The concept of an outdoor kitchen is becoming more popular as it not only gives your outdoor area a modern look, but it is a space where you can enjoy time with your family and friends having meals in the open air.
On those days when winter is gone and you would prefer to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, an outdoor kitchen is the perfect solution. Once you have made the investment, you will continue to reap the benefits of having a delightful alfresco entertaining area.
There are a number of different options when it comes to outdoor kitchens, which means you have a lot of choice. Hopefully those listed below will help you choose the one that suits your individual tastes. Some of the more popular design concepts are as follow:
Outdoor kitchen with stone patio
Poolside open kitchen with the installation of wood or gas fireplace
Stone fireplace in the kitchen area
Outdoor cooking zone with landscaping for a “forest” feel
Luxurious open-air dining zone with natural textures
Renovate your outdoor kitchen with a trendy look
One of the most important aspects is to pick the right lighting and fixtures that will add a classy feel to the entire area and dining experience. Installing a powerful light above the outdoor kitchen cooking area will give you plenty of visibility when cooking at night.
Fix halogen bulbs or lamps in places that will reflect the superb design of your new outdoor kitchen. You can also use pendant lighting on the top of the bar and LED lights at the sidewalks where green plants are a good option.
Keeping in mind the other climatic conditions, choosing the right fixtures is important to avoid dampness or moisture during the rainy and winter seasons.
You can also beautify your open-air dining by using granite for the benchtop. It is better to seal glossy countertops with an ultraviolet-resistant resin to avoid yellowing of the benchtop over its life.
Install quality appliances
The installation of quality gourmet appliances plays a vital role in giving your outdoor kitchen the right sort of stylish vibe. Sometimes a lot of people consider having a refrigerator as an optional item, however it is very handy as it can be used for storing drinks and juices during the summer.
Many people prefer cooking on a BBQ when outdoors, with a variety of fuel options including gas, charcoal or electric for preparing your food. Based on your choice, there is sometimes the option to have an oven included. The most common choice is a gas BBQ, as they are easy to maintain and represent less of a fire hazard.
Pizza ovens are becoming a very popular choice for outdoor kitchens. With a move towards more gourmet style pizzas, many people are choosing to make their own instead of ordering them. They range in price from relatively inexpensive, all the way up to professional style installations. This gives you a certain level of flexibility with your budget.
If you’re looking to expand your lifestyle to include a new outdoor living space, get in touch with us today at one of our three Gold Coast stores and speak to one of our friendly staff. Or visit us at our new online store for added convenience.