No longer are people happy with an outdoor kitchen that consist of nothing more than a barbeque and a drinks cooler. Sure, the barbeque continues to be the focal point of the space. However, outdoor kitchens now offer all the modern conveniences a regular kitchen offers too. You can find such things as wet bars, pizza ovens, side burners, fireplaces, warming drawers, smokers and roasting pits, for instance. Designing these spaces is as complicated as designing an indoor kitchen. It is hard to create a space that is functional, entertaining and relaxing at the same time. To get it right, you need to take a few difficult decisions. You can only make decisions on what really matters and what things you absolutely need if you know how you intend to use your outdoor kitchen. Never deviate from the plan you have created.
What will be the space’s primary function? If, for instance, you are taking a cookery course or really want to become a chef, your appliances, materials and layout are the most important thing. If, on the other hand, your goal is to throw lavish parties, then comfort is far more important, as well as access to things such as a good fridge. Deciding on the primary function will help you to determine which things you should get for each section. You also have to think about how the sun and the wind hit the area where you want to place your kitchen. Get it wrong, and your guests will be unable to breathe because of the barbeque smoke.
If you have ever worked on an indoor kitchen, you will know that counter space is probably the most important thing. You cannot create a good outdoor kitchen without sufficient counter space either. There is simply no way that you can serve up drinks and a meal without sufficient counter space. Last but not least, make sure you pick the correct materials for your outdoor kitchen. You must choose materials that are able to withstand the elements are are durable overall. Do also make sure that you pick low maintenance materials. Outdoor kitchens are absolutely wonderful and if planned correctly, you will never be out of it anymore. Be ready, however, to entertain on an almost daily basis, because your friends will probably love the space as much as you do. Clearly, this doesn’t really matter as an outdoor kitchen is made specifically to entertain. Most of all, make sure you enjoy your new space and creation as much as possible as well.