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10 Great Ways To Create The Ideal Outdoor Kitchen
Courtesy of www.luxurycountertops.com
COOKING, DINING AND ENTERTAINING OUTSIDE IN YOUR OUTDOOR KITCHEN HAS SOMETHING LUXURIOUS ABOUT IT, DON’T YOU THINK?
Tips to design a great outdoor kitchen:
An outdoor kitchen can be filled with many architectural details and in the same time very practical. Think about what features you’d like to include in your outdoor kitchen, such as a grill, sink, or refrigerator and build around them. When planning your outdoor kitchen remember to:
- Verify that the place is structurally fitted to support the kitchen’s additional weight.
- Plan it to withstand your climate’s weather conditions. Just dreaming about a great outdoor kitchen is not enough, you need to plan according to your climate as well.
- Select durable materials such as quartz or other stone. Make sure all countertop surfaces and hardware are recommended for exterior use.
- Plan the lights well to making the most of your outside kitchen. Be sure to exterior lighting. And do not let to chance the outlets. You need them in some specific places and to have more than needed is kind of difficult.
- Choosing the right appliances for the outdoor kitchen is not easy. But keep in mind that the small appliances might be enough for the outdoor kitchen. They have the benefits of being more affordable, needing smaller-spaces and using less energy.
- You will need a water source, because cooking without water is a NO, NO. Try to include even a small bar-size sink, as close to the grill as possible.
- Plan the storage room and make sure you include enough cabinets. You will need room for pullout trash and recycling bins, utensils, baskets, glasses, and cleaning supplies.
- Make everything easy to clean. Think about wind, animals, grass and garden debris.
- Protect the outdoor kitchen and shields it from the rain and snow to extending its life.
- Prepare an overhead shelter. Include in your design a full or a partial roof, a pergola, or an outdoor umbrella, but be prepare for rain, wind, even extra-sunny days.