Outdoor kitchen inspiration to transform your garden this summer                            

As the weather begins to (hopefully!) warm up and the evenings are long and dreamy the appeal for alfresco dining becomes all the more alluring. If you’ve been considering a stylish, fully-equipped outdoor kitchen redesign, then read on – our tips will have you lusting for open-air dining.

Make the most of your space

Essentially, an outdoor kitchen is an extension of your indoor kitchen space, but it gives you the flexibility to cook outdoors creating an entirely new dining experience. If you have an open kitchen design, consider bi-folding doors which seamlessly open out to let the two spaces flow in and out of each other, plus flooding the kitchen with natural light. Whereas, if you have a small kitchen, then an outdoor kitchen is the ideal solution for maximising your space.

Upgrade your cooking tools

Outdoor cooking areas have since evolved from the British favourite of the trusty barbeque. There are a multitude of options you should be considering that will allow you to show off an array of culinary skills. Upgrade and invest in a Mediterranean-style pizza oven, a trendy fire pit, or a brand new outdoor hob or grill. Not only will you be whipping up delicious freshly-cooked meals, but this stunning entertainment feature will be sure to impress your guests.

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Transform your dining area

A shabby-chic, white-painted wooden dining table with rustic wrought iron chairs will create a truly European alfresco feel. Soften the look and make it all the more inviting with some soft furnishings such as vibrant cushions or cosy blankets for keeping guests warm on cooler nights. But let’s also be realistic, we can’t always really on British weather, so it’d a good idea to incorporate a shelter that still provides enough ventilation for during cooking.

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