15 Jan Incorporating an Outdoor Kitchen into Your Landscape
Tucson homeowners are fortunate to have outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed all year long, so an outdoor kitchen may be a great addition to your yard if you find yourself frequently headed outside to entertain. As you plan your outdoor kitchen, consider these tips for incorporating the feature into your landscape design. While you will want the outdoor kitchen to stand alone as its own space, it should flow with the theme of your backyard design to create a cohesive space that adds value to your home.
Pave and cover the space
An outdoor kitchen can be fairly simple or elaborate, depending on how much you want to invest in the project. Even for more minimalist spaces, however, it is best to pave and cover the area so that it is comfortable and accessible all year round. Plus, a covered space with an awning or pergola will open up the possibility for hanging lights to add more ambience as parties go into the later hours of the evening.
Include outdoor furniture
Much like the kitchen inside of your house, your outdoor kitchen may serve as a place to gather while you entertain. As such, you’ll want to plan to incorporate plenty of seating space in the area so that guests can relax. Whether you choose built-in seating or outdoor furniture, you should account for these features as you plot out the space.
Create an external focal point
Ideally, your outdoor kitchen should have a view of a focal point within your landscape, such as the pool or outdoor fireplace. This will encourage leisurely relaxation as you kick back waiting for your steaks to cook on the grill.
Are you considering adding an outdoor kitchen to your existing landscape? If so Santa Rita Landscaping can help you create a beautiful design that offers the functionality you will want out of the space. You can contact us for a residential landscape design consultation by calling (520) 623-0421.