Thursday, 23 June 2016

Outdoor Kitchen: Design Factors you should Consider

Any outdoor area can be transformed easily into a beautifully landscaped zone. Outdoor kitchens are great examples of what you can call ‘chic outdoor living spaces.’ These open-air cooking areas offer the same kind of functionality as their indoor counterparts. Given below is an overview of design factors you should consider for an outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor appliances

When thinking about cooking areas of the yard, the first factor that probably demands your attention would be the outdoor kitchen appliances. However, there is a lot more that should be considered for creating spaces that are truly livable. Accents and accessories and lighting can help enhance your grilling experience, and they can be used for tailoring your space to your needs.

Grill is the soul of any barbecue or cookout. A great idea is to place it as the center piece, and build the rest of the area around it. Stainless steel makes the best metal for grills, because it has the ability to last longer. Moreover, maintenance is easy, and it can fit to your budget.

Another essential appliance to consider for your outdoor kitchen is the sink, and one more ‘must have’ is a refrigerator for storing perishables and chilling the beer.

Stone kitchens

Planning an outdoor kitchen area includes a decision on building materials too.  Stone is one of best and the most popular of building materials. It’s both beautiful and durable. Its strength makes it suitable for outdoor bars, islands, storage, fire

Stone kitchens can serve you in any weather condition, which you can’t vouch for other kinds of building materials.

Also, stone can offer you a great choice of textures and colors. It is extremely common for stone to incorporate accents, brick inlays and medallions that can offer visual appeal. Stone kitchens assure longevity and permanence.

Outdoor fireplaces

Outdoor fire pits or fireplaces add to the functionality of your kitchen. Whichever style you choose, you’ll have to make certain decisions regarding the following.

Fuel options

Building materials

The size of the outdoor fireplace or fire pit

You have a choice of different types of rustic and man-made materials with which you can build your fire pit or fire place. Once the structure has been created with the help of fireproof materials, you can complete the exterior with practically any material that is heat-resistant.

For fuel, you can choose a propane starter or natural wood with no gas. Your decisions on requirements should of course be tempered by the funds available. Make sure you build a fireplace to your budget.

Brick ovens

A brick oven will make a fantastic choice, if it is usual for you to host a lot of parties. You can make it the focal point of the outdoor living space. Guests can make their own food. Nothing can beat the authentic taste of food that is cooked in a brick oven.

Hams, roasts, pizzas, breads, etc. are cooked on such occasions. Pizza is the most popular and entertaining cooking item.

Well-planned outdoor kitchen designs can be an advantage to homeowners for whom al fresco dining and entertaining are important. If you are considering renovation of your outdoor spaces, it is best to hire a landscaping expert to get the worth of your money and a style which you would love.