6 Outdoor Kitchen Considerations

Now is the best time to add an outdoor kitchen to your home!

Now is the best time to add an outdoor kitchen to your home!

Adding a luxury addition to your hardscaping, like an outdoor kitchen, is a wonderful idea if you love cooking and entertaining friends and family. When designing an outdoor kitchen, there are many things you should keep in mind to ensure a wonderful finished product that perfectly meets your needs and fits your lifestyle. Ready to get started?

What to Consider When Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen

  • When planning an outdoor kitchen, remember the same principles that you do when planning an indoor kitchen. The space needs to be functional and accommodate multiple guests, while still allowing for safety and comfort.
  • Choose appliances, fixtures, and materials that can stand up to the elements. Since outdoor kitchens are exposed to rain, sleet, snow, and more, they need to hold up well to a variety of weather conditions. Never skimp or assume that you can use indoor appliances or furniture outdoors.
  • Select appliances and materials that don’t require a great deal of maintenance. It’s already a pain cleaning up your kitchen indoors, so the last thing that most homeowners want to do at the end of a long day is clean their outdoor kitchen before heading indoors after dinner. By choosing low-maintenance and no maintenance items, you will ensure an easy clean-up every time.
  • Match the design of your outdoor kitchen with the design of your landscape and the architecture of your home. Think of your outdoor kitchen as one puzzle piece of the greater whole, not an outlier that doesn’t need to match!
  • Plan ahead when choosing the location of your kitchen. Where are the utility lines an hookups in your yard? Work with a professional to determine the best place to put your outdoor kitchen and also take advantage of convenient access to water, gas, and electricity.
  • Do you love entertaining outdoors throughout the year? Consider adding additional features to your outdoor space, like heaters or umbrellas to keep the party going well into the fall.

Matthew’s Construction & Design

If you’re looking to improve your landscape, look no further! We can adhere to all of your remodeling needs, interior or exterior. Matthews Construction has the expertise and equipment to make your dreams a reality. We are committed to providing our valued customers will excellent service and top-notch quality. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do for your home, give us a call at (202) 702-3553 or visit us online. For more tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and Google+.

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