The Dos and Don’ts of Outdoor Kitchens

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Outdoor kitchens are a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. If an outdoor kitchen is something you are considering in your outdoor living design, check out this blog on our top dos and don’ts when it comes to outdoor kitchens.

The Dos and Don’ts of Outdoor Kitchens

The Dos:

  • Do Focus on Function: When you are designing your outdoor kitchen, keep in mind what you need to make outdoor cooking a success. These considerations can include evaluating the space between your outdoor kitchen and your home, what storage will be available, what type of cooking appliances you would like to include, and options for creating a work space for food prep and serving your guests.
  • Do Select Materials Carefully: Unlike indoor kitchens, outdoor kitchens need to be built out of materials that can withstand the elements. Some examples include stainless steel appliances, weather-resistant countertops, and durable flooring.
  • Do Identify Your Priorities: There are so many options when it comes to outdoor kitchens that it is important for homeowners to define their priorities. Popular outdoor kitchen options include smokers, grills, pizza ovens, and much more.

The Don’ts

  • Don’t Forget Ventilation: Even though outdoor kitchens are outdoors, many homeowners forget to include ventilation in their build plan. Having the proper ventilation will ensure a comfortable and safe environment.
  • Don’t Forget Lighting: Many homeowners underestimate how much lighting they will need, as well as what type of lighting they need. There are different options for ambient lighting and task lighting, so it is important to know what you need and where for your outdoor kitchen lighting.
  • Don’t Forget Seating: Outdoor kitchens often serve as one of the most social spaces on a property. Be sure to include comfortable seating options for family and guests.

If you’re looking for more information on outdoor kitchens, give us a call today at All Seasons Outdoor Spaces!