With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering if there’s a place for mini kitchens in the garden. After all, dining alfresco is a big part of British culture, with millions of us heading outside for meals once the weather heats up. The good news is, installing a kitchen in the garden isn’t unheard of. In fact, outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular in recent years. Keep reading to learn more about outdoor kitchens.
What Is An Outdoor Kitchen?
An outdoor kitchen is just that – a kitchen made for the outdoors. Freestanding with key appliances such as a hob, sink and optional fridge, it includes everything you need to prepare meals and snacks outside. An outdoor kitchen serves as an extension of your home, allowing you to cook, dine and entertain in your garden not just in the summer but all year round.
Where To Install A Kitchen In The Garden
Choosing the right location for your outdoor kitchen is important. Take some time to consider how you will use it – will it be used for family meals or for big social gatherings? Think about how the sunlight moves around the garden too. Try to find a spot that’s sunny at the times you will want to use the kitchen most and also has plenty of space for cooking and dining. You may also want to consider whether you want the kitchen to be close to the house for greater convenience or further into the garden, perhaps near your fruit and vegetable patch.
Do I Need Planning Permission For An Outdoor Kitchen?
The good news is that you shouldn’t need to obtain planning permission to install an outdoor kitchen since it’s not considered to be a permanent structure. However, if you live in a listed building or a conservation area, we recommend checking with your local authority beforehand. There may also be limitations on where it can be located near a boundary and on height.
Choose Elfin For Outdoor Kitchens
Many people are choosing Elfin for the best quality outdoor kitchens. Expertly designed and manufactured, they’re not only practical but incredibly stylish and durable. Their high-quality brushed stainless steel worktops aren’t just sleek and modern but resistant to heat, corrosion and the effects of the elements.
Our outdoor kitchens are available in two sizes to suit your needs, with their compact build ensuring that they’ll fit effortlessly into your outside space. An outdoor kitchen will be delivered to your home fully assembled, which means you can start cooking up a storm almost straight away.
Our mini kitchens are ideal for use outdoors due to their compact build and resistance to the weather. To find out more about our outdoor kitchens, get in touch today. Call 01206 545700 to speak to our friendly team or send us a message via our website. We’re on hand to provide you with more information about our stylish and durable outdoor kitchens.