Outdoor kitchens have long since evolved from having a grill set up to something that has transformed your outdoor space into great spot for cooking, dining, and entertaining. In this blog, we’ll give you 5 factors to consider for your outdoor kitchen.
While the outdoor kitchen is more than just having your grill and some counterspace for food preparation, outdoor kitchens have certainly evolved to include a host of other cooking needs. From minibars to cold storage, even a cleanup area, outdoor kitchens are now more customized to include vital preferences for the owner.
Outdoor kitchens are usually located and connected to the main house. This makes it easier for the builders to connect the outdoor kitchen features like the grill or sink to the utility lines. The proximity also makes it easier for the movement of the ingredients and other necessities from the main house to the outdoor kitchen.
Part of what makes outdoor kitchens great is that you can cook and entertain at the same time. Choose a space where you can easily interact with your family and friends even when you’re facing the grill. Also consider a seating area which can easily be rearranged to give enough room for people.
While it is an outdoor kitchen, there are times when you’d still love grilling even when it rains. This is why a patio cover, whether fixed or movable, should be considered. It can be a simple umbrella that can be folded when not in use, shades which can be drawn when the sun is blazing or a patio cover that’s an extension of your roofline.
It’s important to have the right lighting in the right spaces. Put task lights near your grill and counterspace. Meanwhile, ambient lights will help set the mood over your dining area. The right lights will set the mood and give you a great outdoor kitchen and dining experience, something that can even beat al fresco restaurants!
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