What creates a great BBQ? A warm atmosphere, delicious food and an amazing built in grill setup of course! Building the right outdoor kitchen for your picture-perfect barbecue is easy and can fit within your budget, if you plan it the smart way.
The outdoor chef today can enjoy every bit of luxury and convenience as indoors plus the magic of cooking under the sky. For a beautiful outdoor kitchen here are some key points you should keep in mind when coming up with a vision:
- It should look as though it was actually designed along with the original house in terms of material choices and architectural details, rather than as a cobbled-on afterthought.
- It should apply the same functional considerations, such as “work triangle” and toe-kick space under islands, as your home’s main kitchen so that it’s a pleasure to use.
- It should be integrated thoughtfully into your yard’s overall landscape design, so that family and guests can enjoy easy interaction with the cook, surrounded by inviting patio space and refreshing plants.
Start by taking into consideration how much space on your deck, lawn or outdoor patio you have to build your outdoor kitchen. You want to make sure that there is enough space to make it a comfortable cooking environment, convenient for the chef and that its location is away from other outdoor features including gardens, trees and swimming pools.
Putting Together A Wishlist
This is the fun part. Before calling in designers, list all the bells and whistles needed to create your ideal space. Your main component is the grill, the centerpiece of virtually every outdoor kitchen around which all other features will be added, so you want to give considerable priority to which model and brand you want.
The more features the grill has, the more enriched your grilling outdoor experience will be. But that’s just the start. There are the other important components of crafting the perfect outdoor kitchen:
Refrigeration: Choices include a fridge, wine cooler, freezer and ice maker
Storage: A useful set up with cabinets—think about whether an open set-up is fine or if you’d rather have doors and drawers.
Other cooking equipment: A pizza oven, double-burner outdoor cooktops, a warming unit and a ventilation hood are possibilities
Additional features: Depending on how you want to use your outdoor kitchen, how long a “season” you want to have and the specifics of your climate, consider lighting, patio heaters, a dishwasher and a fireplace or fire pit. Also remember the necessities like insect control and trash bins.
No matter what you’re looking to achieve in your outdoor kitchen, we can help make it happen. At Dynamic Hardscapes in Coldwater, MI we have the team of professionals that can build you a beautiful space. We can also craft a beautiful fire pit or fireplace for your outdoor space. Interested in learning more? Call us today or click here for a free quote.