Stumped about how to start designing an outdoor kitchen? Create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams with these inspiring ideas and pictures of outdoor and patio kitchens for any budget. This spaces are perfect for cooking, relaxing and entertaining.
Cooking outside is a welcome change from the usual routine, and it’s just as easy as to cook in an patio kitchen as it is in an indoor one. Cooking on a grill is a great way to entertain outdoors. However it is a nuisance to have to go back and forth from the kitchen to the patio. That is way outdoor kitchens have become more and more popular. Place a patio kitchen near your indoor one so it’s easy to carry food items back and forth. Outdoor grills, icemakers, and mini refrigerators are popular appliances for outdoor kitchens. Some require built-in installation; others are freestanding and can be moved if needed. And of course, stainless steel has been a perennial choice of materials because of its longevity outdoors.
Not only are the warmer climates featuring a rise in outdoor kitchen growth, but the colder northern climates are too. They offer a good return on investment should you decide to sell your home and they also provide you with an enjoyable and functional outdoor living space.
When deciding what kind of elements you are going to use in your outdoor kitchen, first decide how large you want it to be. If you have the time and money to spend, a large and elaborate kitchen full of outdoor-safe cookware, countertops, sinks and appliances can really make your outdoor space shine. In planning your outdoor kitchen you will need to consider how much you will use your outdoor kitchen and whether it will be just a small part of your deck or patio or a fully functional outdoor kitchen.
Nowadays alfresco cooking areas are moving beyond the trusty barbecue. Outdoor kitchens now house sinks, storage, fridges, food prep areas and added cooking