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Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space

Updated: May 22

At GKHQ we’ve always enjoyed outdoor living when the weather gets warmer. We have a dining and cooking area under a cover – you never know when it might rain, it is England after all! – and this is all easily accessed from our kitchen through sliding doors.

Since lockdown, a great many of our clients have wanted to make the most of their outdoor space and outdoor living, and looked to create a area that merges indoor and outdoor living spaces to create a more seamless flow between the two. An indoor-outdoor kitchen design can provide the perfect balance of comfort, convenience, and style while allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

If you're considering an indoor-outdoor kitchen design, here are some tips to help you create a beautiful and functional space:

1. Think About How You'll Use the Space

Before you begin designing your indoor-outdoor kitchen, it's important to consider how you'll use the space. Will you be cooking and entertaining primarily indoors, outdoors, or a mix of both? This will help you determine how to allocate your resources and design your space to meet your specific needs.

2. Choose Durable Materials

Since anything outdoors is exposed to the elements, it's important to choose materials that can withstand the wear and tear of the British weather. Look for materials like stainless steel, stone, and concrete that are both durable and stylish.

3. Incorporate Plenty of Natural Light

One of the benefits of an indoor-outdoor kitchen is the abundance of natural light. Consider installing large windows or sliding glass doors to let in plenty of sunshine and create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living spaces.

4. Invest in Quality Appliances

When designing an indoor-outdoor kitchen, it's important to invest in quality appliances that can stand up to the elements. Look for appliances that are designed for outdoor use, like stainless steel grills, to ensure they last for years to come.

5. Add Some Greenery

Don’t forget to add some greenery to your indoor-outdoor kitchen design. Incorporating plants and herbs not only adds a pop of colour and texture but also enhances the natural feel of your space.

We can help you create a beautiful and functional indoor-outdoor kitchen design that seamlessly blends your indoor and outdoor living spaces. Contact us today to have a chat about design ideas.

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