Within the past five years, the world has changed the way that we look at home-living. With this change came less time indoors and more time outside. Being outside is a great way for families to entertain without restrictions and outdoor kitchens have become an increasingly popular and creative way to do just that.
Outdoor kitchens come in all designs and have many features and options available, from fully loaded with all the bells and whistles, to simple yet functional.
Outdoor Kitchen Building Materials
Outdoor kitchens can be designed in a variety of ways depending on the way you want to use the space. Whether it be for entertaining, or simply functionality, possibilities in terms of design are endless.
Most outdoor kitchens have the ability to be framed in either steel, wood, or concrete block. All three give you sturdy frames, with steel being the most popular in recent years. When it comes to cladding your outdoor kitchen for appeal, there are several options to look at. Some of the available options are stucco, tile, stone, or brick. Depending on if you want to go with a warm ambiance or a rustic look, there are plenty of options to sift through.
Countertops are another area where you have plenty of options and colors depending on your preference for an outdoor kitchen. There are many design features that you can choose from including tile, limestone, concrete, granite, soapstone, quartz, and stainless steel.
When looking at cabinetry, stainless steel has been the go-to as it is the most weather-resistant and durable material. A polymer is also an option, but it can be limited as far as style and colors.
Prepare to Be Cool
Imagine being able to entertain friends in front of hand-crafted masonry, no worry functionality, and a hassle-free outdoor kitchen. There are several ways you can spruce up your outdoor kitchen to give it that coolness it deserves and features that will make you the envy of your neighborhood.
Some additional add ons to make your outdoor kitchen the place to be include features such as wood-fired pizza ovens, party pavilions, outdoor refrigerated drawers, warming drawers, dishwashers, outdoor fireplaces, and meat smokers!
Add Value to Your Home
Your outdoor kitchen can also put some cash in your pocket in terms of home equity. Outdoor kitchens can bring a return on investment of easily 100% or even more. This is a value that is multi-layered and will increase the value of your home over time.
Reduce Indoor Smoke and Strong Smells
Outdoor kitchens have utility value beyond just cooking. They can help those with aromatic sensitivities, skin allergies, or air-borne food allergies. This can also apply to cigar and cigarette smoke, especially when entertaining. Additionally, you have the ability to add in features such as outdoor fans or air purifiers, which will further reduce smoke, strong smells, and allergens.
Let’s Build Your Outdoor Kitchen
If you’re ready to take your backyard to the next level with an amazing outdoor kitchen, Wildwood Landscape wants to help. Contact us today to build your dream entertaining paradise.