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How to combine a bar and a summer kitchen with swimming pool: for those who love chic

How to combine a bar and a summer kitchen with swimming pool: for those who love chic

Probably not the landlord, which would have completely refused the idea of placing our house is at least a small pond. But if the total area of the plot allows the construction of the pool in the immediate vicinity of a house becomes very real. What could be better than swimming on a hot day? It will return cheerfulness and spent on the struggle with the heat strength. Even out of the water do not want to! And water treatments turned into pure pleasure, can be added to a water-filled tank several spectacular, yet functional design elements. For example, bar or summer kitchen.

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It is better to have the bar at the stage of design and construction of the pool, but if the latter is already built, no problem. The new design can be attach to the actually existing. However, neither the shape of the tank or bowl size don’t really matter.

A good combination

Most likely, this design successfully combines cuisine, a bar and a pool was planned at the design stage. It looks very impressive

Usually bar stools rigidly fixed either to the base of the bowl of the reservoir, or to the metal frame, which is then fixed on the rim. The second option is preferable in case if the size of the water facilities small: bottom remains completely free. As a rule, the seats of the chairs do round or square.

Various integration options

Ways of the device of bar with artificial pond can be set. Every homeowner will be able to choose the one that best suits their idea of comfort and coziness.

Method #1 — the construction at the edge of the tank

Perhaps this option can be considered most common. When the mounting rack itself is on the edge of the pond. This method does not require significant costs. Countertop forms concrete ledge, oriented in the direction of the bowl of an artificial pond. Usually a ledge or stone in the same style as the entire structure or, by contrast, make a contrast.

A swim - up bar swimming pool- 1

In fact, top in this case is part of the edge of the pool, its continuation. This means that the composition as a whole looks very harmonious

There are similar variations in the design of the chairs. Often in the process of finishing the bar use mosaic or tile. Stone skirting is successfully combined with any other adjacent elements if they are decorated in the same spirit.

A swim – up bar swimming pool- 2

Mosaic as a material for decoration is used as often as the tile. As you can see, it blended with the pattern on the side of the pool

As a finishing materials frequently used composite. They have proven themselves in operation due to resistance to water and low winter temperatures. The last time the same remarkable properties attract the attention of designers and polished concrete. It began to be used increasingly.

Method #2 — design, placed in the bowl

The big container of water in which there is a place not only for diving but also for swimming, has to ensure that bar was built not on its side, but directly inside the bowl. By the way, a dramatic element immediately raises the status of the entire structure.

Bar in the pool – 1

This bar, which is located inside the bowl does not interfere with the swimmers that are in most of the pool, but also shuts its lower part. You can equip the shallow splash pool for the smallest members of the family

The rack should be set in a place that they do not become an obstacle for those who would like plenty of swimming. On the other hand, those who are sitting at the bar, too, nothing should interfere. This means that under the sink is necessary to leave free space for the feet.

The main advantage of this option is that the bar is not the actual continuation of the rim and, therefore, may be of any shape that meets the desires of the owner. It can take the most comfortable position, so that sunlight does not hit in the face.

Bar in the pool – 2

The advantage of this standalone rack is that you can take the most advantageous position relative to the sun, so it is not blinded eyes

There are already tried and tested options for radius, straight and even round shape of the tabletop. You can make the bar in the form of a closed circumference, fixed on supports. The chairs positioned in its inner part. To get inside you through a hinged sector of the tabletop. At any time of day this place is very convenient.

The Union bar, summer kitchen and pool

If the area is planned the construction of an artificial water feature and summer kitchen, why not combine both of these structures to each other using the bar? In fact, relaxation area and area for preparation and storage of food will be located next to each other that promises significant advantages:

  • will always be on hand cold drinks, because they are stored in the fridge on summer construction;
  • the food and drinks don’t need to go into the house;
  • grab a bite to eat will be virtually, not leaving the water, comfortably seated on special chairs and arrange the treats on the table;
  • if the bar to do double sided, can not be let out of sight and the sphere of communication and those who bathed, and those who are sunning at the edge of the.

Of course, you should ensure that the design of all involved in the overall composition of the elements match. Combining function could be used decor. He will maintain the unity of style. In this case, the buildings will look so harmonious, as if are an indivisible object.

Bar, kitchen and pool together

Combination summer kitchen, bar and pool, in this case the most natural. It would be strange, placing the kitchen close to the pool, isolate it from the swimmers the high side

In the construction of the pool bar, there is no particular difficulty. With this job you can cope on your own. But even in that case, if you decide to engage professional artists and designers, your costs will be compensated, as to relax in this complex you will be able to more effectively.

The advantages of integrating a summer kitchen

Ideas of summer kitchen set, and each of them is appealing. But place it in close proximity to the pool is perhaps the most successful idea.

The depth of the kitchen space

If you do not bury the kitchen, the faces of those who sit at the bar, will be at the feet of the bartender or the cook. This unnatural and unsightly

We list only the most obvious gains from this arrangement:

  • Usually in the room where they cook the hot food in the summer heat prevails, and because of the cooling effect from the water that bathes the wall of the building, there will be much cooler;
  • The one who is at the moment busy with cooking, not fenced off from all other family members and guests, and located with them on the same level, can communicate and be aware of everything that happens;
  • Everything you need for food storage and cooking equipment located in depth, and, therefore, does not interfere with the review: the yard it looks much larger;
  • A rim that shares the pond and the kitchen, as mentioned above, can be used as a tabletop that provides additional benefits.

To make the appearance of the area the most spectacular and at the same time, to increase the functionality of the kitchen, it is best to bury this space of 80 inches relative to the General level of the courtyard.

Necessary equipment and communication

Despite the exotic location, the summer kitchen and the fact that it is lower than the General level of the other outbuildings, its functionality is not harmful. Here certainly need to bring all the necessary communications. Don’t forget to include it in the General cleaning system of the house. And the presence of a refrigerator, oven, plate and grill even can not speak. It is an integral part of modern life. To dining area turned out versatile, and can be in the pool to build bar stools, and on the other hand to install them.

Kitchen equipment

The kitchen should be fully equipped because cooking outdoors in summer is a real pleasure, not a trial heat

Another essential for any room element is the roof. It can be easy removable tent or capital structure type of canopy is able to shelter not only from the scorching sun, but also from the weather. Sometimes place the cooking you need to cover and from neighbors, if the wind often blows in their direction, and the smells of food or smoke interfere with their rest. Then between the supports appropriate to set a light blocking shields.

By the way, the fact that the construction will have a major roof expands the opportunities for its beneficial use. Under the canopy you can put a wide-screen TV or even home cinema. The movie will be able to watch not only the swimmers, but also those who rest on site. If dining room itself make it fairly large, then it can be equipped and dining area for campers outside of the pool.

Roof for the summer kitchen

Despite the exotic roof, which makes the whole structure similar to a Bungalow, the kitchen is equipped with TV panel. This means that the room is protected from the weather in the summer

In the presence of gas supplied to the summer kitchen, you can build a gas hearth. For cooking it is better to use a traditional gas or electric stoves. Exotics can be achieved by using a wood-burning fireplace and hearth. However, variants of the equipment of such a beautiful building is always a variety.

Another interesting integration option

Using a recessed kitchen area in the house, to dispense with a special summer construction, unless the window opening of the room will be big enough. To close it was suggested, for example, with the help of shutters. This original project was designed by Architectural Justice company. The room, by the way, is used not only in warm seasons but also in winter. Just the window is closed and sealed.

The pool from the kitchen window

If you want to live in Venice, then in the summer you can enjoy water views from the window of his kitchen. In the case of reliable waterproofing this version will find its fans

It was from the big window to the wall of the house adjoins the pool. The wide window sill almost plays the role of the bar. The dining room can also be entered from the yard, and, quite possibly, from other rooms of the cottage. In General, however, the kitchen itself looks and is equipped exactly the same as in any house.

Perhaps, all these facilities require not only extra time for their creation, but also a significant financial cost. But they all provide comfort and coziness in your house, make your stay unforgettable and full.

However, there are very inexpensive options arrangement, one of which we offer in this video.

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