Prisca Manfrin. Kitchen Ideas. January 01st , 2019.
Outdoor kitchen ideas are growing in popularity as more people are learning how convenient and fun having an outdoor kitchen can be. Outdoor kitchens can be affordable and a good investment for your home. All you really need is a little bit of space and a little creativity to have the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.
There are several options when planning your outdoor kitchen. The most common design styles include the basic island, a \"U\" shaped island and an \"L\" shaped island. What you put into your kitchen island is up to you. Some outdoor kitchen ideas for the basic island would be to include a grill, a sink and a little work space. This is adequate for occasional light cooking. A \"U\" shaped island may have room for a grill, a sink, some storage and some work space. Because of the compact shape, it would fit in a small yard and allow you to visit with guests while you are cooking. \"L\" shaped islands tend to be larger, giving you a lot more room for food preparation. A grill could be located on the short side of the \"L\" while the longer side may contain a sink, a refrigerator, storage and other accessories.
You can begin by looking through magazines dedicated to homes, home decorating, architecture, and fine living. Start a scrap book by clipping photos you like, or just one aspect of a kitchen you find appealing. Don't be afraid to save pictures of even small design ideas, such as: cabinet hardware you like, backsplash accent ideas, or special cabinet detailing. It's these little items that can truly customize your kitchen and make it your own. It won't take long before you have a good idea of exactly what features you would like in your kitchen.
Don't forget the lighting! Outdoor kitchen ideas for lighting include ambiance lighting with soft white or colored bulbs, solar lighting and LED lighting that can give you the brightness you may need to cook after the sun goes down.
Believe it or not the best place to start is with you and your family. Make a list of those things that you feel you will most need in your outdoor kitchen and then list those things that you think will be beneficial. For example, most families agree a good grill is a must at backyard, but do also want to make breads, pies and pizza out of doors? If so then you are going to want a wood burning oven as well. You might even want to include an open fire pit for guests to gather around, a dining set and of course cabinets and counter tops.
You love cooking out of doors and do it as often as possible. Now you have decided that it is time to have your own outdoor kitchen. But where do you start? Just how do you find those great ideas?
You are next going to need to decide if you are going to leave the building of your outdoor kitchen in the hands of experts or if this is going to be a do it yourself project. Once these decisions are made and you know roughly what features you can and cannot afford then it time for you to start looking at outdoor kitchen designs and plans in order to get a few ideas about how you want your own outdoor kitchen to look.
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