Of course, not necessarily in the garden. Perhaps, to the courtyard, to the terrace, to the veranda, to the gazebo standing next to it … In general, our site of advice is ready to tell you what the pros and cons will have a kitchen with a separate exit to the street. And show examples of the design of such a walk-through room.
Yes, a kitchen with a separate exit to the street will be a walk-through room. So what, you say, but what about kitchens with balconies, which are often found in apartment buildings? There is a difference. Yes, there are also two exits in the kitchen with a balcony or loggia, but no one will come in there from the street in a crowd in dirty shoes. And the kitchen with a separate entrance invites guests – “Come in, why stomp through the whole house!”. As a result, you need to think over this moment, organize an area where guests can take off their shoes – change their shoes, just organize a convenient passage. This is a clear disadvantage, especially if the kitchen itself is small..
However, we admit that kitchens in private houses, especially with a separate exit to the street, are always made quite spacious. So the problem with the entrance area is solved, as well as with the place for opening the door. In the trend are glass doors, French windows, which make the kitchen very sunny, add natural light. But in the summer, if the kitchen faces south, this can be a problem. Through the glass door, the room will be too hot, you will have to hide from the sun’s rays behind roller shutters, blinds, curtains. Again a moment to think about.
In addition, it is important what kind of view will open behind your door from the kitchen. Agree that garbage cans, as in the photo presented by us, are not the best neighborhood. Although the garbage is, of course, not far away.
Of course, the main plus of a kitchen with a separate exit to the street is the ability to expand the recreation area. In such cases, the vast majority of homeowners equip a terrace or veranda outside the door where you can receive guests. The cooking area is close by, everything is convenient and practical. But in the Russian climate, you won’t be able to use an open terrace for a very long time. Therefore, you should do the glazing, how to do it, the portal has already written. A glazed veranda with installed heaters will significantly expand the size of the kitchen and get a cozy corner for gatherings at any time of the year.
In warm climates, the kitchen can be fully opened using the sliding door system. Nice, yes, but, again, not for Russian realities. Also, think about annoying insects. You cook in the summer, the door to the kitchen is wide open from the street, who can fly to you for the aroma of delicious food? Anyone! Therefore, you will have to use either curtains against insects, or never turn off the devices that scare away annoying winged “visitors”. Also a moment over which we advise you to ponder.
We state: a kitchen with a separate exit to the garden or terrace is a good solution for a private house. You can conveniently receive guests in an additional recreation area, go straight from the garden, without stomping through the house with the harvested crop. The room turns out to be very bright, but you will have to resolve issues with the passage area, a place where you can leave outdoor shoes, choose a reliable and durable floor covering, protect yourself from insects and too bright sunlight. That is why, often, the owners simply equip an additional summer kitchen, which is used only in the warm season..