Outdoor living spaces, particularly kitchens, are becoming increasingly popular among Americans as seen in the increase in the value of homes with these outdoor features. While adding monetary value to your home is a great reason to add an outdoor kitchen area, the main value of an outdoor kitchen comes from its entertainment and functional value. Outdoor kitchens serve as a place where friends and family can gather and enjoy being outside. Whether you have acres of space or a small urban patio, here are five outdoor kitchen ideas we know you’ll love.
#1 Compact Outdoor Kitchen
If you are working with a smaller space, consider working from a minimalist perspective. At its most basic level, an outdoor kitchen needs a grill or little oven, some storage space, a prep space, and a place to share the food prepared. Using smaller appliances, vertical space, and clean lines will help a smaller space feel larger and less cluttered. Multi-functionality is a must when working with limited space. For example, having a prep space that doubles as a table or bar top would help free up more space. Adding touches of plant life will also help tie the cooking space to its outdoors location.
#2 The Classic Outdoor Kitchen
The timeless combination of grill and prep space is perfect for any type of outdoor space. Beginning with a simple template including a countertop with a sink, prep area, built in grill, and lower storage can be adjusted and tweaked to fit into any existing designs, styles, and spaces.
#3 Concrete and/or Steel Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens featuring metal and concrete design elements are both visually and functionally appealing. The use of a variety of materials helps the space feel fresh and modern. Metal pergolas and privacy screens can offer your space some much needed separation as well as being an interesting design feature. Concrete features are the perfect way to make a space feel more natural and rustic.
#4 Outdoor Kitchen with a Personal Touch
If you’re looking to add more of your personal style to your outdoor kitchen, you may want to consider the materials you use, the symmetry of your pieces, and the style of your existing home and hardscaping. Elements like open shelving, concrete countertops, privacy elements, color schemes, and decorative pieces are great ways to personalize your space.
#5 Outdoor Kitchen and Living Area
One of the best parts of having an outdoor area is that you, friends, and family can enjoy being outside while you eat and relax. Incorporating comfy seating and perhaps a fire feature into your outdoor kitchen provide you with the perfect setting for gathering. As your kitchen indoors does, your outdoor kitchen will be the center of every gathering and invite guests to sit and stay a while. And with food at their fingertips what could be better?
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Whether you’re looking to build a new outdoor kitchen or add to an existing one with these ideas, our capable team is standing by to give you your dream kitchen. Give the All-Terrain Landscaping team a call at 970-500-5321 to talk more.
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