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Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Looking to refresh your outdoor kitchen space this spring in time for those summer days? Why not design your very own outdoor kitchen? Outdoor kitchens create the perfect space for hosting friends and family for a much needed catch up, with some good food thrown in too! Take a look at our top Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for tips and inspiration for designing your own outdoor space.

– Ensure a Comfortable Dining Space

Vital to any kitchen design is a comfortable dining space. This doesn’t have to end with your interiors. When hosting friends outside, you need to ensure they have somewhere to sit, and if it’s a bigger party, its vital to include a table to sit around. Outdoor dining areas create a convivial space that’s perfect for all your BBQ needs in the summer time. Use to display your array of food to your guests, and give them somewhere sturdy to construct their burger! We love the luxurious look and feel of this classic wood table with navy blue outdoor garden chairs. Our Calacatta Gold Porcelain Paving Slabs compliment this space perfectly with their realistic marble effect enhancing the feel of expense and luxury.

Outdoor dining space with wooden table and navy blue chairs, on modern marble effect outdoor patio tiles.
Above, Calacatta Gold Porcelain Paving Slabs

– Built in BBQ’s

A way of ensuring you get the most out of your outdoor dining experience all summer long is to introduce a BBQ built into a nice set of countertops. This creates an ultra luxurious garden scheme that you and your guests are sure to use for the whole summer, and even longer. With counter tops either side of the BBQ you’re sure to have plenty of space to prepare food and rest your utensils in between flipping burgers. It also opens the opportunity for an outdoor bar area, or breakfast bar, to add extra seating. This neutral scheme uses wood slat cupboards with a stone countertop for a natural look, enhanced beautifully by our Trail Quartzita 20×30 Matt Slab Tiles.

Neutral stone effect slab tiles across outdoor kitchen space with outdoor BBQ and stone effect countertops.
Above, Trail Quartzita 20×30 Matt Slab Tiles

– Create a Cosy Atmosphere

The feeling of winding down on a summer evening when you’ve eaten good food and had a laugh with friends is one that us Brits can’t get enough of. But, the unpredictable British weather can often put a downer on the fun. Introduce a firepit to your outdoor kitchen, ready for when the sun goes down and things get a bit chilly. The atmosphere created by the firepit is cosy and warm, perfect for catching up with loved ones. This one is perfectly complimented by our Witton Noir 20mm Porcelain Paving Slabs, creating an idyllic modern, contemporary space, packed with character.

Dark grey outdoor paving slabs with modern black firepit and grey garden chairs.
Above, Witton Noir 20mm Porcelain Paving Slabs

– Bring the Indoors Out

One way of ensuring that you feel comfortable in the garden is to open up your indoor space, making it feel like part of the garden. Big sliding doors can create the feeling that your indoor kitchen can become an outdoor one, with the spaces being interchangeable. Walk straight out of your kitchen with plates of yummy food ready to be presented to your guests in the garden! Choose a tile that can be used indoors and outdoors to use across your home and garden to create a cohesive, seamless look.

Indoor and outdoor tiles across kitchen and garden space with large sliding doors.
Above, Serpentine Multi Colour Stone Effect Tiles

What are the benefits of an outdoor kitchen?

Other than being an amazing way of hosting your guests, outdoor kitchens have some other benefits too! These include:

  • Keeps food smells outdoors
  • Extends your living space
  • Increases house value
  • You’ll spend more time outdoors
  • Wider variety of meals can be cooked outside

We hope you have an idea of where to take your outdoor space this summer and how to make the most of an outdoor kitchen! Don’t forget to tag us in images of your summer time gardens on Instagram, @Wallsandfloors, we love seeing your projects!

Lucy Tillyard
Lucy Tillyard