Outdoor Kitchens in Ontario
Simple frame construction without insulation, often without walls (fully/partially) or even a roof. Essentially, an outdoor kitchens is a canopy or gazebo with a barbecue/oven and dining area which can only be used in summer. It is good in that it is comfortable to cook and eat and communicate with guests on weathery summer days. An outdoor kitchens is easier, faster and more economical to build than a closed one. In winter, a summer building with a canopy can be used as a storage area for the farm. The drawbacks of an outdoor kitchen are the limited lifespan of the building and the lack of protection for furniture, appliances and kitchen residents from insects, rain, wind and sun. In winter, all furniture and equipment will have to be cleaned in a dry room.