More and more people are investing in outdoor kitchens as its popularity is sweeping the country. This nifty investment can turn cooking into a fun and exciting adventure. There are many contractors that are offering specialist services in the design and building of these outdoor kitchens – more so as the need for these kitchens are growing too.
There are various tips you can follow to help with the design of your outdoor kitchen. Of course not everyone will follow all the tips but you can decide which tips are relevant to your situation.
Here are a few design tips to help with a better outdoor kitchen design:
• Sink areas: You will need to apply good design principles in order to make wet areas in your kitchen more functional – like the sinks. Dry areas used for storage and prep counters all need to come together to effectively live up to its purpose and make the most of the allocated space available
• Elements: One of the biggest differences between an outdoor and an indoor kitchen will be its exposure to different elements. You will need to take this into consideration with the design of your countertops and such
• Low maintenance equipment: You will also need to choose low maintenance equipment and materials that were designed specifically to withstand the many rigors that an outdoor kitchen needs to endure. For the flooring of your kitchen concrete or a sealed paver will work fine. Thus choose a natural stone that has a somewhat lower porosity – granite is a good example
• Take the home into consideration: Even though the kitchen will be on the outside, it is still a good idea to take the home’s landscape and architecture into consideration when designing the outdoor kitchen. Make use of well-suited materials while incorporating subtle architectural element
• Planning the space: You should also plan the complete outdoor entertaining area in terms of a single, complete functional plan. Your dining and cooking areas along with the pool area will need to coexist oftentimes. You should consider the traffic flow to and from these areas when designing the outdoor space
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