The upcoming outdoor season has made us more eager to spend money on updating or renovating existing places to make our houses more enjoyable in the spring and summer months. As a result, we began transforming patios into inviting meeting spaces for cooking and socializing, and the outdoors became more "in" than ever before.
People enjoy being outside and eating, making this a winning blend for entertaining. The combination of warm weather, chilled drinks, and the aroma of a barbeque is a classic American tradition. Cooking outside with family and friends is also a terrific way to unwind. While the traditional stand-alone barbecue remains a popular choice for outdoor cooking, genuine grilling fans seek more amenities and convenience.
Consider adding a fully equipped kitchen if you want to entertain in luxury. The appliances and accessories you choose will determine whether you want to use the kitchen for a basic barbecue or a gourmet supper.
Follow along as I point out some fantastic outdoor cooking options that have transformed the "occasional griller" into a fierce protector of their outdoor kitchen realm.
Unless you have a Fitbit and are attempting to increase your step count, the side burner will boost your efficiency significantly. With everything in one spot, you won't have to worry about burning anything inside while you're outside.
Outdoor refrigerators give everyone quick, easy access to the drink of their choice. Beers, water, and sodas will be chilling in your outdoor fridge and saves you from having to leave your party to serve one of your guests.
The main benefit of owning an outdoor ice maker is convenience. You will no longer have to fill up ice trays, run in and out of the house to bring ice outside for your guests, or make trips to the grocery store for bags of ice.
If you're entertaining for hours and want to clean up as you go, a dishwasher in your outdoor kitchen is a must. It’ll help you keep things tidy so you can stay outdoors with your guests.
Despite its name, this outdoor pizza oven can cook almost anything. If you consider yourself a creative outdoor cook, you'll appreciate the versatility of a gas-powered outdoor pizza oven. Your outdoor pizza oven allows you to be genuinely innovative, from meats to bread to desserts.
Charcoal, gas, or electric—you have choices when it comes to grills, and each type has its advantages. And no matter which you choose, you'll be ready to start cooking in the great outdoors!
Manufacturers are now producing a wide choice of outdoor kitchen components, just as they do for indoor kitchens.
A grill island might benefit from having one of these appliances. To experience the warmth and full taste at meals, slide your bread inside the warming drawer and keep side dishes warm while you grill.
For crispy or wet dishes, certain models come with humidity control. Indeed, because it is enclosed and sealed, a warming drawer adds efficiency and functionality to your outdoor kitchen while also providing optimum protection from the elements.
Patios are ideal for entertaining guests, cooking, and relaxing. With an outdoor heater, you can extend your outdoor fun season and enjoy your deck or other outside living space for a few months longer, or perhaps all year.
A patio misting system can quickly cool temperatures down so that you can enjoy your patio more often during the year. It also benefits from controlling allergens in the area, such as dust mites and pollen, thus helping to decrease your allergy symptoms.
The television is the centerpiece of most outdoor entertainment arrangements. So yes, you'll want something significant; yes, you'll want something with a bright panel (bonus points for an anti-reflective coating!); and yes, you'll want something that can resist various weather conditions, including hot, cold, rain, humidity, and wind. Most outdoor TVs can also withstand dirt, dust, insects, and potentially even a stray spray from a garden hose. Even so, when not in use, TVs should be covered for protection with a simple cloth cover.
Drawers, cabinets, and counter space are essential to creating a functional kitchen space, and outdoor kitchens are no exception to this rule.
Outdoor kitchen storage provides easy access to grilling tools, cookware, and ingredients, making the overall grilling experience more fluid.
With outdoor kitchen storage, you spend less time visiting your inside kitchen to gather your cooking supplies and more time enjoying being a grill master.
Since the days of folding patio chairs, the selection of outdoor furniture has grown significantly. Finally, high-quality, comfortable outdoor kitchen equipment is available, ranging from chaise lounges to outdoor couches in various materials and styles.
Outdoor kitchens are one of the most adaptable and practical ways to spend time together outside. However, designing and building your outdoor kitchen might be overwhelming with all the options and amenities available. It's better to take the time and do it correctly the first time, so get advice from experts when determining what type of outdoor entertainment space is best for you. You'll be glad you did it.
If you are thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your home, book a free introductory call and let’s talk about your project!
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