Is Your Outdoor Kitchen Ready for the Summer Season?

During the summer, you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. No matter if you plan to host large summer barbecues or you just want to relax after a long day at work, your outdoor living area is where you want to be. 

This means that you want various features to make this area comfortable, relaxing, and functional. One aspect of your outdoor living space that will take it a notch above the rest is your outdoor kitchen. 

What is an Outdoor Kitchen?

Outdoor kitchens are an excellent gathering space for large barbecues.

Outdoor kitchens in Colorado can vary depending on the size of your home and the many features you desire. This area is where you can easily prepare a meal or other food items. It provides many similar components as a normal kitchen such as kitchen cabinets, counters, oven, etc. However, there is one difference — all of these items must be weatherproof. You must choose weatherproof cabinets and appliances that can withstand the harsh Colorado weather conditions. This will ensure this area of your home remains in excellent condition for years to come. 

When created well, your outdoor kitchen can be the ultimate gathering place for family members and for those close to you. It allows you to host large summer barbecues and you can stay for all the excitement, rather than spend the evening tucked indoors preparing food. You can also keep your home much cooler by preparing foods outdoors rather than inside your house. 

When creating an outdoor kitchen, you want to choose products from premium brands. You want to work with experts who are familiar with the type of steps you must take to keep this area of your home in excellent condition. At Kitchen Showcase, we can provide that level of expertise for you. Give us a call today or visit our showroom to take your first step to a gorgeous outdoor kitchen. 

How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Patio Space

Outdoor kitchen design

Size doesn’t matter, it’s what you can do with what you have. When it comes to interior decorating, or as in the case of this blog, exterior decorating, it’s all about how to make the most of your outdoor space. We’ve got some great decorating tips for making even small outdoor spaces feel bigger and less confined.Outdoor kitchen

Creating illusion of space

You may not have the physical space, but with a few decorating tricks, you can create the illusion that your patio area is bigger than it actually is. The trick is to create little areas that are all interconnected. You can also add layers to create height, and use colors to make the space open, bright, and welcoming.

Creating subtle boundaries

Fencing and thick hedges are a classic choice to break up your yard and create inviting spaces for lounging, entertaining, relaxing, cooking, or gardening. With smaller yards, however, you want to design similar spaces, but to keep the boundaries light. You want to design an open plan yard, where everything is one big space. A few sub-spaces should be created within the open plan using flowers, furniture, and pathways. If you make the boundaries too big, thick, and heavy you will end up chopping up your yard, making it feel even smaller and more cramped.

Continuous Pathways

Outdoor kitchens in ColoradoAnother decorating tip for making the most of a small yard is to create continuous pathways. Create loops around the garden so that it feels like there is always somewhere else to go in the yard. That way, it’s like your outdoor space is never-ending, and it will make a small yard feel bigger. Making two entryways to each section of your yard, from the patio to the outdoor kitchen to the veggie garden to the tree swing will keep a great flow of traffic throughout the yard. When you are entertaining, your guests won’t feel like they’re constantly bumping into each other or running out of places to hang out.
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