Outdoor kitchens are more than just a fun way to keep the heat of cooking outdoors – they also improve the appeal and value of your home! When you choose to add an outdoor kitchen, you’re substantially increasing your living and entertaining space. Should you decide to add one, there are a variety of different choices and styles you can use depending on your interests and goals. Today, we’ll be walking you through a few of the steps you might consider.
Increasing Living Space
As you begin to build your plans for your outdoor kitchen, make sure you consider the three most important aspects; shelter, shade, and warmth. When you take these three factors into account, you’ll be able to enjoy your new space for a more extended portion of the year. Whether it’s the heat of summer, light rain, or a chilly evening in early fall or spring – if you’ve taken these three factors into consideration your space will still be usable.
Brighten It Up
Having light sources is critical. Not only will lighting allow you to see what you’re cooking, but well-planned lights can help make your deck safer for those on it and add to the ambiance. To get a great mood and usability, consider a mix of different types of lighting. Some direct, bright light should be available for cooking and prep areas to ensure that food is handled safely. Meanwhile, citronella candles and tiki torches can be used to add to the mood while keeping pests away. Lighting along stairs, and flooring can help ensure that no tripping or falls occur.
Along with your grill, you may want to consider some additional features that can make for a stunning outdoor kitchen. Having a working sink is a great way to keep the mess outdoors and make prep a breeze. Try a mini fridge and ice maker for a well stocked and easy to use cocktail bar. Last but not least, consider additional cooking sources – smokers, pizza ovens, and an outdoor range can all help ensure your outdoor kitchen is the envy of all.
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