10 Walk-Out Kitchens That Get the Indoor-Outdoor Connection Right
Opening the kitchen to the yard can enhance your lifestyle no matter where you live
In this La Jolla, California, LEED Platinum home from Hill Construction, a folding door system opens up the kitchen, dining room and patio into one extended living space. Concrete flooring inside mirrors the large square poured-concrete pavers outdoors, while an outdoor seating area near the gas grill provides plenty of room to spread out and keep the cook company.
Tip: Take your local climate into account when deciding whether or how much to open your kitchen to the great outdoors. Those in a mild climate — like coastal Southern California — are likely to get a lot more use from a walk-out kitchen than, say, someone living in Minnesota. That’s not to say that Minnesotans can’t have an indoor-outdoor kitchen, but it would likely take on a different form than this one to make sense during the (many) cold months.
2. Kitchen Bar
A fun way to open up the kitchen to the outside is by incorporating a pass-through window: While the cook is dishing up snacks or drinks, the guests can sit at the bar outdoors and chat. This kitchen takes the idea a step further with the addition of a folding glass door beside the pass-through window. The setup creates a continuous opening to the deck and brings a flood of natural light into the kitchen.
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This Australian home from Excelsior Master Builder is designed with family life in mind. Folding glass doors lead from the kitchen to a deck where children can play.
Tip: Don’t forget to account for the amount of space your folding doors will take up on your deck or patio when the doors are fully opened. The bigger the opening, the more space the doors will take up.
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4. Smooth Transition
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