Make the most of the summer months with a kitchen design that links the inside with the outside. The Resident checks out 5 clever ways to open up your kitchen to the garden…
Story: Kara O’Reilly
1 Frameless windows
Create the sense of an uninterrupted flow between inside and out by installing frameless windows. Make the most of it by adding comfortable window seats that allow you to sit back and wallow in the views.
Bespoke kitchen, from £35,000, martinmoore.com
2 Outdoor kitchen
This striking kitchen extension with corner opening bi-fold doors and abutting outdoor cooking area was designed by project specialists, Architect Your Home. A great idea for those who love a BBQ!
Prices depend on size and scale of project, see architect-yourhome.com
3 Garden room
Turn your garden into a proper outdoor room with a comfortable seating area – link it back to your kitchen by choosing a colour scheme in complementary shades.
Classic painted bespoke kitchen, from £35,000, roundhousedesign.com
4 Add skylights
The clean, crisp lines of this contemporary kitchen are complemented by the Crittall-style floor-to-ceiling doors and paned skylights, allowing light to flood the room.
Kitchen, from £20,000, laurencepidgeon.com
5 Seamless transition
The owners of this kitchen have replaced the back wall of their house with a set of bi-folding doors that fully open up to allow a seamless transition between the room and the garden.
Schuller kitchens, from £20,000, from hollowayskitchens.com