Before, when talking about outdoor entertainment, a relaxing image of a picnic lunch at the local park with friends and family came to mind. Just fill a picnic basket with food, plastic utensils, paper plates, thermos and you’re all set. People also love an outdoor dinner or luncheon, especially if it involves a barbecue in the backyard; cook all sorts of sides alongside the burgers and hotdogs and everyone will surely be happy.
Outdoor grills are incredibly fun and entertaining, the part about it that’s not even slightly fun is going to the kitchen and returning outside every time you need something; that’s why outdoor kitchens became popular. If the food can be cooked in the existing indoor kitchen, it could also be prepared on the outdoor kitchen; those that want to install their own outdoor kitchen should take note of the factors below.
Design Factors for Outdoor Kitchens
Various style and component factors go into the design of outdoor kitchens, apart from that other factors go into deciding on an ideal outdoor kitchen. Out of all the factors that needs to be considered, the size of the available space places high among the priority list. Will the outdoor kitchen be the same size as the indoor kitchen or will be composed of a meager grill island? Will it be a fun place where friends and family get to bond and spend most of their time in?
Adequate seating, lighting and dining areas are needed in order for the outdoor kitchen to actually work and become cozy. Despite colder weather, owners would still want to enjoy their outdoor kitchens and a way to do so is to invest in an outdoor fireplace; it’s a great way to keep everyone cozy.
The Choice of Grilling Islands
For the grill that you’ll install, consider if you’d want a freestanding grill or one that’s built right on to an outdoor grilling island. Grilling islands that are customized create an enhanced upscale look for the outdoor kitchen. Outdoor grilling islands, much like the indoor kitchen islands, include cabinets and masonry; majority of experts agree that custom masonry grilling islands adds great value to the home. The budget friendly substitute for custom islands would be prefab islands; they come in a wide variety of exterior finishes and configurations.
Outdoor Kitchen and Building Materials
Always choose sturdy and durable materials during the building and installation of outdoor kitchens so it could properly withstand deterioration from the weather and climate. Polymer would be the ideal material for outdoor kitchens, at least according to building experts. The material withstands a lot of outside elements and it doesn’t absorb moisture unlike concrete, stucco and wood.