As summer approaches, we’re reclaiming the outdoors. Why not take your summer to the next level with a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen? Below are some things to consider when adding an outdoor kitchen to your home’s exterior.
Plan Out Your Desired Space
Before building begins, it’s important to know what function you have in mind for your kitchen. Perhaps you’d enjoy a space to enhance your grilling experience. Maybe you’d like to include a nice bar area to seat your company during family cookouts! Consider the meals you’ll be preparing as well as seating accommodations to plan out a kitchen that will complement your lifestyle.
Focus on Convenience
When it comes to building the ideal kitchen or any other outdoor addition, style and practicality are equally important. Will you need room for prep or a serving space? A convenient and efficient design layout is the key to an outdoor kitchen that’ll fit your needs. After all, why have an outdoor kitchen if cooking indoors is generally easier? We recommend choosing a spot near your kitchen or dining room to simplify the steps of going back and forth between spaces.
The Building Process
Are you looking for a simple layout or a more complex kitchen design? This will be the deciding factor in making your kitchen a DIY project versus leaving the heavy lifting to the professionals. Another aspect to consider is your budget. Doing the job yourself is certainly more cost-effective, though professional work ensures quality that’ll be worth the investment. If you’re up to the challenge, here’s some inspiration and a comparison of various materials to consider for your space.
If you’re considering adding an outdoor kitchen area to your home’s exterior and think you’ve found a plan to follow, come to The Rock Place. We’ll help you choose the right style, size, and amount of stone required for your project. You’re welcome to call us at (615) 459-9200 with questions or just come by 475 Wade Herrod Rd in Smyrna to see our many options.