30 May Outdoor Kitchen Ideas
As summer is quickly approaching more time will be spent outside. From playing in the yard, to eating and even cooking. So much can be done outdoors, which is why creating the perfect outdoor kitchen has become so popular. If you have thought about investing in this outdoor space, we thought we would share with you some ideas to create your perfect outdoor kitchen.
1. What do you want in the Space? This may seem like a silly question, but outdoor kitchens can get expensive and large. You need to think about what it is you want out there. A BBQ with a prep station or an entire 2nd kitchen including refrigerator and stove top. Make sure to set proper expectations from the beginning.
2. Eating Area: Make sure that when designing you are including an eating area for your family and guests. You would hate to build this large kitchen and not account for an eating area where people can enjoy being outdoors.
3. Take Accurate Measurements: If you are creating this space yourself or hiring a firm make sure to get accurate measurements of the space. An outdoor space that is being built out of nothing means being detailed in every aspect of the process.
4. Follow City Permitting: Make sure when designing your outdoor space that you follow clearance rules for outdoor spaces. With outdoor projects like these, you need to have a certain amount of clearance from your neighbors on all sides.
No matter what you decided to do make sure it is because this outdoor kitchen is fitting your needs. If you prefer a more intimate environment for family and small gatherings design a space around that. If you want to create a fun and more social space for large parties, make sure you create that.