When it comes to cooking, the steps are similar – every time. And that’s not reserved for indoors only but for backyard kitchens too. The phases include prepping, cooking, dining, cleaning.
Naturally, when you consider finding an outdoor kitchen builder, your mind goes beyond these things all due to the excitement of the project. After all, such projects are born by our willingness and enthusiasm to make the backyard even more convenient. To improve our backyard living experience.
Of course, a good outdoor kitchen contractor won’t let you forget the necessities and the basics of this project. And although the steps for easy cooking are quasi the same for everyone, there’s no secret that different people have different priorities and expectations. Think well and long yours to make sure you leave nothing important out. Over here, we can just tell you the basics – the few things nobody can do without when it comes to outdoor kitchen building.
What’s an outdoor kitchen without some cooking source? One thing you cannot do without is the cooking appliance. The truth is that most people go for a grill and between those, most people opt for a gas grill. Some are hybrid, too. But no matter how it is powered or how many cooking sources you need, this is at the top of your must-include in the outdoor kitchen installation list.
Enough countertop space
Now, as all indoor kitchens, outdoor ones have sinks too. That goes without saying. The point where we stand to underline is the countertop. The bigger the better. If you love cooking so much to build an outdoor kitchen, you need sufficient countertop space to prep. Right? Besides, a big countertop will help you keep the kitchen accessories and necessities in close range, and will also serve when you organize buffet evenings for your friends.
Along with outdoor kitchens come dining areas. Don’t forget that even if you create a backyard bar, where you can relax with a drink or cup of coffee, a table is a must. A rather big dining table will serve well whether you are just the family, invite more relatives, or seek the companion of good friends. In fact, it’s best if the backyard remodel is planned in such a way as that the dining and cooking areas will be close to each other.
Sufficient storage space
Prepping and cooking – even the simplest meal, usually demand plenty of accessories. And they don’t all fit on the countertop. Even if they did, it’s not practical to have everything outside – don’t forget that this is an outdoor kitchen. Whether it is sheltered by concrete or a wooden pergola, it’s best if most things of the kitchen are hidden in cabinets. So, make sure to ask for plenty of storage space. This will also give you the chance to easily keep the kitchen area uncluttered, neat, and clean.
Just like it happens with the cooking appliances, you also need an outdoor fridge. Outdoor kitchens are mostly used in the summer – or, when the weather is particularly nice. This is the season when you will also need a cold drink. Keeping drinks in an outdoor refrigerator is far more convenient than going inside the house every time you want something cool. And there’s one more thing. Most things you cook possibly must be maintained in a fridge. Isn’t it better if the appliance is right beside you?
Think of this project this way: you need to feel some independence when you go out in the backyard and get ready to cook. Nothing of the things you consider important as a chef should be missing from your outdoor patio kitchen.