Outdoor Kitchens – A Grill Lover’s Dream
If you have already done some research and decided that a permanent outdoor kitchen (as opposed to a moveable grill) is the best option for your outdoor space, what is the next step? Creating an outdoor kitchen is a fun project with almost too many options. Let’s take a look at some tips to help you go in the right direction.
Where to Build Your Outdoor Kitchen
While you may be tempted to have the outdoor kitchen on the other side of your yard, consider some of the reasons you would want to keep it closer to home, 15 to 20 feet from your indoor kitchen. You will appreciate the convenience of not hauling your food items and supplies too far when it is closer to the house. The walls of the house create some elements of protection and structure and can provide shade for you and your guests. It is also a budget friendly design to not have to run utilities far from the house.
Outdoor Kitchen Configurations
Looking at images on Pinterest can be quite overwhelming, especially when you see all of the configuration options. Think carefully about how you will use the space, what types of things you will be cooking and how many people will be in the kitchen to help decide. Here are a few ideas:
” “All on one wall” is a good option for smaller spaces with one cook and no eating area needed.
” “L-Shape” allows a second element such as a sink or refrigerator and eating bar.
” “U-Shape” is for the serious family of cooks who need some burners and room for more than one chef.
Outdoor Kitchen Extras
Not sure what is worth the extra money? While this also depends on how you plan on using the kitchen, there are some that tend to be worth the investment. A sink isn’t necessary but it sure makes prep work easier. If you have natural gas or propane, having a dedicated gas line to your grill helps save time and hassle of dealing with the propane tank. Finally, adding a stainless-steel under counter fridge is a must if you are using your outdoor space for entertaining. It keeps the drinks cold as well as ingredients for the meal.
Enjoy Your New Outdoor Kitchen
Recognized as the premier pool and spa specialist in Palm Beach County, Horizon has been serving the Central-Western communities for over 30 years. As a family-owned and operated business, we are committed to providing outstanding service to both residential and commercial clients in our community. Come by our retail location and check out our outdoor kitchen display to help you plan your own special space. Financing options for your outdoor kitchen project is available. We are located at 12785A Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414 or call (561) 790-0665 for more information.