Fire always was considered the center of the house where family gathered to get warm, cook and spend evenings. The situation is the same today.
Rare house nowadays goes without a BBQ area. It’s so good to spend time with friends and family on a quiet opened terrace enjoying flavoured meat and vegetables cooked on fire.
As a rule, the BBQ area is designed at the stage of landscape design development. But if you’ve decided to set up this cozy corner without much reconstruction – it is simple. It can be joined with other lounge places and don’t require huge efforts or large area.
The basic element of the BBQ area is a chargrill. It can be placed even in the smallest corner of your garden. Mobile chargrill is the ideal variant for small spaces as it can be installed only when needed.
If you’re a happy owner of a plot sufficient to create a full-fledged stationary BBQ ground, first consider its location. The area near the main house will be great for it. It’s comfortable when hostess can wash her hands or take what she needs in a fridge.
Often a BBQ area is equipped far from the house to feel closeness to the nature and hide from the neighbours’ prying eyes. Besides, many people don’t like food smells to soak into the rooms.
Gatherings are always accompanied by talks and fun that’s why it’s important to put enough chairs, armchairs and benches near the chargrill. By the way, benches will considerably save the space.
Of course, a BBQ area can’t be without fire safety. Before installing the chargrill examine the plot. There shouldn’t be trees, bushes or flowers on it. Pave the area for a brazier with tiles, stone or ordinary metal sheets. Make sure that the chargrill is protected from the wind properly.
It’s good when the barbecue area is installed under the shed or in a garden pergola. This will protect you from the bad weather.
Ovens’ construction can be absolutely different – from the elegant garden chargrills to the big barbecue stoves with grill and even with electric spit. They are produced of brick, natural stone, concrete or cast iron and equipped with various shelves for the kicthen ware, the place for processing food and even a sink with a fridge.
To decorate the area use artificial stone, ceramic-granite. A fireplace made of natural marble with forged elements looks quite pompous.
Retro-stoves bring the feeling of calmness and carelessness. For those who like hi-tech, there are modern chargrills made in minimalistic style. Just remember that the BBQ area should create a harmonic ensemble with the entire plot’s architecture.