Summer is the most practical time to do construction on your kitchen. While doing an aesthetic design, do NOT forget functionality. If your kitchen does not function according to your family and your day use, then no matter how gorgeous it is you will not be satisfied. Remember one rule above all and that is the "Working Triangle." This is the path of travel between the sink, stove and refrigerator. By making a non-obstructive path 4'-9' long, this creates a functional way to prepare and cook meals.
The perfect place to hang out during your kitchen construction is in the backyard or on the patio. The newest and coolest trend in all the outdoor space design is an outdoor fireplace. They are amazing for the winter or summertime seasons.
As all Coloradans know, at night it cools down significantly to a temperature that is too cold for outdoor entertaining, even in the summer sometimes, without wearing a jacket. A fireplace is the solution to this! In those winter months sitting by the fire under the stars, having a glass of wine, is the picture perfect cozy retreat.
- Don't forget about fun summer fabrics!
- Have a separate bedspread for the summer months that is made of 100% cotton and keep cooler!
- Dead head your plants and get more blooms later in the season!