Brisbane Samford KitchenContemporary Kitchen, Brisbane
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Indoor-outdoorIn a climate that practically begs you to come outside and enjoy the weather, eating alfresco for the majority of the year means a formal dining room is totally impractical. What’s more, with the rise in solid-roof verandahs, serveries and full outdoor kitchens, eating outside is becoming a year-round activity.
1. Indoors/outdoor space Take advantage of our fantastic climate and look at where you can combine indoor and outdoor areas to extend your entertaining capacity. It’s really useful if the outdoor area also includes some form of cooking space, such as a barbecue, so you can spread the load and utilise both areas. It also helps if your outdoor space can be used as an extra seating/ dining area, either casual or formal, if you are expecting the masses to descend.Build the perfect outdoor kitchen
4. Wheeled tableIntroducing a wheeled high table on to an outdoor terrace or deck gives a space plenty of flexibility. It’s ideal when a family dines outside with easy access to the barbie area and kitchen. But if the owners are planning to have a special occasion with a large group, the wheeled table can simply be moved to a corner and used for drinks and glasses, various platters or finger foods.
Extend your inside kitchen.If the outdoor kitchen is as close to the indoor kitchen as this one, carry on the look and feel outside as well as in. In this example, hard-wearing stone benchtops have been matched to the inside, while the high leaner and bar stools match the look of the cabinetry. The result is that – even with the doors closed – the kitchen area looks bigger, flowing seamlessly across your back deck.
The same kitchen opens up to the outdoors, with a seamless extension that can be separated with bi-fold doors.TELL USWhich of these kitchen designs is your favourite? Let us know in the Comments.MORE20 Bathroom Storage Ideas Loved by Australian Houzzers14 Kitchen Storage Solutions Houzzers are Shouting About16 Common Kitchen Dilemmas Solved
Indoor-outdoor flowHistorically, kitchens tended to be situated as far away as possible from the social or private rooms in a home due to the smell, heat, and often unsanitary conditions. While they moved toward the centre of the home during the 20th century, they have moved to the back of the home again in recent decades as indoor-outdoor flow and outdoor cooking and dining has become characteristic of modern life.
7. The outdoor kitchenThis creative outdoor experience literally extrudes the inside to the outside, mimicking the white and stainless steel materials found in the kitchen within to create an extension outside that would be welcome in any home. With the entire back wall of the house open to the outside, the kitchens appear as one. The durable stone benchtops of the internal kitchen are used outside and the traditional stainless steel oven and cooktop appliances are replicated with outdoor appliances in the form of a barbecue and side burners. Even the cabinetry of the outdoor kitchen takes its design cue from the kitchen cabinets within. What makes this outdoor kitchen/dining area work so well is the integration of all the design components that work well together. The proportions and site lines are carried through from inside to outside and appear seamless.20 amazing outdoor kitchens
Or how about going the full haul and incorporating a fully decked out kitchen with built-in barbecue, sink and wine fridge? Your benchtop could continue out from an indoor island bench or perhaps the bench could continue out along a shared wall.Either way, these solutions are perfect when creating a connection between both spaces.