Outdoor grills and kitchens are increasing in popularity as more and more families are moving their entertaining outside.
Here are eight ideas to consider before you build your outdoor kitchen.
• Create a good outdoor kitchen design: Decide how you will use your outdoor grill and kitchen. Do you want it to be self-sufficient and capable of cooking the entire meal, or will you utilize the indoor kitchen, as well?
• Keep functionality in mind: While designing your outdoor kitchen, make sure you keep functionality in mind. The refrigeration area, cooking area and sink area should be in close proximity.
• Purchase low-maintenance materials: Choose materials that will withstand the harsh outdoor elements like, stainless steel, or natural stone.
• Complement your home’s design: Make sure the kitchen design complements the architecture design of your home and landscaping.
• Consider the flow of traffic: Keep the traffic flow in mind when designing your kitchen. Consider the dining areas, recreation areas, and cooking areas when planning. Make sure there’s enough room in all of these areas.
• Consider utilities: Your outdoor kitchen will need electricity, gas, and water.
• Outdoor lighting: Install lighting to the outdoor area, you’ll need lighting in the outdoor kitchen, as well as dining areas, walkways, and entertainment areas.
• Heating: An outdoor fire pit, or fireplace will help keep guests warm on cool evenings, as well as add another area to entertain.
For more information about outdoor grills and kitchens, visit the experts at W.P. Law, Inc.