With summer on it’s way, our minds naturally turn to barbecues and entertaining. However, with the British weather as unpredictable as it is, relying solely on the garden can be a little risky. A beautiful, sun-drenched kitchen is the ideal space to entertain guests and make the most of the longer days, and Rencraft have some wonderful ideas to help you get the most of the Summer months.
It’s impossible to create a summer kitchen without a lot of natural light. Bi-folding doors and floor to ceiling windows leading out to the garden are the perfect way to fill a room with sunshine and invite the outside in. Throwing these open during hot summer days creates one huge space that’s perfect for entertaining. People can move easily between the barbecue in the garden and salad bar on the kitchen island, blurring the lines between the house and garden.
Colour is another crucial aspect when it comes to creating an atmosphere in a kitchen. Fresh greens and blues are a great choice for summer, adding to the illusion of combining the inside and outside. Natural woods and plenty of leafy plants keeps this look warm as well as bright, and the zing delivered by bright accessories adds a summery edge to the scheme.
For a kitchen that can comfortably handle large gatherings during the summer months, it is important to ensure that it flows and works well, even when there’s a group of people waiting for a cold drink from the fridge. Independent islands not only look amazing, but create a central space for people to gather with plenty of routes in and out of the kitchen. These open plan spaces also allow the chef to socialise with the guests without having to run back and forth between the cooking and dining areas.
Summer is the perfect time to bring friends and family together, and ‘the heart of the home’ is the natural place for everyone to gather. Rencraft design their kitchens according to the individual needs of each homeowner, ensuring beautiful spaces which are completely personal to you.
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