass-Through or Countertop Bar
Another way to connect the kitchen and the outdoors is with a pass-through window. Adding a large window that opens from the kitchen and allows guests to sit at a countertop bar with stools is an innovative yet simple approach to blending indoors and outdoors. It also makes serving meals a cinch.
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When you open up your kitchen to the outdoors, you can achieve a sense of freedom and connection to nature. Marrokal Design & Remodeling can guide you through the planning phase to the actual construction process. Let us show you examples and answer your questions at our home remodeling seminars. Join us at our Design Center and enjoy lunch on us! Register for our seminars; space is limited.