In the summer at the garden, to combine the cooking process with rest, we offer to take the kitchen out of the house. It will be convenient both to the guests and the hostess. Let’s take a step-by-step guide to all the stages of building a stationary summer kitchen. Summer kitchens could be open or closed.
At the stage of preparation for construction it is necessary to choose a place for a summer kitchen. A shaded area near the house is good. For example, in the shade of a branchy tree or in a shaded terrace area.
To the design of the summer kitchen did not violate the architectural unity of the style of the house and the surrounding landscape, provide a device for a comfortable canopy. The next step is to draw up a construction plan, determine the size, count the number of materials and prepare the tools.
To prepare concrete and mortar, we advise you to rent a concrete mixer and a vibrator. In detail, work out the layout of the arrangement of the summer kitchen and calculate the planned loads.
In order to build our summer kitchen from brick with your own hands you will need:
- Components for concrete mix;
- Decoration Materials;
Making a foundation
For the foundation, dig a hole about 35 cm deep. Fix the edges of the pit with formwork boards. For additional stability from the outside, use support bars. Fill the bottom with gravel to a height of 5 cm and compact.
Two contours of the reinforcing cage are laid on top. Preliminarily bind them on a separate site. The reinforcement frame is laid so that the rods do not touch the formwork boards and are poured with concrete.
Fill the concrete. Vibrate it beforehand to eliminate air bubbles. Cover the foundation with a film and wait for the strength to be set.
Begin to lay bricks from the corner. Wall masonry is carried out with a level – this will ensure evenness and verticality.
The second row of bricks is stacked with a half-brick shift. Finish the masonry at a convenient height for cooking.
Fills between rows and bricks fill with mortar and level with a grater. Remove excess solution.
Installation of countertops
To create a table top, lay the supporting steel rods between the supports. Top with a wooden mold for pouring. Pour concrete into the countertop and wait until it dries.
From the top on the finished countertop, put on the slab of mortar and carefully align the cracks. In the end, plaster the walls of the summer kitchen or treat them with heat-resistant materials. The summer kitchen is ready!
Choice of oven
Mostly in the summer kitchen, traditional gas or electric stoves are installed. In winter they are easily transferred to the house. For lovers of tradition and authenticity, we suggest that you fold the wood stove.
Furnish of a pizza oven
The roof of the summer kitchen
The last stage is the creation of a gable roof
As you can see, the construction of the summer kitchen will not take much time. The longest moments are a set of concrete strength when pouring the foundation.