Are you looking to spend more time outdoors this summer? If so, an outdoor kitchen may be the solution. If you are not a fan of outdoor kitchens, an indoor kitchen inspired by the outdoors may be just what you need! Outdoor kitchens often have bugs, are limited to a BBQ or grill, and depend on the elements. With an outdoor-inspired kitchen, you can enjoy plenty of natural light, fresh air, and enjoy outdoor elements such as greenery and wood finishes from the comfort of your home.
Incorporate skylights or large windows to let light in. This will create a brighter space, help you save on energy, and allow you to enjoy the longer days in the summer months. South-facing kitchens are the most ideal for maximizing natural light, however, they also create a warmer space. Consider blackout curtains or blinds, or solar shades to prevent your kitchen from turning into a heat box.
When deciding on materials, consider materials that you would see outdoors such as cement, wood, brick, and stone. Instead of going for lots of colour, try opting for neutrals. This will help create a more relaxing space that is bright and airy.
Plants are necessary for creating the ultimate outdoor-inspired kitchen. Layering plants of different heights, as well as a mix of potted and hanging plants is a great way to bring the outdoors inside. If your home is too small for a full garden, try a windowsill herb garden.
Create a more open concept layout for an bright and airy space. This includes organizing, removing clutter, and designing an efficient layout. It is beneficial to hire a construction professional to help maximize space by space planning.
Bring fresh air indoors with sliding doors, windows, or a kitchen pass-through. To prevent insects from coming in, mesh screens are highly recommended. There are special mesh screens for sliding doors that act as a zipper, which are fitting for entering and exiting the kitchen.
No matter the size of your kitchen, with the right layout, your kitchen can be transformed into an indoor oasis with the help of a FairTradeWorks Advisor. Let our team of experts handle the organizing, planning, budgets, and scheduling, so you can focus on enjoying your kitchen. Call (604) 264-7366 to speak with an Advisor today!