Landscape Solutions Can Create Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen
Going out to eat with your family can be a hassle. Sure, it’s great to spend time with everyone and eat delicious food. But between the expense and the hassle, it’s hardly worth it. And this was before our current pandemic era even began. Nowadays, many of our favorite places to eat are closed for the foreseeable future. Even with restaurants open, going out to eat may not be worth the risk. But what if you could get this experience without leaving the comfort of your home? An outdoor kitchen offers the ambiance and experience of a restaurant without the trade-offs. Imagine being able to eat delicious foods al fresco, just steps from your door. No more sitting in traffic, fighting crowds, and waiting long periods of time. With a custom outdoor cooking area, you can have the best of both worlds. Especially when you get the experts at Landscape Solutions to build your dream outdoor area. Whether you have an outdoor kitchen idea or are starting from scratch, Landscape Solutions can help. They are experts in outdoor kitchen design and know how to perfectly complement your outdoor living space.
What is an Outdoor Kitchen?
Outdoor kitchens are a central component of luxury in outdoor living. If your family enjoys the outdoor lifestyle, then a kitchen should be part of your outdoor plans. With custom kitchen ideas from Landscape Solutions, you can enhance your patio or backyard. Chances are, you have a gas grill to cook burgers or hot dogs. But why stop there? Landscape Solutions can help with kitchen design and installation for a full kitchen.
So, what exactly is an outdoor cooking area? The simple answer is they can be whatever you want them to be. Outdoor kitchens offer the same benefits as an indoor kitchen, but the person cooking doesn’t have to be stuck inside when the family is enjoying the fresh air outside. Join the fun while cooking. Be where your guests are when entertaining family and friends. Outdoor kitchens let homeowners cook outdoors on their deck or patio.
Landscape Solutions believes that your outdoor space should reflect what you and your family love to do. Maybe your ideal outdoor cooking kitchen includes a pizza oven for family pizza night in your outdoor space. Or maybe you want a full range of appliances. Outdoor kitchens can include stainless steel appliances, cabinets, a countertop, refrigerator and more. Maybe you’d love outdoor appliances or an ice maker to keep drinks cold. Perhaps, you want to take your barbecues up a notch from just a grill. What about a full BBQ grill with food prep areas? How about adding a BBQ island for even more space? You can even add a warming drawer.
Best of all, Landscape Solutions can make your custom kitchen fit in with and complement your existing outdoor living space. Outdoor living shouldn’t have to mean sacrificing landscaping. In fact, Landscape Solutions believes the opposite. They can build a custom outdoor cooking space around your existing deck. Or, they can add natural stone, an outdoor fireplace, a fire pit, or seating to suit your needs.
What Items Make Up an Outdoor Cooking Area?
Landscape Solutions believes that outdoor areas should reflect homeowners’ lifestyles. As such, they make it possible to have all the elements you want in your outdoor cooking area. They will help you decide on the elements and the design of this area. After all, it all starts with the design. For example, if you’ll be doing a lot of cooking, ventilation will be extremely important. You don’t want smoke and other odors ruining the outdoor experience for friends and family. So, where to start? Here are a few things to think about whether or not you want to include:
- BBQ grill – built-in or portable
- Storage space for food
- Cabinets or other storage space
- Warming tray
- Prep surface
- Island for prep
- Pizza oven
- Wet or dry bar
- Ventilation system
- Ceiling fan
- Dining table
- Heating or cooling systems
- Chairs or seating areas
- Entertainment system
- Plants and other complementary landscaping
- Fire pit
- Surface cooking burners
Of course, all of these elements are important. It’s really just a matter of what kind of design will work best for your family. For example, if you are cooking for a small group, like your family, you will need the basics. But, if you want to cook for large crowds, you’ll want a larger grill and other areas. Seating can be anything from a table and chair set to a full built-in seating area.
Similarly, the intended use and size of the average meal or party will impact other decisions. Cooking for more people will require more counter space and cabinets. Plus, you’ll want to have a good-sized sink and refrigerator. You may want to also consider the following accessories:
- Outdoor plates and silverware
- Serving utensils and dishes
- Grill tools such as tongs and spatulas
- Meat thermometer
- Outdoor ice machine
- Baskets for fish and other grilled food
- Skewers for kabobs
- Covers to protect against rain and pollen
Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen
The benefits of an outdoor kitchen are virtually endless. These benefits include:
- Raise your level of entertainment—whatever you and your family enjoy, an outdoor cooking area will enhance it. Maybe you love to host friends and neighbors for a dinner party. Imagine being able to do that under the warm summer sky. Or, maybe you love watching movies. Cook dinner while a movie is playing on an outdoor screen.
- Save on utility bills—the more time you spend outdoors, the less you spend on utility bills. For example, an outdoor fan can keep you cool while you leave your air conditioner off. And by cooking outdoors, you spare heating up the temperature in your house. So, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to bring the temperature back down.
- Keep smells and smoke outside—some foods smell and taste delicious. But then they can leave a less desirable odor in the house for several hours. Think of fish or deep-fried foods. Cooking these foods outside can keep the smell out of your home.
- Increase your living space—it can be extremely expensive to add living space inside your home. But it’s much cheaper to do it outside. And you get all the benefits of the indoors while enjoying nature.
- Eat better and feel healthier—grilled foods usually taste much better. On top of that, they are much healthier. Grill your steak or fish and enjoy the taste and your improved waistline.
- Save money on food—most families spend a lot of money going out to eat. But why would you want to go to a restaurant when you have a beautiful outdoor dining area.
- Increase the value of your home—outdoor living areas are extremely popular. So, they earn a high rate of return on your financial investment. Moreover, you get to enjoy this feature for years before the time comes to sell and realize that profit!
The Area’s Expert in Landscaping
Landscape Solutions is the area’s leading expert in landscaping. They can handle far more than just an outdoor cooking area. In fact, they can handle everything to make sure your outdoor area is exactly the way you want it. Their experts can cut the grass regularly, trim trees and pick up any limbs that have fallen. And they can install landscaping that will complement the style of your home. After all, landscaping is the first impression your home makes on the world. So, make it a good one! Plus, the appearance and character of your property can raise a home’s value and make it a more appealing and pleasant place to live. Curb appeal is critical to sell a home, and even more important to maintain your neighborhood’s general appearance.
Landscape Solutions offers a full suite of landscaping services. These services range from surveying and planning to installation and maintenance. So, they can keep your home looking perfect with the following year-round services:
- Outdoor living, including kitchens and lounges
- Residential hardscapes, i.e., retaining walls, walkways, driveways, water features
- Landscape design & installation
- Property maintenance services
- Exterior lighting, for drama, safety and security
But their expertise isn’t limited to residential services. They also offer commercial services. So, they can help your business stay looking great as well. The first thing most customers notice is the outside of a business, just as with a house. Potential customers form opinions of a business just driving by. An unattractive outside area with sloppy plants and grass sends the wrong message. Don’t alienate potential customers before they even walk through the door. Let the experts at Landscape Solutions design and install a commercial landscape to match your business’ personality. They utilize sophisticated design software to help you visualize the project before it starts. And they will keep intrusion to an absolute minimum. This includes keeping the job site clean and organized. Their commercial services include:
- Commercial landscape design & installation
- Hardscapes, including walkways, parking lots and driveways
- Restaurant landscaping
- Lighting services
- Maintenance and upkeep
Hard Landscaping Vs. Soft Landscaping
Landscape Solutions can help with both hard and soft landscaping. So, what are these two categories? Hardscapes describe man-made elements, such as driveways, walkways, patios, water features and swimming pools. Softscapes are the natural, living elements on a property, such as plants, trees, and flowers. Landscape Solutions is the expert in designing, installing and maintaining both hardscapes and landscaping, so customers receive exactly what they need.
An outdoor kitchen or cooking area, for example, is a great example of a hardscape. Residential hardscapes add character to your home. Stone or brick structures are the perfect foundation for softer elements. Outdoor living is better with a kitchen, a fireplace, or a fire pit. A paver patio can be both functional and attractive. Or, maybe you need a retaining wall to reshape your yard and prevent erosion and flooding with a dramatic change in elevation.
Once this foundation is established, softscapes can complement the hardscape elements. Enjoy flowers, natural areas, trees and grass. Combine all of these elements for the perfect setting. Best of all, softscapes can be tweaked or enhanced easily and change with the seasons. Use mulch or pine straw in the spring to keep the weeds out and serve to highlight your flower bed. Keep the grass cut in the summer. No matter what you have in mind, Landscape Solutions can help.
What Are You Waiting For?
In these uncertain times, it’s tough to know what to do in some situations. It can be tough to know when to trust going out and when to stay at home. So, with all this extra time at home, why not make the most of it? Outdoor cooking and dining will greatly enhance your family’s everyday life. And these benefits extend far beyond the summer. Sure, grilling burgers or hot dogs in the heat is tons of fun. But imagine simmering a nice chili or soup outdoors on a crisp fall day. Landscape Solutions can make all of your outdoor dreams come true.
So, when you want to add these enhancements to your home, don’t trust anyone else. Landscape Solutions is the local area expert. They understand the climate and the materials that work best in central NC. And they know the area’s desired aesthetic looks. They understand what customers are looking for and they offer the options to achieve these goals.
Furthermore, with Landscape Solutions, you’ll always be treated with the respect you deserve. It’s always better to work with a local company that has your best interest in focus. They have proudly been serving the Piedmont Triad since 2006. Since then, they have sought to be the partner local residents can trust for quality landscaping services. Their experts have decades of combined experience. So, they have the experience and the expertise to do the very best work. In fact, they take pride in each and every job. It’s no wonder that so many new customers are referred from satisfied clients. Check out their project gallery to see the beautiful jobs they’ve handled for other clients.
So, what are you waiting for? Give the experts a call today at 336-442-0160 to see how they can transform your commercial or residential property.