15 Jul Designing an Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen adds functionality and convenience to your home, providing a place for anything from a quick snack to major meal preparation outdoors. When creating your outdoor kitchen, drawing inspiration from your yard and your existing indoor kitchen can help you design an outdoor living space that perfectly suits your style and needs.
Consider Existing Outdoor Features
Your outdoor kitchen design should mesh with the existing style of your home’s exterior features to create a seamless transition from one space to the next. When choosing the materials for your kitchen, consider the look of your home’s exterior, as well as the styles you’ve chosen for other outdoor spaces, such as your pool or deck. By pulling colors, materials, and styles from your existing features into your kitchen’s design, you’ll create a completely new space that looks like a complementary part of the whole.
Maximize Your Layout
Space is often at a premium when designing an outdoor kitchen layout. Ensuring there is a clear path through your kitchen to access both your home and your yard will make moving through this space easier and more convenient. By placing certain appliances that require electricity or gas near existing lines, you can reduce the time and financial costs of kitchen installation.
Keep Function in Mind
The function of your outdoor kitchen will play a significant part in the ideal design for this space. If you plan to use your outdoor kitchen primarily for snacks and simple meal preparation, a smaller, less high-tech design that features seating and storage space may be best. Alternatively, if you need your outdoor kitchen to handle large-scale meal preparation during parties, you’ll want to include plenty of counter space and larger appliances capable of storing and cooking a larger volume of food.
At Santa Rita Landscaping, our landscape design team in Tucson can also help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen or living space to complement your home. We invite you to check out our landscape installation and maintenance service on the web, or give us a call at (520) 623-0421 to get started.