Let’s Dine Out? Outdoor Kitchens
Jun 13, 2014
Designing an outdoor kitchen can be one of the best ways to make cooking more entertaining, for both you and your guests. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, you’ve probably already started planning the festivities. Imagine celebrating the holiday in style, welcoming your friends and family to experience your sleek new outdoor kitchen. Following are a few important parts of the successful outdoor kitchen project, and Botanical Concepts can help you every step of the way.
SELECTING THE PERFECT GRILL
Since you will have to cook a lot of food, having a quality grill is a priority. If you want to design an outdoor kitchen that can be successfully rearranged or moved, consider choosing a grill with wheels, which will be easy to maneuver. Moreover, you should keep in mind that an outdoor kitchen is more predisposed to damage due to bad weather conditions, which is why you should opt for a grill that is manufactured using high-quality waterproof materials, such as stainless steel. Before installing the grill, it’s important to make sure the area is perfectly level and can successfully support both very high temperatures and weight.
CONSIDER THE LIGHTING
Once you have chosen a grill, the next step is installing lightning. Consider using direct lighting on the cooking area, clip-on lights for checking on the meat or other foods that you are cooking, and softer lights and candles for the eating area. There are a wide range of options when it comes to lighting to accentuate the beauty of your new outdoor kitchen.
DESIGN THE KITCHEN
Beyond installing a grill, lighting and other cooking-related components, another important step of the process involves design. Consider buying outdoor furniture, which can be manufactured using both wood and stainless steel or other similar materials. For the hotter days of summer, a large umbrella, large plants or trees, or a pergola can add to the comfort of your outdoor space.
Have questions about outdoor kitchens? Contact Botanical Concepts for information and design guidance.