Characteristics of summer kitchen Layout

The arrangement of this summer kitchen at a private home or cabin largely determines its performance. It is necessary that the area was visually appealing. Properly decorated room becomes a favourite place for all family members and guests. Let’s consider the features of this design of this summer kitchen, taking into account the type of construction and distinct facets of the projects.


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

A distinctive aspect of this structure is the fact that its design is not dictated by well-established criteria. In this circumstance it’s necessary to have your own idea about the plan of this area of the summer home and a set of useful functions.

To make the area was functional and comfortable, originally for him to pick up the layout project. The shape of the building can be different. Often it’s rectangular, although no less interesting options in the kind of a hexagon and octagon, in addition to forms with asymmetry, which may be a result of the existence of different slopes of the roofing. On occasion the construction and even looks like a roof, held on four columns-supports.

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

All present varieties of summertime buildings are divided into two categories: open and closed. Closed varieties are similar to an ordinary house, but generally they do not have insulation.

The unconditional Benefits of such structures are:

  • Protection from bad weather (rain, wind, heat);
  • protection against pests (especially in the evening). 

Open type constructions don’t have any walls, though some varieties of summertime building may have a couple of slabs, along with a partition or ordinary cloth display. Such buildings look original, they provide more unity with nature, yet this relaxation is relevant only in good weather.

Based on practical considerations, these choices are usually abandoned: in Russian latitudes, warmth, rain and hail often present unpleasant surprises for your family and the structure itself. Such a construction will quickly require repair, even if it is made from durable materials.

Choice of construction could be static or temporary. However, all the household things found in this structure (such as utensils and food) will maintain the accessibility area of pets and insects. This is not to everybody’s liking.

In terms of the closed-type summer kitchens, they’re more convenient because they are protected from pets, even though the warmth from the stove or barbecue will create some distress for the cook. For the building of such a construction will need more stuff, while it will be built more thoroughly (will need to patch cracks up , plaster the outer ceilings). Look outside it’s going to be easier than an open layout, but if along with the enclosed space kitchen is going to have an outdoor pergola or terrace, this structure will be special.

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