Scorching summers are almost over and not it is time to enjoy pleasant evenings outside. That will not only let you breathe fresh air close to nature but also help you improve your health overall. Besides, you have a chance to give a makeover to your property and make it look a million dollar worth.
The best thing about curating an outdoor living space is that you can experiment with several things such as patios, decks, screenrooms, and pergolas of your choice. An outdoor kitchen can also be the part as you can entertain, cook and prepare meals while enjoying the open-air.
But, whatever home enhancement project you choose, you need proper research, planning, creativity, and knowledge to achieve the outcomes you desire. You cannot rush to hire any designer or simply go the DIY route because it is cheap.
As most of us know that building an outdoor kitchen is expensive, if you aren’t careful, you can mess up things quickly. So, to avoid that, I have enlisted a few things to be considerate of all the time.
As repetitive as this may sound, you can just never think of turning a back to your finances. You cannot go on splurging on designs and appliances that burn a hole in your pocket at the time of purchase or call for high maintenance later. Hence, derive a realistic budget first and then go on picking your grill and other items. Keep the material quality, utility costs, and technological aspects in mind.
- Location and Space
For the ones who anyway have a limited area in their backyard, the location of their outdoor kitchens becomes obvious. But, in case you are fortunate enough to have a large lawn, you got to have a proper space dedicated to your chores. You need to build the outdoor kitchen as close as possible to your interior kitchen, so you are not running back and forth for your cooking essentials. You have to think about the door access, the distance from the pool, and the direction you want to face.
- Landscape Aesthetic
Your outdoor kitchen needs to be in sync with the rest of your landscape. A kitchen that looks super trendy and extravagant but doesn’t blend with the architecture of your home is too painful to handle. Remember, your outdoor kitchen is an extension of your estate. So, build it in a way that it looks natural and a second part of the house.
A backyard kitchen idea sounds easy until it is executed. Hundred of issues pop up during the project and can hinder the practicality aspect. Also, some homeowners may be too inclined towards making a statement with their kitchen accessories without realizing if they are functional or not. But, you don’t be one of the lot. Build distinct functional areas – one for refrigeration, one for cooking appliances, one for the sink, and some extra space for the counter and balance style with functionality.