Summer’s practically at the door…well almost. But you should be prepared for when it hits in full force with a beautiful new outdoor kitchen in Texas. You want to be ready to go with your cookouts, barbecues, pool parties and get-togethers that signal the best time of year. If you love to cook and entertain, an outdoor kitchen is the ideal complement to your backyard. Here’s how you can get it.
Become a Grilling God
This isn’t your dad’s grilling station. These days, the grill isn’t even the focal point – it’s the prep space, storage and seating that goes around it. Extra prep space ensures you have room to season your meats, assemble your burgers, and even incorporate a condiment station.
To create aspacious entertaining spot, try using flagstone for the patio and red cedar for a pergola above. Incorporate a large island, gas grill, side burner, refrigerator and bar seating, while guests can gather on the other side of the patio around a cozy fire pit and seating area. The possibilities are endless.
A fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, separated from the remainder of the living area, allows the two areas to be utilized entirely on their own, says HGTV. The key to efficiency is when the outdoor kitchen is zoned into logical uses. For example, your cook space should have plenty of room to prep, cut and chop as well as spots to set utensils and ingredients. You’ll also need a buffer area near the seating island to keep guests away from the grease splatter and heat.
If you cook and entertain a lot, you know just how maddening it can be to rush back and forth between the indoor kitchen and the patio area to serve your guests. You miss out on so much, yet you have to be the host with the most! With an outdoor kitchen, you can accomplish everything in one spot and never miss out on a conversation again.
Not only can you enjoy a kitchen in the outdoors, you can go a step further to incorporate:
- Built-in appliances and cabinets
- Custom layouts
- Arbors, pavilions or trellises
- Flagstone patios and walkways
- Stone columns for separate cooking from entertaining areasSpecial features like cast stone elements and ironwork
- Air-conditioned cabana
- Custom fencing
Contact Outdoor Home Living in Dallas TX
Looking to finally add that outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted? Start with a free estim
ate with Outdoor Home Living! Contact us at 214-328-5296. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the ultimate outdoor kitchen, so let us create a versatile space that will have everyone talking this summer.