How to Make Your Outdoor Kitchen a Success

How to Make Your Outdoor Kitchen a Success

Having an outdoor living area allows one to spend countless hours outside in the presence of nature. It gives you a place where you can escape the daily grind and truly, utterly, relax. Specifically, having an outdoor kitchen, gives you the opportunity to embrace the outdoors as well as provide a unique, practical, entertaining space.

Outdoor kitchens are great because they are both practical and customizable. You can have any combination of countertop space, grill islands, cabinets, outdoor ovens, or fireplaces. On the design side, you can customize things such as the veneer and location of the components. When planning this new installation there are 3 main tips that you should take into account:

Make the Kitchen your Own.

Your home is your retreat; a place where you can escape the grind of the day and truly be yourself. Make you kitchen exactly the way you want it. Having an outdoor kitchen that looks great is important. However, no matter how aesthetically appealing your outdoor kitchen is, if it doesn’t appeal to who you are, you are never going to use it.

Consider Adding Some Unique Components.

Your home is the one place where you can splurge on you. All additions not only make your home more enjoyable, but also increase the overall value. Because of this, you can add something that many may consider to be “outside of the box” in good conscience. There are many recent outdoor trends that have picked up steam that no one considered before. One example of this is the outdoor oven. Ovens, which most people only associate with being in an indoor kitchen, provide flexibility in food preparation as well as a unique twist on the standard outdoor kitchen.

Increase your Storage Capacity.

You can never have too much storage, especially with an outdoor kitchen. Having all the necessary storage space where you can keep your wood, cooking utensils, and other kitchen supplies, will make life with your outdoor kitchen a breeze. Ultimately, if it is a hassle to use, you will never use it. Ample storage space alleviates the day to day stress of maintaining an outdoor kitchen and lets you truly relax while enjoying your kitchen.

By following these tips you can create an outdoor kitchen that is as truely unique as you are.

Brent Spradling writes about indoor and outdoor design ideas for FireRock, the largest American based manufacturer of pre-engineered masonry fireplaces.


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    Comment by Mary: Jul 3, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    These are great tips for putting up our own outdoor kitchen. I love the outdoors, it definitely gives more relaxation. I hope I could put up my own outdoor kitchen, so my family and friends can enjoy the outdoors together.

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    Comment by ben @ emergency electricians london: Aug 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    this looks stunning, would look really nice out by the conservatory. i think planning permission might be an issue though

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