During the summer the last thing that you want to do is heat up the house. It's a time to preserve, which can be messy and involve long periods over a stove top. This is all best done in the outdoors.
Every since I paved the carport we have been using it as an outdoor eating space during the hotter times of the year. Being on the east side of the building, it's perfect during the afternoon when it's well shaded. The next logical step was to create an outdoor kitchen, made all the easier since I recently paved the area that I had in mind.
|Double outdoor laundry trough|
My original idea was to build a stand for the trough and attach the slab alongside, but I ended up building two separate units. This gives me the flexibility to move things around if required - like when I want to renovate the old shed. I can also try things in different spots and see how they work. I've discovered that it's best not to be too stuck on a design solution that comes out of my head. I like to try it out and see how it goes before really committing to a design, applying the principle Observe and Interact.
|Kai and Sen helping dad paint the outdoor bench with linseed oil|
|Bench with slate slab top and double laundry trough - primarily for washing produce.|