Outdoor living has become a popular concept. In the past, outdoor spaces were mostly used for growing a few plants, and maybe some space for the kids to run around and play. However, your garden has so much more potential than that, and many people are now creating entire living spaces in the open air.
A big design trend at the moment is outdoor kitchens, which are more than just a BBQ, they create an entire cooking space, so how do you go about building one?
Think about ventilation
OK, so your kitchen space is going to be outdoors, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will have enough ventilation. Many outdoor kitchens are still fairly enclosed, so you may need to consider looking at BBQ rangehoods to ensure you don’t end up with a grease build-up. If you use your outdoor kitchen a lot, then you can avoid some of those horrible built-up greasy smells, and only enjoy the pleasant smell of your barbie.
Get the right appliances
It’s important to note that even if your outdoor kitchen will have a roof, you may not have enough protection from the elements for all your appliances. You should look for appliances that were designed especially for outdoor use, such as:
- Outdoor fridges
- Wine coolers
- Gas hobs or BBQ smokers
- An oven
What you decide to put in your outdoor kitchen will depend on how much space you have, your budget, and what purpose you’ll use it for. Some people simply use their outdoor kitchens for family dinners, while others use them for parties.
Clear some space
Outdoor kitchen come in a variety of designs, from compact, to large spaces. You should think about how much of your yard you want to take up, as you won’t want the kitchen to take over the entire space. Also, think about whether you want it close to the house, or tucked away in a corner. Some people like to show off their outdoor kitchens, while others prefer hiding them away somewhat.
Outdoor kitchens are perfect for those who love to spend time outdoors, especially BBQ enthusiasts and those who love having people over and entertaining. They make outdoor dining easier, as you’re not rushing in and out of the house, carrying plates, and they add a unique feature for your garden. Why not make some space for an outdoor kitchen in your own yard?