In the garden not only eating, but also cooking, a dream of many garden owners. With the right planning, this wish does not have to remain a fiction.
In the high season, from May to September, the garden becomes the second living room. Whenever the weather permits, we work in the garden, relax and also grill. The whole day is spent in the garden and of course we eat there. To prepare the evening meal is not particularly difficult, simply “throw on” the grill and off we go. But for breakfast and a possible lunch snack the preparation proves to be a bit more difficult. All food and crockery must be brought from home or “dragged” from the kitchen to the terrace or garden. An extremely annoying affair that arouses the desire for a garden kitchen in many garden owners. There is nothing to stop you from doing this if you are thoroughly involved with the planning in advance. If everything is well thought out, you will soon be the happy owner of an outdoor kitchen.
Step 1 – Choose the right location
In order to be able to cook outdoors, an appropriate location must of course be available. It is best to make your selection on site, because this is the only way to have an exact view of where your garden kitchen could be in the future. Make sure that the spot for the outdoor kitchen is in a weather-protected area. Ideally, this location is already roofed over, which will protect your garden kitchen from rain.
Summarized: the most important points at a glance
- Select location, take weather conditions into account
- Determine space requirement, note dimensions exactly
- Check possibilities for electricity and water connection
- Fitting furniture and appliances into the floor plan
- Keeping an overview of your budget
I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide. I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.