How to Design an Outdoor Kitchen This Summer

Design an ideal outdoor kitchen!

If you can’t imagine spending the entire Maryland summer with just a grill, maybe it is time to invest in an outdoor kitchen.  If you want to be able to use it at all this year, you have to design your outdoor kitchen and get it started now. Luckily, we’ve got some great tips to get your planning process started.

Location Considerations

One of the first things you need to think about is where your outdoor kitchen is going to be located. Most people opt to have it close to the house for many reasons. It makes it easier to bring food and supplies out to the work area and it is easy to extend an awning off of your house or even just put the kitchen under your existing patio cover. If you want a clearly designated outdoor entertaining space, consider placing your outdoor kitchen away from the house, but you will have to have your contractor run gas, water, and electricity lines. You will need to have a covering, like a gazebo, over that kitchen as well, so that you can use it even during less than ideal weather.

Equipment Options

The grill is the centerpiece of the outdoor kitchen. You can include a grill with any number of details and options, from hoods and smoke vents to overhead lighting. Another great piece of equipment is a small fridge. It is a great place to store prepped food prior to grilling or to chill drinks. You should also have a small sink for cleaning and to have water if you need it during prep. It will require running water lines, but having a small sink makes a world of difference in terms of usefulness of the kitchen. Finally, the only other thing you really need for a complete outdoor kitchen is counter space where you can work, prep, and store stuff. Natural stone makes a beautiful material choice for this counter space.  In addition to these you can upgrade your outdoor kitchen with extras like a wood fire pizza ovens, ice makers, deep fryers, and kegs to suite your style. Once your outdoor kitchen is planned, don’t forget to plan a beautiful and comfortable seating and eating area so you can party outside all summer.

Get In Touch With Matthews Construction And Design Today

At MATTHEWS CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, we‘re committed to quality and service and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will guide you through the entire process, from tips and ideas for your project to the actual installation. With countless testimonials and a colorful portfolio of our work, you can trust Matthews Construction and Design to handle your product with the best care in the industry.
Contact us today for your free estimate, or give us a call at (202) 702.3553. For room design that inspires you to relax and play, and impresses you with remarkable style and quality, trust only the professionals!

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