Rustic Outdoor Kitchen Designs – Simple Means Functional
We all remember our grandparents’ summer outdoor kitchen in the countryside, those neatly arranged spaces that became the household’s center of gravity during those hot summer days. In the West, an outdoor kitchen is not a commonplace element for any home, so the idea may seem foreign at first. But since people tend to give outdoor spaces more attention, seeking refuge in the open sky, such kitchens are starting to raise interest. Blow are several examples of rustic outdoor kitchen designs.
The first image shows a summer kitchen, simple with furniture made of wood beams put together under a corrugated galvanized iron roof. The furniture, most probably made at home, give the space that rustic air while the flower pots bring some vitality.
An outdoor summer kitchen island, connected to the green space in the garden, is the ideal place to cook in a relaxing atmosphere. Again, the space is personalized, perfectly integrated, built by own devices and materials.
This time we have a summer kitchen with a modern appearance, equally elegant and well set in the surrounding landscape. The whole ensemble is focused around the stone used as the main construction material, with the gravel space in the foreground adding some interest.
A kitchen on a covered terrace, in a Mediterranean landscape, in which stone plays a central role. The kitchen is discreetly attached to the side of the house, while the central area is dedicated to socializing activities.
Return to the rustic spaces, wood and stone again make that perfect symbiosis and create a functional space, full of harmony and originality.
Even though the general aspect is rustic, you can give the outdoor kitchen some modern flavors by adding a bar counter or accessories that bring dynamism to the space, such as pendant lights.
Again, an open air kitchen which gravitates around the wood-stone tandem, completed by the greenery space just yards away.
The final image shows an outdoor kitchen on a Spanish property. The kitchen seems to be an expansion of the stone house and an integral part of the wall behind. The red wicker chairs come to diversify the chromatic landscape.
Sources: Homestratosphere.com, Pinterest.com, Houzz.com