5 ways to connect your kitchen to the garden

Summer has arrived. And after the long winter, we’re all eager to make the most of the sunshine. For so many of us, beautiful bespoke kitchens are the hub of the home and the perfect spot for connecting with the great outdoors. Step forward the indoor/outdoor kitchen, a happy, sunny place for cooking, eating and entertaining all year round. With roundhouse expertise we can create views, add warmth and let the light flood into your bespoke kitchen design – even when the weather isn’t playing ball.

So whether you have a compact cook space or a luxury big kitchen design, let roundhouse designers merge the inside with the out. From imaginative ways with glazing to rooms with a view and spirited colours, let roundhouse make your kitchen design the sunniest, happiest room in the whole house.

Open up the back wall

Swapping small windows and back doors for a fully glazed wall is one of the best ways to seamlessly blend your designer kitchen with the outside. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels that lead directly on to the garden will fill your kitchen design with natural light and fresh air. We can assess your footprint and help you decide whether bi-folds or space-saving sliding doors make the best use of upmarket kitchen designs. Maximise the breezy indoor/outdoor mood with hardwearing flooring that runs smoothly from kitchen to patio. It’s a brilliant design trick for opening up a small luxury kitchen room. If a full wall of glazing doesn’t suit, consider Crittall-style patio doors made from steel and glass. Industrial chic for luxury contemporary kitchens, big or small.

Create a window seat

For a super relaxing way to feel part of the garden, try a window seat like this one. The large, framed picture window creates a deep ledge, ideal for a padded seat and comfy cushions. It’s the ultimate perch to take in the views and still be part of the action in your luxury kitchen design. There’s so much to love about this feature: uninterrupted views to the garden, an extra seat for guests and an elegant shade to boost light when the sun goes down. Plus the warm timber window framing blends expertly with the bespoke kitchen cabinets. Attention to detail is what makes beautiful bespoke kitchens from roundhouse so extra special.

Go all out on green

To enhance the feeling that your kitchen design is part of the garden, it’s time to go green – in more ways than one. In this roundhouse kitchen, plants and foliage drape naturally from a fabulous light fixture suspended over the modern kitchen island. It’s a cool idea to boost the natural aesthetic and add a wow factor focal point. Colour is important too. Painting the bespoke cabinets in a lush leafy green hue, energises the indoor/outdoor ambience to another level we adore. The result: a kitchen dining design that won’t fail to bring you joy every single day. Going green has never looked so good…

Look overhead

Don’t forget to look up as well as out, when you want to connect your kitchen design to the great outdoors. If your bespoke kitchen design is in the middle of your home or on an upper level, using glass doors and windows is a challenge. That’s where our expertise can help. Installing a row of rooflights above a galley kitchen can provide an ever-changing view of the sky. Or how about going for something more ambitious for large kitchen dining room ideas. Here, a pitched roof of glazing above the bespoke kitchen island floods the space with natural light for a fresh, airy feel. The three large picture windows and cool porthole look out to trees and greenery – and ensure dingy corners are a thing of the past.

Room with a view

This might sound like an obvious one. But simply providing a view from bespoke kitchens can create the illusion of being connected to the garden. In older properties, that might mean restoring French doors and a Juliette balcony if you’re not on ground level. Consider lowering or enlarging a window using big panes of glass so you can keep in touch with the natural world outside.

Can you put a kitchen in a garden room?

With the right planning permission and building regulations in place, you can install a bespoke kitchen in a garden room. However, do be aware that a fully glazed conservatory can get really hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Direct sunlight can affect kitchen storage cabinets and appliances too. It’s a great idea to discuss all the options with one of our Roundhouse designers.

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, furniture or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showrooms; Wigmore St, Clapham, Fulham, Richmond, Cambridge, Guildford & Cheltenham and get planning!