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  • Writer's pictureAna Castañeda

3 Easy Steps and Tips to Plan your Outdoor Kitchen

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

Want to make the most out of your backyard? Want to be the talk of the town after a good barbeque? Then keep on reading. This article will cover three easy steps (and tips) to make your outdoor kitchen. Let’s get the grill going!

Choose the spot for your outdoor kitchen correctly.

Now, don’t place it under a canopy. Not only is it a fire hazard, but leaves will pile on the grill, and we all know how much time can pile up when it comes to cleaning leaves; better to scratch that off your to-do list before it even exists.

Instead, you can plant out an outdoor kitchen with a built-in overhang or use an already existing one. You can place tables nearby and not sweat yourself or your guests. Also, don’t choose a spot near anything that might conflict with the outdoor space, say, a pool. It might look fantastic in your head, but it won’t work. Just don’t.

Think about the harmony of your outdoor space

Just as with interior design, you need to follow up with proper lightning once done with the space part of the equation. Its proper application will make your kitchen pop, so think ahead and consider what illumination you want. You don’t wish for incandescent hospital lights; you like warm, welcoming, and hunger-inciting lights.

The illumination aspect also raises further questions, how you’ll implement running electricity, if there will be heat lamps hanging about, questions you’ll answer by process of development and elimination, and which may change a thing or two about the planned décor.

Gather up your elements, appliances and get that project going

Got it all written down and planned out? Good, time to start gathering materials and appliances. Don’t skimp on expenses. Go for the best appliances and the best kitchens that your budget allows. However, do think ahead and only choose the things you will need. Make sure your project pops, but don’t overachieve; otherwise, you might have a useless outdoor refrigerator. Start practical and straightforward, and try to keep it that way.

Suppose you’re wondering where to find said appliances and kitchens. In that case, we recommend checking out blogs about grilling. Specifically, those living near your area, since their considerations for outdoor kitchen décor will be focused mainly on the local climate.

And with that, you’re good to go! Take that project head-on, and soon you’ll be cooking up smiles with style.

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