An outdoor kitchen is an ideal spot to enjoy nice weather, prepare tasty meals for the family, host pool parties, and more! What do you want your backyard paradise to look like? If you’ve never had an outdoor dining area before or are trying to revise an older one, you may not have a clear idea of what you want. For many homes, the kitchen layout and features will ultimately determine how your outdoor kitchen is designed. Check out these ideas for an outdoor kitchen to add to your wish list!
If you’re like most homeowners, your outdoor kitchen will become a central hub for parties and family time. Several particular features will thus be of particular interest to you. Which of these potential additions or renovations inspires you the most?
Pergolas or Patio Covers
1) Pergolas or Patio Covers
While you’re outdoors, a pergola or patio cover is a great way to add cohesiveness and functionality to your space. By customizing the architectural elements to coordinate with the style of your home, your outdoor covering can essentially become an extended living space.
2) Dining Area
No outdoor kitchen is complete without an outdoor dining room to entertain your guests alongside your grilling station. Complete your dining space with matching chair cushions and outdoor lighting for your next party.
Pro Tip: Not every entertaining area is created the same. Does your family prefer outdoor cooking or gazing at the stars? Or maybe both? Design your backyard so that your whole family will have something to enjoy.
3) Pizza Oven
Why wait to have pizza delivered when you can cook it yourself? Install a stainless steel pizza oven to turn your outdoor kitchen into a functional and exclusive pizzeria.
4) Counter Space
One of the best kitchen ideas to add to your list is the use of your counter space. From the type of counter materials to choosing the right built-in appliances, your counters are a key part of your cooking space.
You can have a luxurious outdoor kitchen by adding lights to accentuate your space. Whether it’s a light fan over your dining table or a string of lights across your living room space, outdoor lighting brings life and functionality to your nighttime parties.
6) Cabinet Style
Whether you’re in a rural or urban area, your cabinet style is an important element of your outdoor kitchen. For some people, it’s the main feature you remember! Choose your cabinet color, door handle, and material type to give your patio kitchen a style all its own.
Do you want your outdoor kitchen to be unique? Add an attached bar area with coordinating bar stools to make drinks, serve food, and entertain guests. For some homeowners, your bar area could even double as a prep area for grilling!
Enjoy Your New Outdoor Space!
Your new outdoor kitchen will be the perfect space to experiment with new recipes or host parties with all your friends. Paired with a swimming pool, your kitchen might even transform your backyard into the new go-to hangout spot for your social circle! Just find your ideal design and consult with an expert to make it a reality!
Your outdoor space is a place you and your family entertain guests and enjoy time together. It’s where you can step outside your back door, enjoy a cup of coffee, watch the big sports game, or celebrate a birthday. Above all, your outdoor kitchen decor should match your unique style and be an extension of your home.
Whether you’re just now designing an outdoor kitchen or are looking for ways to spruce up your entertaining space, the options can be overwhelming. Consider these 7 ideas in preparation for your design consultation:
Light Fixture with a Fan
Fully-Customized Grilling Station
1) Fire Pit
There’s nothing like grabbing a camp chair and gathering around a fire pit to roast marshmallows. Install a fire pit or custom fireplace in your backyard to provide warmth and functionality for your guests.
2) Outdoor Furniture
What’s an outdoor living space without ample seating? Whether you have a sofa and chair set near the dining area or a lawn chair by the pool, outdoor furniture is a must for any outdoor kitchen. With a number of colors and durable materials, you can create a space to enjoy year-round.
There’s nothing more annoying than sitting outside and having the sun glare into your eyes. With a pergola or patio cover, you can save on electricity and escape from the sun by shading your outdoor cooking space.
Pro Tip: One pergola is unlike the other. From double-stacked beams to arbor columns, our design experts can design a shaded structure with any kind of solid wood or metal you desire.
4) Light Fixture with a Fan
Every outdoor dining area needs a good light and a ceiling fan. Whether the sun is blazing hot or going down, your kitchen would greatly benefit from a light fixture with a fan. It’s functional, and in most cases, a stylish way to welcome guests to spend time in your outdoor space no matter what time of day.
5) Fully-Customized Grilling Station
Without a grill or a way to cook food, could it really be called an outdoor kitchen? As you’re designing your kitchen, choose features that your family is going to use. From a pizza oven to a rotisserie smoker, there are a number of built-in grills to make food prep a fun activity right in the backyard.
6) Designer Backsplash
Often overlooked, the backsplash that you choose for your outdoor kitchen is a great way to add personalization to your space. From different materials and colors, you can choose a pattern that will coordinate beautifully with your counter surface and outdoor appliances.
7) Outdoor TV
Make your backyard the best place for the big game or national event with an outdoor TV installed in your kitchen. While waiting for the food to cook or visiting at the dining table, an outdoor TV can provide entertainment for all of your guests.
Stylish Outdoor Entertaining
Your outdoor kitchen doesn’t have to be drab and boring. With stylish design choices and personalized features, your outdoor kitchen can become your family’s favorite hangout spot.
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Make your backyard the talk of the neighborhood with exceptional outdoor kitchen appliances. Instead of being stuck inside, you and your guests can bring the party outside with all of your necessary equipment within arm’s reach.
How are you going to use your outdoor kitchen? The goal is for you to have a fully-functioning kitchen so that you keep all of your food preparation in one place. Make sure these 5 outdoor kitchen appliances are on your list:
Pro Tip: If you’re a lover of wine and regularly entertain guests, consider installing a wine cooler for extra convenience in your backyard.
2) Side burners
When you’re outside entertaining your guests, cooking is a great way to bring everyone together. Be sure to add side burners to your outdoor kitchen for increased functionality and flexibility. Whether you need a double burner or a single side burner, there are multiple models to choose from to customize your kitchen however you’d like.
3) Ice Maker
There’s nothing like having a drink that’s lukewarm. Have ice readily available with an ice maker installed in your outdoor kitchen. Instead of having to run to the store, you can have up to 55lbs of clear ice available year-round.
Take your outdoor cooking to a new level with a pizza oven that can be fully accessed outside. From pool parties to weekend gatherings, your guests will love the authentic pizza taste that comes from cooking in a pizza oven.
The Difference that Counts
When you’re designing your outdoor kitchen, don’t forget to choose appliances that will work for your family. There’s nothing worse than having an appliance that takes up space and isn’t being used. Instead, choose appliances that will give your outdoor kitchen the functionality it deserves.
Did your favorite appliance miss the list? Connect with one of our outdoor kitchen designers for more information.