As the heart of the home, the kitchen is where gatherings and social events happen. The right lights, furniture, and material choices create the perfect atmosphere. To achieve the same appeal outside means expanding your living space. To draw a crowd and keeping them entertained, you need more than a table and a few plastic chairs.
Holloway Company, the premier decks builder, shares some tips for a beautiful and functional outdoor kitchen:
Choose Durable Materials
Your outdoor kitchen has to withstand weather conditions that its indoor counterpart never has to. Which is why if you want it to last, select durable materials like stainless steel, stone, and slate. Make sure your countertops and hardware are suitable for exterior use and that your deck can structurally support everything you plan to build on it.
Provide Ample Storage Space
Cooking in an outdoor kitchen is challenging, especially if your everyday necessities are out of reach. When planning for your remodel, think about the essentials to determine the kind of storage you need. If your deck is not adjacent to the indoor kitchen, invest in cabinets and carts to store your serving pieces and utensils.
Install Built-In Seating
No kitchen would be complete without a proper seating area. Being outdoors, however, you have a much more limited space than indoors. Save space and provide comfortable seating by installing built-in benches. You can install these into countertops to encourage convivial gatherings and create a cozy dining table. Built-in stools that fold up on an outdoor bar is also a great upgrade.
When you want to transform your deck into an outdoor kitchen, our expert team at Holloway Company can help you. We can design and build your ideal outdoor living space and fill it with high-quality furniture. We serve Ashburn, Leesburg, Aldie, and the surrounding VA areas. Call us today at (703) 634-4426 to get a free estimate and design for your outdoor kitchen.