The arrangement of the summer kitchen at a private home or cabin largely determines its functionality. It’s necessary that the space was aesthetically attractive. Let’s consider the features of the design of this summer kitchen, taking into consideration the kind of construction and distinct aspects of these projects.


Summer kitchen is only a room for cooking and eating. It adds a fair share of comfort for the families in the countryside, especially if it acts as a dining terrace, an arbor for family or friendly gatherings, enjoyable noisy parties, even becoming a place to cook food on an open fire.

A distinctive feature of this structure is the fact that its design is not ordered by well-established criteria. In this case it’s necessary to have your own idea about the design of the space of the summer home and a pair of useful functions.

To produce the area was comfortable and functional, originally for him to pick up the layout project. The form of the construction can differ. Often it’s rectangular, although no less interesting solutions in the form of a hexagon and octagon, as well as forms with asymmetry, which may be due to the existence of different slopes of the roof.

Nonetheless, regardless of what the construction, there are two functional areas inside: cooking and eating.

All existing varieties of summer buildings are divided into two groups: open and closed. Closed varieties are similar to an ordinary home, but generally they don’t have insulation.

The unconditional Benefits of such structures are:

  • Protection against bad weather (rain, wind, heat);
  • protection against pests (especially in the day ). 

Open type structures don’t have any walls, although some varieties of summertime construction may have one or two slabs, and a partition or regular textile screen.

According to practical considerations, these options are often abandoned: from Russian latitudes, warmth, rain and hail often pose unpleasant surprises for the household and the arrangement itself. This type of structure will more quickly require repair, even if it’s made from durable materials.

When it’s thought that the walls for cooking isn’t needed, then in cool, windy weather that the place at the table won’t be comfy. For the construction of an open kind will take less construction materials, and for cooking you can use a portable charcoal grill. Option of building could be temporary or stationary. However, all of the household items found in this structure (including food and utensils ) will be in the accessibility area of insects and pets. This is not to everyone’s liking.

In terms of the closed-type summer kitchens, they are more convenient because they are protected from pets, although the heat from the stove or barbecue will cause some distress for the cook. For the construction of such a construction will need more stuff, while it’s going to be built more thoroughly (will need to patch up cracks, plaster the outer ceilings). Look outside it’s going to be simpler than an open layout, but if along with the enclosed space kitchen is going to have an outdoor pergola or terrace, this structure will be unique.