Considering converting your patio space into an awesome outdoor kitchen? Here are the top 5 outdoor kitchen features and accessories you should plan for.
Built-in grills come in handy. These prefabricated equipment come in with a grill, stove, storage space and enough counterspace for a few items. It is more economical and can be installed quickly, however, what these prefab islands lack is customization. Your space should be able to accommodate the equipment.
Having a compact fridge to store meats and beverages comes in handy when having an outdoor kitchen. It also lessens the need to go back and forth into your kitchen just to carry all the ingredients you need.
Again, preparing and cleaning your ingredients need not be done in your indoor kitchen with a trusty sink right in your outdoor kitchen. It can be concrete, custom-built to fit the space you have or have its own stand built.
The idea of having an outdoor kitchen is that you can cook, eat, and entertain all at the same time. That said, seating is of importance if you want to do all of these simultaneously. Consider how near it is to the cooking area and where the smoke might be directed. When planning where to put the seating area, take note of where the sunlight hits all hours of the day.
This simple addition can easily transform your outdoor kitchen into an outdoor dining area as well. You can have a marble countertop or take the inexpensive but more eco-friendly way of choosing reclaimed wood.
Your outdoor kitchen may feature all or just some of these elements. Whichever you pick, always consider your space and budget to make it work. For an easier planning process, call us today to schedule a free consultation.