Outdoor Kitchen Plans for Home Improvement

Sunday, October 27th 2013. | Kitchen

Outdoor kitchen used to be separated from an establishment or home in some rural areas even before the electricity made cooking inside the house accessible and easy even during summer months. Having an outdoor kitchen these days is just a mere extension of the inner house. Patios are also known as an outdoor room, it is also becoming one of the family rooms that not just contain a griller and few patio chairs but some patios today also have built in kitchens with fridge, sinks and storage spaces as well.

Outdoor kitchen plan

Outdoor kitchen plan

Outdoor kitchen ideas

The design

There is no need to build a whole kitchen just to make cooking very convenient for you. You can just go for the basic design which is quite lengthy where in the countertop that is supported by the cabinetry with sinks top, fridge and a griller too. This undeviating design can also be installed with the back wall of the house.

Outdoor kitchen designs plans

Outdoor kitchen designs plans

L shaped design

Making an L shaped design outdoor kitchen is also possible with griller and fridge as the long arm and the sink which will serve as the shorter arm. This kind of design has an advantage of the extended countertop at the shove for a very convenient workspace too. This kind of design can also be freestanding or it can also be installed within the back wall of the house.

Outdoor kitchen cabinet

Outdoor kitchen L shaped design

The appliances

In any kind of outdoor kitchen, the grill is the core of the kitchen. There are different types of grillers to choose from such as gas, wood, electric and charcoal powered too. Whatever your option is, you can consider some additions like burners & smokers too. Stainless steel can also be a good option for an outdoor u se and it is also meant for various kinds of weather condition plus it is also easy to clean.

DIY outdoor kitchen island

Stainless steel outdoor kitchen

Some who always host a private gathering at home should also include pizza ovens in the outdoor kitchen that they are planning to build. Sinks, fridge, ice makers and wine coolers can also be added for a more aesthetic appeal. You can also add blenders, juicers and coffee makers too.

Prefab outdoor kitchens

Prefab outdoor kitchens

The additions

If you want to make the outdoor kitchen the best one in the neighborhood, you can also add a fire place so you can still stay there and host parties during winter time. It also adds up to the ambience of the outdoor kitchen. You can also roast mallows outside the house even during fall. But make sure you also have enough lighting for the outdoor kitchen and you may consider a halogen lamp for overhead lights.

Outdoor kitchen designs for small spaces

Outdoor kitchen designs for small spaces

You shouldn’t forget to have enough lights nearby the ground too so that you will not slip off the floor. Ceiling fans can also be installed for those who have decided to enclose their outdoor kitchen. You can also consider installing a sunroof so you can still stay there even if the weather is bad and during winter time.

Outdoor kitchen with lighting

Outdoor kitchen with lighting

There are lots of nice ideas for outdoor kitchen but you also have to consider your budget along the way.

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