Outdoor kitchens can add ambience, entertainment space, and value to a home, but they have to be done right. Yes, believe it or not, there is a wrong and a right way to install an outdoor kitchen. Homeowners in the market for an outdoor kitchen remodel should consider the following factors before beginning their project.
Design is Divine. Just as would be done with an indoor kitchen, consider the different zones of an outdoor kitchen. Cold areas (refrigeration), hot areas (grills and cooktops), wet areas (sinks), and dry areas (prep and storage) need to work well together.
Materials Matter. Remember that this is an outdoor kitchen and will be subjected to the elements year-round. Select low-maintenance materials and equipment that are easy to clean, such as a high-quality stainless steel. This provides a sanitary surface that is resistant to corrosion. When picking materials, consider the year-round climate. Is it blazing hot in the summer or frigid and snowy in the winter? Choose materials accordingly.
Tame Traffic. The entire outdoor entertaining space should be considered as one functional, flowing plan. Think of the pool area, dining area, and cooking area as rooms, carefully considering the flow of traffic from one area to another. And make sure the cook is part of the party!
Add to the Architecture: An outdoor kitchen remodel should compliment the architecture, style, and landscaping of the home, not compete with it. Pergolas, canopies, or other open-air structures create an intimate setting and fireplaces or fire pits provide spaces with an anchor point.
Progressive Builders has years of experience in building outdoor kitchens. We come alongside homeowners to ensure that their outdoor kitchen remodel provides them with a backyard entertainment space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Contact us today to get started!
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