Summer Kitchens

6 ways to bring the spirit of summer into your kitchen

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Our favourite season is finally here! Make the most of the Great British Summertime with these six ways to bring the spirit of summer alive within your kitchen.

Countryside to countertop

The best thing about summer is the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, whether you’re exploring the UK’s incredible national parks or just enjoying a picnic in the local park, so why not bring a little hint of nature back into your kitchen?

Displaying freshly cut flowers or lush green herbs on your kitchen windowsill is a great way to spread summer scents throughout the room, and certain plants can even help to absorb harmful chemical and smoke particals from the air around you. If you prefer a more low-maintenance option, try showcasing in-season fruits in decorative bowls – not only will this add a splash of colour to the room, but it also means a healthy snack is always at hand!

Nautical charm

If fruits and flowers aren’t quite your style, then why not take inspiration from your favourite beach and create a nautiful-themed kitchen décor scheme? Experiment with seaside prints in driftwood frames or pretty shells arranged on open-front shelves to achieve this beachy look, which pairs perfectly with a rustic shaker kitchen.

Mood music

When you think back on past summers, there’s always that one song that was played everywhere you went, and even now you can’t help reminiscing on warm summer days whenever you hear it. Bring back that feeling whenever you’re rustling up dinner by creating the perfect summer playlist to listen to via Magnet’s inbuilt Sound Bar kitchen speaker system.

Get refreshed

There’s nothing more refreshing than a cool drink on a hot summer day, and with Magnet’s convenient inbuilt coffee machines and fridge-freezers with inbuilt ice-makers, a creamy iced coffee is just moments away. Or if cocktails are more your thing, you could even set up your very own home cocktail station with Magnet’s innovative pocket door larder - ideal for summer parties with friends.

Let there be light

Since you no longer need thick curtains to keep your kitchen warm in summer, it’s worth replacing winter fabrics with sheer curtains that will let in more light and allow the summer breeze to float through the room and keep you cool.

Go al fresco

As much as we love spending time in the kitchen, even we can’t resist the urge to head outside and enjoy a lively family barbecue in the garden when the sun shines! If you’re not a confident chef, you can always pre-grill meat in the oven to ensure it’s cooked in the middle, then finish it off on the barbecue for that rich smoky flavour.