Outdoor Kitchen / July 29, 2018 / Amaury Dubeau
A multipart series to provide you with outdoor kitchen design inspiration and guidelines. The recent popularity of outdoor kitchens is expected to continue being a hot trend. Not only are the warmer southern climates featuring a rise in outdoor kitchen growth but the colder northern climates are too. They offer a good return on investment (ROI) should you decide to sell your home and they also provide you with an enjoyable and functional outdoor living space.
You can remodel without having to spend a ton of money If you want to update your home but dont have thousands of dollars to do so an outdoor kitchen could be the solution. It allows you to add on a new room to your house enhance your living space and pick out new kitchen cabinets furniture appliances and accessories just on a smaller scale than if you were to remodel your main kitchen. You can get your kitchen design fix without having to actually live through a kitchen remodel.
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.