Outdoor Kitchen / July 13, 2018 / Rosamonde Laliberte.
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.
If convenience is a high priority for you then dont forget about the refrigerator. Fridges come in many sizes including small enough to fit under your countertops. These refrigerators can hold your steaks dogs and burgers until youre ready to cook. They also work great for storing condiments and drinks while youre cooking. All of these elements may not be entirely necessary for every situation but if you have the room and the budget youll really want to go all out. Remember to check prices online and comparison shop for your viking appliances and dont be afraid to ask the dealer to price match.
In summary pick a countertop. Choose a finish as long as its not polished. Use low voltage lighting and electrical outlets to make the outdoor kitchen as functional as the one inside. Stay cool with an umbrella sleeve. Stay warn with a toekick heater. Use 2inch thinstone veneer and a slabongrade foundation to cut costs. Include a glass tile backsplash for a stylish easytoclean surface. Finally always include a vent in the back of your grill so it doesnt blow up. Otherwise you may need these tips all over again.
Stone or other types of backsplashes can stain easily and be a pain to clean. Make your life easier after cooking a delicious meal. Use glass tile on the backsplash for a quick and easy cleanup. Remember standing in front of the grill this summer? The heat was sometimes unbearable. The inclusion of an umbrella sleeve on your outdoor kitchen and grill provides a simple solution to the hot sun. Relax in the shade as you cook a nice meal on a summer afternoon. If thats not enough plug a portable fan into the electrical outlets suggested in Number 8. Either way you will be able to comfortably cook on your outdoor kitchen and grill all through the summer regardless of the heat.