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The Summer Kitchen: 16 Favorite Indoor/Outdoor Kitchens from the Remodelista Archives

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The Summer Kitchen: 16 Favorite Indoor/Outdoor Kitchens from the Remodelista Archives

August 14, 2017

Consider it an upgrade from the window above the sink: kitchens that open fully to the outdoors, letting in summer breezes while you cook and encouraging dinners that spill onto the lawn in good weather (and back inside when the evening gets chilly). Here are 16 favorites.

Sliding glass doors, set on a corner and with hidden drains, connect outdoor dining space to kitchen in A Modern Farmhouse Kitchen in SF designed by Malcolm Davis.
Above: Sliding glass doors, set on a corner and with hidden drains, connect outdoor dining space to kitchen in A Modern Farmhouse Kitchen in SF designed by Malcolm Davis.
In a tiny indoor/outdoor kitchen, sliding doors open onto the water. See The Ultimate Houseboat in NYC.
Above: In a tiny indoor/outdoor kitchen, sliding doors open onto the water. See The Ultimate Houseboat in NYC.
A series of outdoor courtyards leads directly into the kitchen, no door included, in An Architect’s Indoor/Outdoor Dreamscape in Mallorca, Spain.
Above: A series of outdoor courtyards leads directly into the kitchen, no door included, in An Architect’s Indoor/Outdoor Dreamscape in Mallorca, Spain.
An architect-designed kitchen in a Sydney suburb features one long counter that stretches into a back patio. For more, see Kitchen of the Week: Indoor-Outdoor Cooking in Sydney.
Above: An architect-designed kitchen in a Sydney suburb features one long counter that stretches into a back patio. For more, see Kitchen of the Week: Indoor-Outdoor Cooking in Sydney.
We like this open-air kitchen with plenty of all-purpose shelving at March in San Francisco. Get the look via Steal This Look: The Deconstructed Outdoor Kitchen on Gardenista.
Above: We like this open-air kitchen with plenty of all-purpose shelving at March in San Francisco. Get the look via Steal This Look: The Deconstructed Outdoor Kitchen on Gardenista.
At An LA Ranch Rehab by Barbara Bestor and DISC Interiors, the entire living space, kitchen included, extends into an outdoor living and dining area.
Above: At An LA Ranch Rehab by Barbara Bestor and DISC Interiors, the entire living space, kitchen included, extends into an outdoor living and dining area.
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Above: In a townhouse in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood, Elizabeth Roberts installed floor-to-ceiling doors to open the kitchen and dining area to the backyard. The greenery that will eventually grow up the interior walls will also bring a sense of the outdoors in. For more, see Indoor/Outdoor Living, Brooklyn-Style.
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Above: In “the sparest version of what a weekend house can be,” the emphasis is on the outdoors: Even the industrial-style kitchen is situated in a screened porch. See our post In California Wine Country, A Family Campground (Plus Lap Pool).
Another rustic arrangement: A no-frills kitchen at the Fforest camp in Wales faces the outdoors and includes a selection of cast-iron pans. See Glamping Roundup: loading=
Above: Another rustic arrangement: A no-frills kitchen at the Fforest camp in Wales faces the outdoors and includes a selection of cast-iron pans. See Glamping Roundup: 12 Favorite Design-Worthy Camps, Tented Edition.
Over on Gardenista: Oversize sliding doors connect wild gardens to a kept kitchen in the U.K. See On the Market: A Modern Walled Garden (Moat Included) for $
Above: Over on Gardenista: Oversize sliding doors connect wild gardens to a kept kitchen in the U.K. See On the Market: A Modern Walled Garden (Moat Included) for $2.6M in Devon.
An unused garage becomes an indoor/outdoor kitchen with galvanized steel workspaces. See Paradise Found: A Garage Transformed into a Garden Pavilion on Gardenista.
Above: An unused garage becomes an indoor/outdoor kitchen with galvanized steel workspaces. See Paradise Found: A Garage Transformed into a Garden Pavilion on Gardenista.
Another way of extending the kitchen into the out-of-doors: using the same flooring in the kitchen and on the deck, as seen in Gardenista&#8
Above: Another way of extending the kitchen into the out-of-doors: using the same flooring in the kitchen and on the deck, as seen in Gardenista’s Architect Visit: A Puget Sound Cabin That Rests Lightly on the Land.
In an indoor/outdoor Hawaiian house, double doors open from kitchen to gravel courtyard. For more, see Architect Visit: Re-creating Old Hawaii on Kakapa Bay on Gardenista.
Above: In an indoor/outdoor Hawaiian house, double doors open from kitchen to gravel courtyard. For more, see Architect Visit: Re-creating Old Hawaii on Kakapa Bay on Gardenista.
In good weather, French doors open from the kitchen and dining room onto the backyard in An Antiquarian Farmhouse in Upstate New York, Transformed.
Above: In good weather, French doors open from the kitchen and dining room onto the backyard in An Antiquarian Farmhouse in Upstate New York, Transformed.
A full wall of steel-framed skyscraper windows provides a view onto a waterfall from the kitchen sink. See The Country Rental: A Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York.
Above: A full wall of steel-framed skyscraper windows provides a view onto a waterfall from the kitchen sink. See The Country Rental: A Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York.
A kitchen in a new extension on a North London House is bordered on two sides by glass for easy access to the yard. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Kavanagh Architects.
Above: A kitchen in a new extension on a North London House is bordered on two sides by glass for easy access to the yard. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Kavanagh Architects.

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