Outdoor Kitchen / July 11, 2018 / Parnella Lejeune
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.
Bluestone countertops are certainly durable enough to handle the outdoors especially considering a bluestone countertop may match your dining patio. In style bluestone countertops bring a formality to the look of the outdoor kitchen. Other countertop options include concrete slate tile marble and soapstone. In the end local stone such as bluestone seem to hold the best balance between cost durability and beauty. (Also 2inch bluestone should be used instead of typical 1and a quarterinch. This will provide the countertop with necessary strength and durability for transportation.)
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.