What Every Outdoor Kitchen Needs!

Let’s face it; we all like to spend some time outdoors, especially if it’s warm and sunny. But, regardless of the weather, spending some quality time outside can actually be good for you. Talking of the great outdoors, have you ever thought of having an outdoor kitchen?

Outdoor kitchens are simply amazing because they allow you to spend some time outside your house. They are also an excellent option to expand your living space and provide a cool way to entertain guests. However, before you start visualizing yourself in an outdoor kitchen, you need to build yourself one first. Here are some key features that every outdoor kitchen should have. As a side point I recommended seeing aluminium pergolas.

1. Proper Lighting

Task lighting is crucial for outdoor kitchens. You will not only need lighting while you are preparing and cooking meals, you will also need light to create an ambience and keep your guests comfortable during social gatherings.

2. An Ice Maker

It’s advisable to have an ice maker in your outdoor kitchen. You will save yourself a lot of time and effort by not having to go inside, again and again, to get some ice for drinks. This will make it easier for you and your guests to have a good time.

3. Warm Drawers

A warming drawer is another vital feature that comes in handy when you are cooking meals for a large group of people and want everybody to be served at the same time and for their food to stay warm. You can put different types of food in a warming drawer such as hot dogs, burgers, and steaks. You can also use the warming drawer to keep buns and bread warm, as well as to warm plates.

4. Pizza Oven

If you can afford it, a pizza oven is a really amazing addition to your outdoor kitchen. These are available in different option from built-in wood-fired ovens to portable pizza ovens. If you love pizza, host pizza parties or have friends who eat a lot of pizza; a pizza oven is going to be a smart investment.

5. A Tea and Coffee Bar

A tea and coffee bar is usually smaller than a full bar, but it provides a dedicated space where you can serve tea and coffee for your guests. The bar can include a standing counter or cart where you can place a sink, a teapot, a coffee maker, and as well as a cabinet to store the tea and coffee. You can also have a dedicated cabinet or drawers for dessert forks and plates.

These are just some of the many features to think about when building your outdoor kitchen, but your options are limitless. If you want the biggest grilling station or the most sophisticated ventilation system – you can have it. Your main emphasis when building your outdoor kitchen should be the design. This will help create an organized, functional, and aesthetically-pleasing space.

Published by Robin