Outdoor Kitchen FAQ
If you have a patio space that’s missing that special something, you are not alone. Have you ever considered installing an outdoor kitchen? Cooking outside can be a great way to give yourself a break from the normal routine, especially during the summer months. When the weather is beautiful, nobody wants to be stuck indoors.
What is the purpose of an outdoor kitchen?
Like an indoor kitchen, an outdoor kitchen serves a number of purposes. Whether you want to cook food in the open air, create a more functional and beautiful patio space, or host parties outside, an outdoor kitchen can do all of this and more.
What kind of space do I need for an outdoor kitchen?
As it turns out, you do not need much space at all for an outdoor kitchen, according to Better Homes & Gardens. In fact, your space can be quite minimal when it comes to appliances, depending on your needs. You are the chef, after all!
Proximity is also important. If your outdoor kitchen is close to its indoor counterpart, that can make the tasks of prepping and cooking much easier since you will have more immediate access to your dinnerware and the food you have stored inside. Additionally, you may want to consider covering your outdoor kitchen. If your kitchen is covered, you will be able to use it later in the fall and earlier in the spring – and you’ll be protected from weather during all the seasons of the year.
What kind of equipment can I install in an outdoor kitchen?
You can install just about anything in an outdoor kitchen that you would indoors, but you should probably be practical – think about the specific kind of cooking you’ll want to do in the open air. In the summer months, many people want cold drinks and grilled or barbecued food. For your outdoor kitchen, consider installing a grill, a mini refrigerator, and an ice-maker. Twin Eagles is an example of a top of the line, premium grill manufacturer. You’ll also want a station for cooking and prep with attractive and usable countertops. You might also opt to install an audio and/or visual system, so that you can enjoy some entertainment while you prepare food, as can your guests.
If you want to mix and match, or you simply don’t know where to start, get in touch with the experts at Outdoor Specialties to begin your outdoor kitchen project.