The kitchen is the center of community in almost any household. And when the weather is just right, moving that gathering place to the great outdoors only makes sense. Our goal is to help you transform your space into a luxurious and unique environment, ready for an intimate family gathering on a week night, or for a special celebration with all the bells and whistles.
Let us help you set your sights on the gorgeous details of dining al fresco and become inspired for the creation of something similar for your own backyard.
A carefully thought out design for your outdoor kitchen space is essential. Easy access to the indoor kitchen, where pantry items are stored, is of utmost importance, as is a bit of cover in any cases of inclement weather. It’s also nice to have the covered area as close to the house as possible, to eliminate the need to run for cover.
The placement of your cooking area is essential as well. Just about every outdoor kitchen creation requires a grill and begs for a built-in gas line, seated strategically so that excess heat does not cause any issues to the house exterior. The grill area also needs to allow counter space for convenient food preparation and should be in an area that allows for exceptional air flow. You’ll want to work the design and location of your outdoor kitchen so that the grill smoke flows away from the house and guests, to keep everyone comfortable and happy, including the grill master.
And a few more nice features to go alongside your grill? Both dishwashers and chilling drawers. The ability to pop dirty dishes in the wash and store prepped items in the fridge all while you’re basking in the sun is pretty amazing.
While the hot days of grilling call for some refreshment, cooler evenings often beg for a little extra warmth. A built-in fire place as a part of your outdoor living space allows for wining and dining in comfort on those chilly evenings, as well as chance to cozy up under the stars.
Many grill spaces include built-in natural gas lines, which is another solution to quick fireside dining. There’s nothing like smell and crackle of a wood burning fire, but there’s also nothing like the convenience of toasty warmth at the flip of a switch. Consider a gas fireplace outside instead traditional cut logs.
Not only is cooking space part of an ideal outdoor kitchen, but so is bar space! Complete with an ice box and chiller, an area for sitting at the bar and sipping on libations ups the ante in terms of luxury and enjoyment. Even with just a small poolside high-top counter, your experience outdoors will be just that much better with the option for a little bubbly.
Thus, why not gather in the great outdoors of your own backyard with these grand outdoor kitchen ideas.