An outdoor kitchen isn’t just a property upgrade, it’s a game-changer. If you are putting your house on the market, offering a brilliant, turnkey, outdoor space, will give you a distinct advantage in today’s market. If you are looking to optimize your current home, the right combination of appliances, comfortable seating, and lighting, will catapult your standard porch or patio into something you will find excuses to use on a daily basis. The memories you will forge over time enjoying barbecues, graduation parties, and countless other events worth celebrating will pay back enough on this wonderful home investment.
Lighting options – Sophisticated lighting solutions are an integral part of assembling the perfect outdoor space. Install specific task lights throughout your space so cooking and prep areas never have an issue with lighting. If you choose to have a roof or pergola installed, it is a great idea to install suspended lights so your entire space can be well illuminated.
Seating options – If your space is primarily outdoor with no coverage Adirondack or other chairs that don’t require a cushion, are ideal. Chairs made of hard types of materials like wood will be able to better withstand the elements if storing the chair cushions indoors is out of the question. Also, installing a seating wall within your design can be beneficial to alternative options.
Cooking/Entertaining – Determine what your outdoor space will primarily be used for. Is it for the occasional BBQ where just a fancy grill will suffice, or do you want to hold the feast of the century in your own backyard? Determining the POS, or “point of your space” will help you equip the environment with all of the necessary details. A space designed more to host people than to cook for people should feel more like a lounge or a living room, with ample space for activities and relaxation. An outdoor kitchen must focus on state-of-the-art cooking ware and sanitation. Know the difference.
Cover – How important are the outdoors to you? Do you simply find the idea of an attached outdoor kitchen an aesthetic change-up from the norm, or do you feel more at home in the elements? If your goal is to be outside to enjoy the peace-and-quiet of the outdoors then some shrubs or trees are all the coverage you may need. If you, however, want the ability to use modern amenities through various types of weather, roofing and wall options exist, which can provide plenty of coverage and still have a very exposed outdoor feel.
Few things add to a property’s value like a luxurious and fully functional outdoor space. Your guests will be eager to utilize such a stylish and comfortable space and you will be able to take pride in providing the highest form of service to anyone who chooses to partake! Break from the norm and have the outdoor kitchen of a lifetime installed! For the upcoming summer season, there is no alternative to dining al fresco with your loved ones!