We are having some amazing weather these days so we spend as much time as we can outdoors. If you follow me on Instagram then I’m sure you have seen it. It also means that we can keep working on our patio to enjoy dinners outdoors.
Outdoor kitchens are a hot trend lately. Having that extra space and open air when cooking is a huge plus. On top of that, outdoor kitchens are great for hosting family events and turning a simple get-together into a beautiful occasion. To make it even better, the best kitchen remodeling projects can help you extend your kitchen and add outdoor space without breaking the bank.
Before you venture further into the possibility of having your own outdoor kitchen, however, there are a few important things you need to know. In this part, we’re going to review some of the best tips on designing and creating the perfect outdoor kitchen for your home.
Modern and Functional
If you’ve read my previous set of DIY tips on modernizing your backyard, you’ll know that I love everything modern and eco-friendly. The same approach can be used when designing your own outdoor kitchen. To provide extra shade for the outdoor kitchen area, for instance, you can invest in a solar panel kit.
A solar panel kit will help power electric kitchen appliances and lights, making the outdoor kitchen area entirely energy-efficient. The kit can even supply power to other parts of the house, which means investing in one is well worth every cent. There are DIY solar panel kits that you can build yourself, too.
Staying true to creating a functional kitchen, it is also a good idea to add kitchen appliances that are designed to be energy-efficient. You can have appliances for doing a barbecue or for cooking light meals for a small gathering without increasing energy consumption or producing more waste than before.
Don’t Forget Storage Space
Every good kitchen must have enough storage space for ingredients and cookware, and your outdoor kitchen is no different. It is much better to have an integrated storage system added than to have to go back and forth to pick up things when you cook outdoor.
The two important factors to consider when designing storage space for your outdoor kitchen are durability and protection. For instance, you can choose to use stainless steel doors for outdoor kitchens in order to have that extra level of durability. The material is designed specifically to endure changing weather conditions; it will make your kitchen look beautiful for longer, even with minimum maintenance.
Concealed storage that maximizes the space you have is the way to go in most cases. Don’t forget to add proper insulation in certain areas so that the items you store in the drawers and cabinets remain safe.
Go with Prefabricated Kits
Due to the increased popularity of outdoor kitchens, there are also prefabricated kits that include a sink, an island and even items for the dining area. These modular kits can help you keep the cost of making an outdoor kitchen affordable since they are mass-produced. They can also be installed yourself, making them perfect for the DIY enthusiast.
It doesn’t take much to set up a beautiful outdoor kitchen. Before you know it, you’ll be hosting a nice barbecue while enjoying the perfect summer weather outside.
I hope you find these tips useful and you can spend some time outdoors too.
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