Tips for Designing a Functional Outdoor Kitchen


Functional_outdoor_kitchen_fortworthOutdoor kitchens are a popular addition that many homeowners are drawn to, not only because of their aesthetic appeal, but their functionality. An outdoor kitchen will expand your living and entertaining space, while also allowing you to cook, eat, and spend time with friends and family outdoors. There are many different options when it comes to the design of an outdoor kitchen, from a full stove and oven, refrigerator, and built-in storage to something relatively simple.

Before getting your outdoor kitchen installed, it may be a good idea to sit down and go over what you are truly hoping to get out of the addition. We believe that the best outdoor kitchens are ones that are as functional as an indoor kitchen, and just as welcoming. As this can be a big project and commitment, it may be helpful to go over some tips to help you design a more functional outdoor kitchen.

Here are some tips to help you start planning the design of your outdoor kitchen:

1. It’s all about the location. First off, and perhaps most importantly, is where your outdoor kitchen is going to go. This will depend on several factors. To start, you will want to make sure that smoke from the grill doesn’t waft back into your home. Secondly, you don’t want to place the outdoor kitchen too far from the indoor kitchen, especially if you entertain a lot. Lastly, be sure to take into consideration the overall traffic flow of your yard and how the kitchen will affect that.

2. Figure out what appliances are important to you. One of the first questions our design team will ask you is what size appliances you want, and how many. This could mean a full-equipped kitchen with several cooking and refrigeration appliances, or a simple grill and sink. Once you determine what you will need, we will then be able to come up with a design that is both functional and nice to look at. Oftentimes it is a good idea to have various counter heights and work surfaces that serve different purposes.

3. Don’t forget about the ambiance. While our purpose here is to discuss functionality, it is important not to forget about the ambiance. Your outdoor kitchen should be the perfect combination of a space to cook and eat food while also entertaining guests and family. By incorporating features that make this space the focal point of your yard, you will achieve both of these goals.

An outdoor kitchen is the perfect addition to any Texas home, as it allows you to spend time enjoying your beautiful backyard space year-round. To learn more about your outdoor kitchen options or schedule an appointment with Pool Quest today, please feel free to give us a call, send us an email or come see us at our office in Fort Worth!

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