The Summer Kitchen

The summer kitchen was built in spring 2013 to give us some extra socialising space under cover – it rains occasionally in Todmorden.

Outdoor kitchen

It’s made of old floor beams from a warehouse in Barnsley that came up on Freegle as “firewood” but turned out to be perfectly sound enough to use for garden structures.

Outdoor kitchen

It extends off the porch and has a corrugated plastic roof, so it’s suitable for hanging out in when it’s raining. It enlarges the living area so that we can entertain (which we do a lot of) without having to cram everyone into the tiny cabin.

Outdoor kitchen

There’s a barbecue that we mainly use as a campfire substitute on rainy party evenings.

Outdoor kitchen

It’s got a wisteria on one corner and a jasmine on another. It’s also got a clematis montana and a climbing rose, as well as a bit of a perennial border around the base and some hanging baskets and window boxes.

Outdoor kitchen

It makes an absolutely lovely place to sit and drink tea (or gin) in summer.

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