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If you’ve ever wanted an amazing outdoor space entertaining and cooking, and outdoor kitchen has to be at the top of your construction project list.
Unfortunately, it’s a little bit more difficult to pull off a picture-perfect outdoor kitchen that really wows compared to renovating an interior kitchen. The demands are different, the considerations are different, and the overall nuances of the project are going to be as far up apart from one another as you can imagine.
After all, when you’re building a new kitchen inside your home, you don’t have to worry about what the snow or rain is going to do to all of your appliances!
To help you build out the very best outdoor kitchen possible, we’ve put together these quick tips and tricks.
Plan out your outdoor kitchen in “zones”
The first thing that you’re going to want to do, long before you even think about laying a single brick or purchasing any appliances, is to think about how you plan on using your outdoor kitchen in the first place. This is where outdoor space designers, outdoor architects, and backyard construction professionals come in handy.
They’ll be able to show you how to break your new outdoor kitchen up into zones – cooking zones, serving zones, and entertainment zones – so that everything is exactly where it needs to be without feeling cramped or claustrophobic.
Make sure that you have all the necessary appliances built right in
Secondly, you’re going to want to make sure that you have all the necessary appliances built right into your outdoor kitchen space.
You’re going to want to have a fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, a grill and cooktop, and any other appliance that you’d like to have installed in your outdoor kitchen space ready to go before any construction begins. Because everything is going to need to be waterproofed these components need to be set in stone so that their dimensions can be accounted for, and everything can be appropriately laid out.
Adding things to an outdoor kitchen space later down the line is a real challenge, which is why you’re going to want to be sure to avoid this kind of situation if at all possible. If you really want an outdoor kitchen that wows, think about adding a pizza oven to the mix!
If you want an outdoor kitchen space that really blows people away, your best bet is to work with Rideau Pools. We have built stunning backyard retreats for homeowners in Ottawa and the surrounding area for many years, and we can make your backyard spectacular.