Outdoor Kitchens Create Special Entertaining Areas
Do you always have friends or family members at your home? When it is time to throw a party or have a celebration, do people automatically think about you hosting? While you may love providing the location, your home may feel crowded when hosting a large group and the kitchen may require a lot of cleanup when it is over. Fortunately, there is a good solution: an outdoor kitchen. This guide will walk you through the essentials of outdoor kitchens:
The first step when thinking about outdoor kitchens is the foundation. If you already have a wood deck, you will need to make sure that it is sealed to protect against stains. If you are planning to have a patio built, you will want it to be made of stone or tiles so it can be easily cleaned.
The beauty of outdoor kitchens is that they let your imagination run wild. Your indoor kitchen probably does not have much more than a refrigerator, dishwasher and stove, and there may not be a lot of space to add anything else. But the sky is literally the limit when it comes to outdoor kitchens. While they typically are comprised of a built-in grill and a small fridge or sink, you do not have to stop there. Outdoor kitchens can come with pizza ovens, smokers, ice makers, and even kegerators.
To make your outdoor kitchen complete, there are other things to think about, such as countertops. Because your kitchen will have to hold up to the elements, the materials you choose have to be strong and durable, which is why granite and slate are good options. Cabinets are another important consideration. You do not want to have to run back inside to grab things you need, so good storage space is a requirement in outdoor kitchens. If you want to go with wood for your cabinets, you will need a type that will not rot, such as redwood. Stainless steel is also a great choice.
Outdoor Kitchens Bring the Party
As someone who loves to entertain, it makes sense why you would be interested in outdoor kitchens. An outdoor kitchen is a perfect spot for parties for a couple of reasons. First, a kitchen is a warm and welcoming place, and people naturally like to congregate there. While this may not work with the one inside your house, people will be able to spread out and still be part of the action outside. Also, outdoor kitchens are an excellent way to augment an existing entertaining area. A deck or patio is a great place to hang out, but it is even better when there is food or a nice cold drink within arm’s reach. And even if you like to party into the wee hours of the morning, you can stay warm in your outdoor kitchen with the addition of a fire place or fire pit. And when you include the right lighting and perhaps an outdoor sound system, you and your guests may never want to go inside.
Want to create an amazing outdoor kitchen you and your guests will love? Contact Landscape Solutions & Design to get started. Their professionals can help create the perfect space for your outdoor space. Not only will you enjoy the benefits of the outdoor entertaining area, but it will increase your property value substantially.