Alfresco Living – Kiwi Style
In our modern homes we are increasing our cooking, dining and entertaining areas more than ever before. To complement this trend, we also now see more homes that include alfresco – or outside dining – areas. And why not?
We’re fortunate in most parts of New Zealand to have long hot summers (and usually autumns too), so a great many evenings are spent out-of-doors – if your home allows this comfortably.
The sky is the limit!
When designing outdoor entertaining areas, the sky is literally the limit. Less constrained by wall space and structural beams, you can look more to factors such as the aspect of your home, where you get the most sun, views and what size deck or patio area you can have.
Pictured here are examples of outdoor kitchens our Mastercraft Kitchens teams from around New Zealand have designed and created for clients.
From simple to elaborate
Some outdoor kitchens are as simple as an in-built barbecue with an all-weather benchtop, and for the more elaborate there are sinks (great for filleting fresh-caught fish too), dishwashers, drinks fridges and cooktops, and plenty of extra cabinets under bench.
Our designers specify materials that are suited to outdoor conditions, creating outdoor spaces that look wonderful for years to come.