Outdoor Kitchen / August 5, 2018 / Amaury Dubeau
It used to be that outdoor entertaining conjured up the familiar image of the picnic lunch at the park. You only needed a picnic basket thermos paper plates and plastic utensils. Or if you wanted to be able to host an outdoor luncheon or dinner you would toss some items on a barbecue pit out in the backyard and flip burgers and hotdogs. Cooking on a grill is a great way to entertain outdoors. However it is a nuisance to have to go back and forth from the kitchen to the patio. That is way outdoor kitchens have become more and more popular.
Why not use this material and save money for essential costs of an outdoor living space? Or given the low cost thinstone veneer can be used on your outdoor kitchen and grill as well as your cabana or home for a uniformed style. Not everything can be included within the outdoor kitchen itself. Just like an indoor kitchen you will definitely need your typical household appliances. Electrical outlets conveniently located on the kitchen backsplash allow hotplates blenders and rotisserie cookers to be plugged in right at your outdoor cooking station.
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.