Often the kitchen is the place where is used most often and when the summer is just around the corner if you don’t want to feel like you are in a bummer heated by the sun, you will need to consider some updates and reconfigurations of your kitchen. If you want to make a reunion with the outdoor space and feel the fresh air and the sun, the best decision will be to obtain pass-through windows or glass doors. If you have difficulties with your choice here we have prepared 10 fresh ideas that will blow your mind:
Focal point with glass-paned barn doors:
Choose a wall that look into the outdoor space and go fancy with one barn door trend. You can do that by installation of glass-paned barn-style sliding doors. This way you will get more light and beautiful views. Thus you will create an attractive focal point and if you have a lights in the garden you can enjoy it even in the evening.
Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Our suggestion is to go for sliders. The advantage of sliding glass doors is that they won’t take any extra space, but they can expand the kitchen’s area during nice weather.
Beach Glass Interior Designs
If you have a traditional home, the best choice for you would be the classic charm of the French doors to the garden. If you want the more terrific view may be you will need to consider new special features to add in the garden (fountain or greenery).
Melton Design Build
For the modern and contemporary homes, a good idea would be the folding windows. They have minimal frames and when they are folded up, the kitchen is completely open up, and they allow the sun and the breeze to freely enter in the room.
Melton Design Build
In addition of folding windows add an outdoor bar. Consider pass-through access to the kitchen and wide eave above the bar, so you can protect it from the sun in the most heated days.
If your major goal is to have more light, an accordion-style glass doors that completely fold away are very good option. Thus way the garden patio will be revealed but keep in mind that a light at the end of the room is essential.
If you have a solid door in the end of the kitchen, it will look very dark from outside and with glass doors the patio and the kitchen will be felt more welcoming and spacious.
If you have a galley type kitchen consider glass doors, first to open the view to the backyard, second to access more easily the outdoor dining area, if you have one. If you do not have, you can take advantage of the extra light and the space will be felt larger.
If you don’t want huge changes you can try a small swap with greats results. For example, you can change the solid kitchen door with the one from glass and even painting the frame in bright color. You can see that these changes are small but it gives you extra light and view to the outdoors.
If you have a solid budget, you can try to open an entire side of the kitchen. Buy doors that fold away, opening as much space as you want, and they will make magic with your home.
Cairn Construction Inc.
Our last suggestion is airplane-hangar-style doors. It represents garage-style doors but taken to the next level. The designer have add a hinge in the middle that give them a striking look. Also this option is very space saving because they fold up, instead of sliding into the space.