How to combine a bar and a summer kitchen with a pool: for those who love chic
Probably there is no homeowner who would completely abandon the idea of placing at least a small body of water in his dacha. And if the total area of the site allows, then the construction of the pool in the immediate vicinity of its own cottage becomes quite real. What could be better than swimming on a hot day? It will restore vigor and the forces spent on the fight against the heat. I don’t even want to get out of the water! And so that water procedures turn into a real pleasure, you can add a few more spectacular, but functional design elements to the tank filled with water. For example, a bar or summer kitchen.
It is better, of course, to provide for the presence of a bar at the design and construction stage of the pool itself, but if the latter has already been erected, it does not matter. The new design can be added to the existing one. In this case, neither the shape of the tank, nor the size of the bowl are of particular importance.
Most likely, this design, which successfully combines a kitchen, bar and pool, was conceived at the design stage. She looks very impressive.
Usually bar stools are rigidly fixed either to the base of the bowl of the pond, or to the metal frame, which is then fixed to the side. The second option is preferable if the size of the water structure itself is small: the bottom remains completely free. As a rule, the seats of the chairs are made round or square.
Various integration options
There can be many ways to create a bar with artificial pond. Each homeowner will be able to choose the one that best suits his idea of comfort and coziness.
Method # 1 - construction at the edge of the tank
Perhaps this option can be considered the most common. With him, the installation of the rack itself is carried out on the side of the pond. This method does not require significant costs. The countertop is formed by a concrete ledge oriented towards the side of the artificial reservoir bowl. Typically, such a ledge is faced either in the same style as the entire structure, or, on the contrary, is made contrast.
In fact, the countertop in this case is part of the pool edge, its continuation. And this means that the whole composition as a whole looks very harmonious
The same variations are possible in the design of the chairs. Most often, in the process of finishing the bar, use a mosaic or tile. The side lined with stone is successfully combined with any other adjacent elements if they are decorated in the same spirit.
Mosaic as a material for decoration is used as often as tiles. As you can see, it is organically complemented by a pattern on the side of the pool itself
Composite materials are often used as finishing materials. They have proven themselves in operation due to their resistance to water and low winter temperatures. Recently, the same remarkable properties have attracted the attention of designers to polished concrete. It began to be applied more and more actively.
Method # 2 - design placed in the bowl
A truly large water tank, in which there is a place not only for immersion, but also for swimming, has the point that the bar should not be erected at its side, but directly inside the bowl itself. By the way, such a spectacular element immediately raises the status of the entire structure.
This bar, which is located inside the bowl, does not interfere with swimmers located in most of the pool, but at the same time fenders off a smaller part of it. Here you can equip shallow water - a paddling pool for small family members
The rack should be installed in such a place that they do not become an obstacle for those who would like to swim freely. On the other hand, those who sit at the bar, too, should not interfere. And this means that under the countertop you must leave free space for the legs.
The main advantage of this option is that the bar counter is not an actual continuation of the side, and therefore, can have any shape that meets the wishes of the owner. Behind it, you can take the most convenient position so that sunlight does not hit in the face.
The advantage of such an autonomous stand is that you can take the most advantageous position relative to the sun so that it does not blind your eyes
There are already tested options for the radius, rectilinear and even round shape of the countertop. You can make a bar in the form of a closed circle fixed on supports. At the same time, arrange the chairs in its inner part. You can get inside through the reclining sector of the countertop. At any time of the day such a place to relax is very convenient.Recent entries In April, I process roses so that no pests encroach on my beauties
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Combining bar, summer kitchen and pool
If it is planned to construct an artificial water body and a summer kitchen on the site, then why not combine both of these structures with each other using a bar counter? In fact, the recreation area and the food preparation and storage area will be located next to each other, which promises significant advantages:
- chilled drinks will always be at hand, because they are stored in the refrigerator in the summer building;
- for food and drinks will not need to go to the house;
- You can have a bite to eat practically without leaving the water, sitting comfortably on special chairs and arranging refreshments on the countertop;
- if the bar is made double-sided, you can not let out of sight and the sphere of communication both those who bathe and those who sunbathe at the edge.
Of course, it should be ensured that the design of all the elements involved in the overall composition matches. The unifying function can be performed by the used decor. He will maintain the unity of style. In this case, the buildings will look as harmonious as if they are an indivisible object.
The combination of summer kitchen, bar and pool in this case is most natural. It would be strange if the kitchen was located in close proximity to the pool, to isolate it from the high-sided swimmers
There is no particular difficulty in building a pool bar. This work can be done independently. But even if you decide to attract professional craftsmen and designers, your costs will more than pay off, because you can relax in such a complex much more efficiently.
Benefits of integrating a summer kitchen
There are many ideas for setting up a summer kitchen, and each of them is attractive in its own way. But to place it in close proximity to the pool - this is perhaps the most successful idea.
If you do not deepen the kitchen, then the faces of those sitting at the bar will be at the level of the legs of the bartender or cook. It is both unnatural and unaesthetic
We list only the most obvious benefits from such an arrangement:
- Usually in the room where they cook hot food, heat reigns in the summer, and due to the cooling effect of the water that washes the wall of the building, it will be much cooler here;
- Anyone who is currently busy preparing food is not fenced off from all other household members and guests, but is on the same level with them, can communicate and be aware of everything that happens;
- All equipment necessary for food storage and preparation is located in a recess, which means that it does not interfere with the review: the yard looks much more spacious;
- The side that separates the pond and the kitchen, as mentioned above, can be used as a countertop, which provides additional benefits.
To make the appearance of the plot as spectacular as possible and, at the same time, increase the functionality of the kitchen, it is best to deepen this room by 80 centimeters relative to the general level of the yard.
Necessary equipment and communications
Despite the exotic location of the summer kitchen and the fact that it is below the general level of other courtyard buildings, this does not harm its functionality. All the necessary communications must be brought here. Do not forget to include it in the general cleaning system of the house. And we don’t even have to talk about the presence of a refrigerator, stove, stove and grill. These are integral parts of modern life. To make the dining area universal, you can also build bar stools in the pool, and, on the other hand, install them.
The kitchen should be fully equipped, because cooking outdoors in the summer is a real pleasure, not a hot test
Another element necessary for any room is the roof. This can be a light removable awning or a capital structure such as a canopy, able to reliably shelter not only from scorching sunlight, but also from the weather. Sometimes the cooking place needs to be covered from the neighbors, if the wind often blows in their direction, and the smell of food or smoke interferes with their rest. Then between the supports it is appropriate to install light blocking shields.
By the way, the fact that the construction will have a capital roof expands the possibilities for its useful use. Under the canopy, you can put a wide-screen TV or even a home theater. Movies will be able to watch not only swimmers, but also those who rest in the surrounding area. If the dining room itself is made large enough, then it will be possible to equip a dining area for vacationers outside the pool.
Despite the exotic roof, which makes the whole building look like a bungalow, a TV panel is installed in the kitchen. This means that the room is protected from the weather during the summer.
If there is gas supplied to the summer kitchen, a gas center can be built. For the preparation of various dishes, it is still better to use traditional gas or electric stoves. Exotics can be achieved with a biofireplace and a wood hearth. However, there are always plenty of equipment options for such a wonderful building.
Another interesting integration option
It is possible, using the buried kitchen room in the house, to do without a special summer building, if, of course, the window opening of the room is large enough. It was proposed to close it, for example, with the help of a roller blind. Such an original project was developed by Architectural Justice. The room, by the way, is supposed to be operated not only in the warm season, but also in winter. Just the window will be closed and sealed.
If you dreamed of living in Venice, then in the summer you can enjoy the view of the water from the window of your kitchen. In the case of reliable waterproofing, this option will find its fans
It is from the side of the large window that the pool adjoins the wall of the house. At the same time, the wide window sill almost plays the role of a bar counter. You can enter the dining room both from the courtyard, and, quite likely, from other rooms of the cottage. In general, the kitchen itself looks and is equipped exactly the same as in any house.
Perhaps all these structures require not only additional time for their creation, but also significant financial costs. But they all provide comfort and coziness in your home, make your stay as enjoyable and complete as possible.