How to Design the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are a great addition to any backyard, especially if you like to entertain. They are a great way to make sure everyone can enjoy the outdoors while food is being prepared. After all, no one likes getting stuck in the kitchen on a beautiful day! Read below for tips on remodeling your backyard with a beautiful new outdoor kitchen.
Materials for Your Outdoor Kitchen
Starting with the basics, you’ll need to decide what you want your kitchen to be made with. Many times when a kitchen is paired with a pool, the material used for the decking will carry over into the kitchen area. Anthony & Sylvan offers a wide variety of decking materials: paver, stamped concrete (pictured below), exposed aggregate concrete, and stone.
Best Outdoor Kitchen Appliances
The very first thing you need to do when selecting appliances is determine whether or not they are suited for the outdoors. There will be a wide selection for grills and smokers, but if you want to add more elements like freezers, wine fridges, or stove tops you’ll need to make sure they’ll be able to survive the elements.
The number and type of appliances you’re planning on installing will determine the size of your kitchen, and whether or not you’ll need to build a structure to protect it from rain and other weathering.
Choosing a Location for Your Outdoor Kitchen
Do you want your kitchen out of the way or right in the mix of things? Place your outdoor kitchen where you feel most comfortable. For some people that’s attached to the outside of their house, for others (like the people who designed the pool below) a sunken grill pit is just the right spot to prepare food but still be able to socialize.
Because you’ll be using your outdoor space for a variety of things—parties, barbecues, relaxing—having moveable seating is a good idea. You’ll want to be able to clear spaces for certain events and have seating and dining options in the same area for others. Pair moveable seating and tables with bar seating close to the kitchen to ensure guests can join you while to prepare, but also have space to spread out when it’s meal time.
Start Building or Renovating Your Outdoor Pool Space Today
Start designing your dream outdoor kitchen today with help from the experts at Anthony & Sylvan Pools. Request a consultation online or by phone at 1-877-729-7946.