If you’re considering an outdoor kitchen to expand your cooking space and have more summer fun, it’s the perfect time to start planning and working with an experienced craftsman and designer. Modern outdoor kitchens are more than a grill, adding valuable kitchen space to your home. Bucks County Cabinetry & Design has a team that can take you through the process to create an outdoor space that fits your lifestyle and increases the value of your home. Here are three questions to help you start planning your one-of-a-kind outdoor kitchen.
1. Where Should You Put Your Outdoor Kitchen? – In real estate, location is everything. When you’re building an outdoor kitchen, you want the right location in your back yard. Even if you have an existing deck or patio, you may still need to consider where you want the appliances to go. Setting up close to your home may feel ideal for convenience and ease of installation. Putting your kitchen farther away from your house also has benefits. It can feel like a separate location and more like a retreat from your home. It can also be safer by keeping the grill and fires away from the house.
2. Patio or Deck? – It can be difficult to decide between a patio and deck. Depending on your choice of materials, a patio may be less expensive to install, but decks have a higher ROI. Outdoor kitchens are heavy. Decks often need to be reinforced to carry the weight of appliances and equipment, but a deck is more customizable than a patio. If your yard is uneven, a deck can make things easier to install. Patios have a longer lifespan than a deck. You may need a permit to build a deck, while you probably can install a patio without any restrictions.
3. What Complements Your Outdoor Kitchen? – A functional outdoor kitchen can be a great addition to your backyard. It can help to think about other outdoor features you might enjoy in your backyard as you’re expanding your patio. Here are some ideas that can take your outdoor space to the next level:
Bucks County Cabinetry & Design can help you create an outdoor oasis for a retreat you can enjoy all year long. Our experienced design team knows how maximize your space while working within your budget.
Want to talk about an outdoor kitchen to extend the use of your backyard? Contact us online to schedule a consultation.