Designing the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen!

With so many options, it can be a daunting task trying to decide what to include and how it will be laid out. It needs to look good and be functional at the same time.

Take some time to think about how you are going to use the space, and this will help you determine what individual elements you’ll need.

Follow these helpful tips to get the most out of your outdoor space.

Designing the perfect outdoor kitchen

  • Function. The function of the space that you’re creating is going to have the biggest impact on how you design it. If you’re looking for an area to relax on some comfortable lounges, then make sure your space is big enough to support this idea. Or if you want a luxurious outdoor kitchen then make sure to include all those appliances you’ll need. Once you figure out how the space will be used it will make all the other decisions much easier.

  • Lounge area. If you’ve decided to go create an amazing lounge space, you’ll want to make sure that it is an area that will be able to be covered. You don’t want your beautiful new lounges to be damaged by the sun and bad weather. There are a number of options, which could include anything from a custom-built pergola to a simple shade sail, and your budget will determine what is available. You’ll also want to focus on the ambience of your space, to make it as relaxing as possible. Consider putting in a fireplace, which will mean you can use it all year round. Just make sure that the area has plenty of ventilation and there aren’t any combustible materials near the cooking.

  • Cooking. Don’t limit yourself to just cooking inside, expand outside and build that impressive kitchen you’ve always wanted. If the focus of your new outdoor area is on cooking, then the appliances you select is the most important decision. In this case you definitely want to go for quality over quantity, don’t just buy every appliance you can find.

  • Entertaining space. Maybe you want to spend most of your time entertaining, and will probably be using your space for less culinary-focused activities. You’ll want to create a more casual environment that allows guests to easily move around, and consider installing speakers to set just the right mood for whoever you’re entertaining. You could even install a bar area that will give your events a real kick!

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.

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