10 Things to Consider When Designing an Outdoor Kitchen

First off, what is an outdoor kitchen?

An outdoor kitchen is a place outside of the home where you can entertain, cook and prepare meals while enjoying the open-air. It expands your living room to the outdoor space. Your outdoor kitchen is the centerpiece of an outdoor entertaining area which lets you entertain family, friends and guests beyond the summer months’ outdoors. Our expert design team turns outdoor kitchen ideas into reality.

Planning a home enhancement project requires research, planning, creativity, knowledge and a good amount of patience. While some homeowners hire designers, others may prefer the DIY approach. Either way, there are many things to keep in mind during a home enhancement project, particularly when designing outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens greatly expand the value of a home and they are perfect for outdoor entertaining. They offer a great place to entertain, provide more storage space and the opportunity to be more adventurous when cooking.

10 key things to consider when designing an outdoor kitchen:

1. Budget

It is important to determine an affordable budget and stick to it. Otherwise, spending has a way of getting out of hand. Be sure there is a line item for each element of the kitchen – cabinets, countertops, seating, lighting, utilities, appliances, etc.

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