Tips, Ideas, and Options for Your Outdoor Kitchen Design

Tips, Ideas, and Options for Your Outdoor Kitchen Design

Outdoor Kitchens

From Landscaping Network

Design ideas, planning tips and appliance options for outdoor kitchens

If you are going to entertain in your own backyard, there is nothing quite like having an outdoor kitchen.  Outdoor kitchens make the task of providing stress-free entertaining a breeze, as well as encouraging family and friends to make your backyard the place to be.  This post from Landscaping Network provides a great compendium of outdoor kitchen designs, tips and appliance options to optimize the outdoor design of your backyard for the aformentioned purposes.

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An outdoor kitchen is an excellent way to equip your backyard for entertaining and feeding hungry friends and family. Outdoor kitchens range from small areas with little more than a built-in barbeque grill to large, fully equipped kitchens complete with one or more grills, countertops, sinks, bars and storage cabinets.

When planning an outdoor space, you’ll need to think about how many people you intend to accommodate, your entertaining needs, and your budget. The next step is to determine the best location for your kitchen, the size requirements, design layout, countertop placement, and the appliances you’ll need. Finally, you must choose the best materials and equipment for accomplishing all your goals.

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In this section, you’ll find tips from outdoor kitchen contractors on:

The six most important factors to consider when deciding where in your yard to build an outdoor kitchen.
The importance of creating zones in your outdoor kitchen for various functions, such as food preparation and cooking, dining, and socializing.
Recommended dimensions for outdoor kitchen countertops, bar tops, dining tables and seat heights.
Five common layouts for outdoor kitchens and the characteristics of each.
The options for building the framework, or base, for outdoor kitchen structures, including concrete block, brick, wood or steel.
The advantages of using prefabricated kits to build an outdoor kitchen, along with a list of resources.
Advice on choosing paving materials for your outdoor kitchen “floor,” including a comparison chart and cost overview.
Ideas for economical and space-friendly built-in grills suitable for small outdoor kitchens.

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