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Tips for Designing a Functional Outdoor Kitchen Space

by Support Team .

Friday, December 11, 2015

Outdoor kitchens provide you with an opportunity to spend time cooking and enjoying your family out in the fresh air. If you are planning on creating a beautiful and luxurious outdoor kitchen area, keep the following tips in mind.

1. Plan Your Space Wisely

When it comes to the functionality of your outdoor kitchen, you need to make sure that you are planning it out wisely. This means you need to have the wet area, hot area, dry area, and cold areas all in strategic places.

For example, you need to place the refrigeration and cooktops next to each other, but not so close that you do not have room, but not so far apart that you have to run around accessing each area.

2. Pick the Right Equipment

There are certain grills, cooktops, countertops, and similar that are specifically designed to be outdoors. You cannot just purchase a grill and assume that it can sit out in the elements all year long without rusting or corroding.

When you begin shopping for your outdoor kitchen materials, ensure they are designed for outdoor use and that each piece can hold up during a large snowstorm or thunderstorm.

3. Outdoor Kitchens Aren’t the Same as Indoor Kitchens

As mentioned above, it takes planning to have a functional outdoor kitchen and this includes how you plan to run electricity and water to your appliances. You cannot simply use an extension cord and your water lines take more than just a hose.

The best piece of advice when it comes to running electricity and water is to hire a professional to handle it as they can assure your safety.

4. Match Your Home’s Exterior and Landscape

You do not want your outdoor kitchen to clash with your home’s exterior or landscape. When you begin to design the kitchen area, make sure to choose materials that complement the landscape and exterior.

You should also take advantage of your outdoor space and plant some flowers around the exterior of the outdoor kitchen to brighten it some.

If you are ready to design your outdoor kitchen, the professionals at J. Design Group can help you. We have years of experience helping clients make their dreams come true.

Add some fun to your backyard with a beautiful swimming pool. Not only can you cool off in the summertime, you can host great barbecues for the family.

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