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How To Plan Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

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Learn how to plan your upcoming outdoor kitchen!

We are in the middle of the summer, so you should be spending as much time outside as possible.  One way to do so is to take the cooking from inside of your home and bring it into your backyard.  Installing an outdoor kitchen on your property can provide a way for you to entertain guests throughout the summer and into the fall.  If you are interested in an outdoor kitchen, there are few simple tips to follow when it comes to planning and design.

Focus On The Layout

When it comes to designing your outdoor kitchen, you need focus on layout and proportion.  You first need to take into consideration you have to work with and go from there. If you are limited on square-footage, try not to install too many elements into the space.  Regardless of the size of your backyard, you want to make sure the design layout is proportion. Make sure that the size of the countertops is proportionate to your chairs and tables.  You do not want one element to take over the entire space.

Low-Maintenance Materials

When it comes to designing your outdoor kitchen, you should look into incorporating low maintenance materials into the design.  You want to choose materials that will stand up well to all of the elements, as well as, everyday wear and tear. You want to avoid natural stone countertops since they require constant sealing and susceptible to water damage.  You should look into stainless steel for your outdoor kitchen countertops.

Light It Up

One of the most important elements you need to plan for is lighting.  When you are working in your outdoor kitchen at night, you need to be able to see well.  So, you need to install high-quality task lighting at every workstation in the kitchen. Make sure that you have lights installed around the kitchen can be adjusted easily.  You want the space to be well lit while you are enjoying dinner with guests at night.


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