WWOO Outdoor Kitchen

WWOO outdoor kitchen is a low maintenance concrete kitchen that can be customised to meet your needs

How nice was bank holiday weekend guys? Apparently it was the hottest since records began. The Met office weather app insisted that it was 17c but I can tell you it was more like 28c in my garden. Our decking is such a sun trap and by mid afternoon it was almost too hot to sit outside. I seriously need to look into solutions for providing shade at that time of day as it’s far too hot for the kids.

This photo above pretty much sums up what we did the whole weekend. We had a lunchtime BBQ with friends from my daughters’ ballet class on Saturday followed by another BBQ for dinner on Saturday evening. Then on Sunday we had yet another BBQ! It was a weekend full of sunshine, great company, amazing food and generally feeling really grateful that we have such an amazing outdoor space to use.

However, all that sunshine and time in the garden did mean that my mind was buzzing with more updates that we could make to the garden to make it even more practical. The problem is we live in a first floor flat and the garden is obviously on the ground floor. So al fresco dining inevitably involves a lot of running up and down the stairs to the kitchen to get food and drinks from the fridge and to collect everything we need for entertaining.

I’ve got plans to extend our brick shed so that we can store more equipment in the garden, but I couldn’t help but think how great it would be to have an outdoor kitchen. I’m not talking about anything too fancy here. Nothing like they have in America or Australia. There would be no point given how bad the weather generally is in the UK. But something simple that would provide plenty of storage and surface space would be ideal.

WWOO outdoor kitchen is made from concrete segments

Something pretty much (read exactly) like the amazing WWOO outdoor kitchen. WWOO is a Dutch-designed modular concrete outdoor kitchen by Piet-jan van den Kommer. The design is so simple but there are a number of customisation options on offer which allow you to design and install an outdoor kitchen that meets all your needs and works for your garden. You can add a Big Green Egg charcoal BBQ, integrated fireplace or a braai, a sink, wooden storage boxes, and even wooden cutting boards.

WWOO outdoor kitchen can be customised to fit the requirements of your garden

The outdoor kitchen comes in three heights (1.3m, 1.65m, or 2m) and also has a degree of flexibility when it comes to length (the segments come in 1.5m lengths). Plus it’s super hard wearing, durable and weather-proof as it’s made from concrete. The maintenance is probably very minimal too. The only disadvantage I can see is the price (admittedly it is a tad expensive!) but given how long it will last, I personally think this is an investment worth making.

WWOO outdoor kitchen is a durable, hard wearing and weather proof garden solution

Now tell me you don’t want this in your garden too?

WWOO outdoor kitchen comes in 1.5m concrete segments

Just in case you’re now desperate to order yourself a WWOO outdoor kitchen, the company is headquartered in the Netherlands but the outdoor kitchens are also available in Israel, Germany, the USA, Belgium and the UK (the offices are situated in St Albans in Hertfordshire).

I’ve already got the perfect space for one in my garden and now I’m going to be lusting after one all summer. My husband is already sick of hearing about it!

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10 Comments

  1. May 13, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    That is so, so nice! I think if I lived in Australia I would definitely have one of these – being in Manchester, though I’m not sure it would get a lot of use, but they do look absolutely fab! X

    • May 24, 2018 / 10:25 am

      That is indeed a problem living in the wet and rainy UK. Let’s all move to Oz!

  2. May 11, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Oh my GOODNESS this is amazing. Actually been trying to create something similar in my own garden

    • May 13, 2018 / 10:31 am

      It would be so handy wouldn’t it? I think I’m going to add it to my list of things to save for even if it takes a long time as its not really a top priority! One day I will have this in my garden!

  3. May 11, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I discovered their kitchens a couple of months ago when I was researching a post around outdoor kitchens for a client and I FELL IN LOVE. Honestly, this is the dream, isn’t it? They are so gorgeous and you know they’d be practical and well built. Definitely eye-candy as well as being amazing in the summer! xx

    • May 13, 2018 / 10:33 am

      I just love that they are so practical. I mean after winter you’d simply need to give it a brush down and a wipe with soapy water and it’s ready to go. No rotting or anything and no chance of it being affected by the weather. I want one so bad!!!

  4. May 11, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I’m sending this to my husband RIGHT NOW. We’re actually starting to build our own outdoor kitchen as we speak! (Been collecting free bricks from our local Facebook groups for a few weeks now to make it cheap as chips). I do think these kind of outdoor kitchens are starting to make more of an appearance in the UK in recent years. The challenge is making them durable for the majority of the year when it’s NOT so sunny haha

    • May 13, 2018 / 10:37 am

      I think WWOO have certainly solved that challenge Karen. What better material to use than concrete? If you guys all go and get amazing outdoor kitchens now I’m going to be so jealous!! lol

  5. May 11, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    This is an amazingly practical solution for small garden syndrome! Oh How I know that feeling. We’re always having barbecues, but fail on space, so end up with a cheap little charcoal thing that cost probably less than 20quid. I absolutely love this. I think my partner is going to have the same feeling as yours! I tend to go on and on about things for months, before the next big thing comes in. Before I found this is was that Gtech air ram vacuum cleaner.

    I’m hoping he’ll compromise. He’s pretty DIY orientated. Fingers crossed he can make me something like this!

    • May 11, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Hi Sophie, yes this would be perfect for a small garden. You can have everything you need incorporated. You could even use it to create the boundary between two gardens. Good luck convincing your husband on this one!

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