‘Tis the season for BBQs and backyard parties. However, homeowners aren’t just looking to get a great grill and some patio furniture; they’re looking to take the BBQ area to the next level by designing a fully functioning outdoor kitchen.
Design considerations for an outdoor kitchen
The demand for functional space has made the outdoor kitchen a growing trend. When you are BBQing and entertaining in your garden, it’s really annoying to have to keep running back and forth from your kitchen to get supplies or finish your cooking. You end up missing out on the whole party. Homeowners are getting fed up and have started to look for ways to turn the BBQ area into a fully functional outdoor kitchen.
Planning the layout
When you design an indoor kitchen, the walls will naturally help you determine the layout of the kitchen, as well as create boundaries to help define the space. In an outdoor kitchen, you need to define the space with your layout. The shape and structure of your counters are going to define the space of your outdoor kitchen. An L shape or a U, depending on how much counter space you are going for, are the most classic shapes of an outdoor kitchen.
Placement of appliances
How you design your outdoor kitchen will have a lot to do with where there is sun and where there is shade. When you are placing appliances, like the refrigerator, you want to make sure that it is not going to be sitting in the glaring sunlight. If you don’t have a place for shade, you’ll want to incorporate ways of creating shade into your outdoor kitchen design.
The grill is often the focal point in an outdoor kitchen. Think about the perfect place for the grill and then design your outdoor kitchen from there. Make sure you don’t place the grill so that you end up standing with our back to your guests the whole time.
The biggest consideration you have to make when you design an outside kitchen is the materials you’re going to use. For the casework and the countertops, stone, quartz, and granite are great options. Not only are they beautiful, but these materials are tough and can stand up to the elements.
Water and electric
There are also practical considerations when you design an outdoor kitchen. You’re going to want to charge your phone and plug in a blender, so make sure you add electrical outlets. You need water, so be sure to plan the layout of the kitchen accordingly to sources of electricity and water.
Everything you need for your outdoor kitchen
The Kitchen Showcase (TKS) only carries proven brands that lead their price category for quality and value. We can help you design an outdoor kitchen that matches your style and your budget. With TKS, you get higher quality and better-looking products at incredibly competitive rates. Your neighbors will be peeking over the garden fence at your new outdoor kitchen and wonder how you did it.