Outdoor kitchens add value to the home. Imagine yourself cooking a delicious meal as your friends and family watch you. Entertainment value is not just a benefit, but aesthetic appeal is another benefit. Home will feel like home with this beautiful addition. The look of your backyard space will undeniably transform. Designing the kitchen of your dreams isn’t an easy task. Take a peek at these tips to make the process less overwhelming.
Plan for the Elements
While cooking, protection from the elements is essential. You don’t want to miss out on making your favorite meals due to being too hot or too cold. Shade should cover your surroundings during the summer. One way to cool your kitchen is to add to the landscape by planting trees. You can also add a pergola or awning to shade your space.
To prepare for fall or winter, you can add a fire pit to your kitchen. If a fire pit doesn’t suit your needs, then you can always invest in an outdoor heater. An outdoor gas heater is an option. If you want a more luxury purchase, you can also spend money on radiant heat added over the patio.
Match The Exterior of Your Home
You may use the interior of your home for inspiration. However, this may not work here. Your outdoor kitchen should match the exterior of your home. Also, think about the landscape that surrounds you. Depending on the flowers, trees, and plants that surround you, you may opt to go for bolder colors such as orange, turquoise. You can then add in neutrals to help those colors pop or stand out. Materials such as bamboo create a landscape that looks tropical.
Consider the Layout of Your Yard
Layout matters in regards to an outdoor kitchen just as much as an indoor kitchen. The designs of indoor kitchens vary based on walls, doors, and windows. An outdoor kitchen stands alone. L-shaped designs are popular because it helps to section off an area. Another tip is also not to place too many appliances close to one another. Make sure also to allow yourself room to stretch out and cook.
What Appliances Will You Need?
- Outdoor Grills
- Ice Maker
If you regularly hold parties are your home, you will need these appliances. These appliances can be useful to grill food, and store beverages, leftovers, and without you needing to store your food indoors. Stone veneers, lighting, walls, and pavers enhance any outdoor setting as well.
Trenton Block and Hardscape Supply Is an Expert In The Outdoor Construction Industry
At Trenton Block & Hardscape Supply, we have 21/2 acres of high-quality hardscaping materials at each of our respective locations. Our experienced team members will help you make sense of all these materials by adding more shape and form to your design ideas. We help you see the possibilities with our extensive design knowledge.
Three convenient locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware mean that you’re never too far away from accessing our expertise, artistry, and equipment. Come visit our display areas at all three locations for help making your vision a reality with our comprehensive variety of materials and tools. Contact us at one of our locations and follow us our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +.