Spice Up Your Space
When people think about the layout of their home, they sometimes overlook their outdoor space and all of the ways that they could put that area to good use, one of the most popular of which has been with the addition of an outdoor kitchen. Thanks to all of the ways that technology has evolved, there are a great number of great outdoor kitchen ideas with every appliance imaginable, all of which have been engineered to weather the weather and tolerate outdoor environments. Outdoor kitchen plans can be as simple as a small area with a great grill and some refrigeration or as complicated as a fully equipped kitchen with outdoor lighting. When it comes to outdoor kitchen designs, the sky is the limit, and having a great outdoor kitchen is one of the truly fantastic backyard ideas you can really sink your teeth into.
Adding curb appeal isn’t the only way to increase the value of your home. In fact, backyard hardscapes have become a great factor in resale value, with everything from fire pits to pools adding up big on the bottom line; and when it comes to creating relaxing backyards, having an outdoor kitchen really turns up the heat for creating that ultimate outdoor space.
The Heat Factor
So what makes the ultimate outdoor kitchen? Depending on your own cooking skills, there are a variety of everyday appliances that can be the stuff of a chef’s dream. In fact, if you’re working with a significant amount of space, you can actually have more at your fingertips than you would inside, simply because some of those accouterments require ventilation not generally found indoors.
Here are a few things you might want to add to your list:
- Pizza oven
- Ice Machine
- Prep and storage space for food
- Ceiling fan to keep the airflow going
- Bar area with drink storage
Naturally, you’ll want your outdoor experience to include all aspects of entertaining, and that kitchen could hardly be complete without nearby seating. You’ll need a dining area; but adding a space with comfortable lounge space will make you a celebrated host and pair well with anything you whip up, so think about adding an entertainment system, plenty of plants, great lighting, and a fire feature of some kind to keep things cozy when the sun dips low.
Get things cooking in your backyard! Consult with the team of experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc., today!