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Kitchen on the Balcony - Pros/Cons?


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It's not all that uncommon to see full kitchens on the balcony. Are these specialized materials in someway or isn't rain and wind going to make its damage here? Do they cover everything when away? Can someone give me a basic explanation here 🙂

 

 

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If your balcony is covered and your location sufficiently sheltered that you don't get significant blown rain then why not? Although I'm not sure I would want the electrical stuff quite as near to the outside elements as in the posted photo.

 

You could install roller or Roman blinds with guide-wires to limit rain and wind if necessary.

 

Like these:-

 

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I toyed with the idea but instead put a kitchen in the condo, glad I did. People do it to save space + cooking heat is outside but I've never had a problem with cooking heat. My ventilation is good also so factor that in.  If you have a kitchen outside it will reduce room outside so depends how big balcony is

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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

If your balcony is covered and your location sufficiently sheltered that you don't get significant blown rain then why not? Although I'm not sure I would want the electrical stuff quite as near to the outside elements as in the posted photo.

 

You could install roller or Roman blinds with guide-wires to limit rain and wind if necessary.

 

Like these:-

 

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What a great man-cave that would make.

Is that your place Crossy?

 

 

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Ooooh, just realized that it's probably a restaurant.

What a twunt i am. 🤪

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Just now, Bert got kinky said:

What a great man-cave that would make.

Is that your place Crossy?

 

It would indeed. 

 

Sadly, no it's not our place my workshop is a more modest 4m x 5m room, it does have a window and turns out to be the coolest room in the house (I wonder if it was designed that way :whistling: )  due to none of the walls ever getting direct sunlight.

 

Computers are located in more friendly parts of the house.

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Apart from everything else. Thai cooking often involves biological war-fair levels of of chilly vapour from frying it 🙂 and other smells that should be free-range not kept in confined spaces 🙂 and that doesn’t include the excess heat.

 

SWMBO has specifically got an outside kitchen for those reasons, I generally use an induction hob, microwave and air fryer inside for my cooking. No, or very little, open frying inside so little cleanup needed.

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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

Wearing specialist breathing equipment, fire crews sealed off the area in Soho

Even better it was actually the London Fire Brigade's chemical response team that was called 

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna21131447

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/04/world/europe/04briefs-chili.html

 

what is it with the English and chilli 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/students-world-hottest-chilli-manchester-10400312

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Panicked youngsters on Mauldeth Road in Fallowfield called in firefighters as fumes from the stove spread to neighbouring properties - and convinced them there had been a gas leak.

But after fleeing their homes they discovered that the source of the problem was the spicy recipe being cooked up next door.

Four homes on the road had to fumigated after the incident on Thursday, October 29.

 

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1 hour ago, sometimewoodworker said:

Apart from everything else. Thai cooking often involves biological war-fair levels of of chilly vapour from frying it 🙂 and other smells that should be free-range not kept in confined spaces 🙂 and that doesn’t include the excess heat.

 

SWMBO has specifically got an outside kitchen for those reasons, I generally use an induction hob, microwave and air fryer inside for my cooking. No, or very little, open frying inside so little cleanup needed.

One of the first things I did when we moved to this house 12 years ago, Outside kitchen with a sink and ceramic worktops, it's a must

We own a condo which we rent out only last week I went to check out a guest and the smell was terrible I opened all the windows and put on the extractor and the cleaner was due to come ready for the next guest later that day, I have a small ozone machine we had to use to get rid of the smell, 

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All good inputs, thanks! 

I'm actually quite tempted myself and I'm just trying to understand if special materials (i.e. extra expensive kitchen) is needed. I'm quite clueless coming to these things. 

It would be great to have the heat, the smell etc. outside. 

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I think it looks ok.

 

I would worry about and laminate cupboards peeling due to humidity, although you may not always notice, the air is always wet.

 

Also not sure of location but if on the coast marine air ( with salt ) will corode items like you would not believe.

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I rent a large studio apartment in Bangkok and do all my cooking on a 6' X 6' balcony to avoid stinking up the room.  Also, I prefer to cook with gas and will only have a gas bottle outdoors.

I have a 5' restaurant type stainless steel prep table with built in utility drawers and a stainless sink.

I use 2 single burner gas hobs on a 2nd stainless cabinet.  I use the single units so I can have more space between than you get with a standard 2 burner unit.

I do have a fridge and custom cabinet/counter unit inside the room, close to the balcony where I do most of my food prep. and store dishes and tableware.

Works out quite nicely.

 

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