We all like to make the most of our gardens, using every last minute of sunshine as best we can. Understandably then, people often want to connect their garden with their kitchen, utilising generous natural light and creating easy access to outdoor space. Style | Audley The roof lantern above the island encourages light to pour into the room, beautiful in every season. KITCHENS IN GARDEN ROOMS The most obvious way to connect your garden and kitchen is to add a conservatory or garden room. This will provide additional natural light and easy access to the garden; a beautiful alternative to an extension. We often work with clients who add a garden room to enlarge their kitchen space in order to create an open plan kitchen/ dining/ living area. Positioning the dining or seating areas in the garden room with the kitchen within the main building is an effective layout. The kitchen will gain additional natural light and the seating areas will benefit from a natural flow to the garden. The Orford project is a stunning example of this; the kitchen is adjoined to a magnificent garden room which houses the living and dining space. INSIDE OUT INCORPORATING OUTDOORS 38