Outdoor kitchens elevate your outdoor living space while increasing the value of your home. Outdoor kitchens can be customized to fit your outdoor space and to match your home’s design. From small kitchenettes to full-scale outdoor kitchen areas, some important elements that every outdoor cooking station should include are:
1. Dining Space
The whole point of an outdoor cooking station is being able to enjoy the meals you prepare outside. Ensuring that your kitchen includes plenty of dining space is crucial for incorporating nature into your meal. Whether you’re cooking dinner for your family or preparing a meal for guests, having a spacious dining area that includes comfortable furniture is a must.
2. Outdoor Safe Furniture and Appliances
It should come as no surprise that any equipment located in or around an outdoor cooking station should be able to withstand harsh weather and outdoor elements such as rain, strong winds, and more. Your kitchen appliances should be outdoor-safe and stored in a way that will keep them safe in the event of inclement weather, and all outdoor furniture should be sturdy enough to stay put in any elements.
3. Storage Space
It is important to have an ample amount of storage space to keep appliances and tools safe in your outdoor cooking station. Your outdoor kitchen should have enough space to store any appliances, tools, dishes, and miscellaneous items that you need, so that you don’t have to waste time going back and forth between your regular kitchen and your outdoor cooking space.
4. A Well Equipped Sink
Having a well-designed and fully equipped outdoor sink is useful for far more purposes than just cooking and washing dishes. Without an outdoor kitchen sink, it’s likely that your only source of running water outdoors is your garden hose. Installing a sink in your outdoor cooking station can help you make the most of your kitchen space by preventing the need to take several inconvenient trips back and forth every time you need to grab a glass of water or wash your hands after making a mess outside while providing an additional sense of convenience for you and your family as you spend time outdoors.
5. A Roof or Overhang
If you want to get the most use our of your outdoor kitchen, it should include a roof structure or covering that provides protection from the elements. Weather can be unpredictable, and there’s nothing worse than firing up the grill only to have a spot shower ruin your dinner. When areas in which food will be prepared or cooked are covered, you can be sure that your outdoor kitchen will be fully functional no matter the weather.
Spending more time outdoors acts as a natural mood booster and can help you maintain a healthy mind and body. Having a customized outdoor space such as a backyard kitchen can help you and your loved ones find an excuse to spend more time outside.
Enhance your backyard and impress your loved ones by installing a well-designed outdoor kitchen. Our specialists in outdoor design will help you turn the outdoor space of your dreams into a reality. Check out our gallery to see our innovative approach to outdoor kitchens, sunrooms, and more.
Contact us today to learn more about our process and to get a quote for your project. We look forward to hearing about your ideas for your outdoor cooking station and discussing how we can bring them to life.