Outdoor Kitchen / July 19, 2018 / Rosamonde Laliberte
Whether youre improving your home for its resale value or for your familys continued use and enjoyment the addition of an outdoor kitchen is a surefire way to spice up your yard and embrace an outdoor workspace. To many an outdoor kitchen centers around a grill; in reality this is just the beginning. Like your indoor kitchen many elements including style design and cookware are at play outdoors. Viking offers a range of appliances which will greatly enhance your outdoor cooking experience.
Next you must choose the type of finish for your stone countertop. First of all never use polished stone for an outdoor kitchen countertop. The surface will blind you with reflected sunlight and always look dirty. Allow the natural stone to look natural and it will enhance the style of the outdoor kitchen. Some possible finishes for a natural stone countertop include honed flamed and brushed. A honed natural stone finish features a smooth surface without the horrible reflection of a polished finish.
Brushed stone moderately rough brushed surface with a certain ruggedness to it. The natural stone countertop will have a wispy texture that will not become slippery when wet. A brushed stone countertop balances the formal honed finish and the natural flamed finish. The brushed finish has a natural texture but presents this texture in a consistent formal way. Use low voltage lighting on the backsplash and under the countertop of your outdoor kitchen. Dont assume that you will only use your outdoor kitchen and grill during the day.