Do you wish you could spend more time outside enjoying Tucson’s famously beautiful weather? Installing an outdoor kitchen is a great way to expand your living space while encouraging more time spent outside cooking, eating, and entertaining. An outdoor kitchen can be a rather simple space, or it might be a complete extension of your home with a design that complements your unique style. Here are some tips for designing an outdoor kitchen that will help you create the ultimate outdoor escape.
Bring Indoor Convenience Outside
When designing an outdoor kitchen, try not to think of it as such. In other words, don’t let the fact that the kitchen is outside affect the choices you make for the new space. Incorporate the types of appliances you would use inside, and design the space with all of the convenience and functionality you would expect from an indoor kitchen. For example, make sure you have plenty of counter space for preparing and serving food.
Protect Yourself from the Elements
Unless you’re already planning on having your outdoor kitchen built underneath a patio or awning, make sure you incorporate some kind of protective structure in your kitchen design. This will allow you to make use of your outdoor kitchen in almost any type of weather, and the shade can make it a lot more comfortable to cook and entertain outside during summertime.
Don’t Forget About the Ambiance
In addition to a place where you can whip up delicious meals for friends and family, your outdoor kitchen should also serve as a space where guests can relax and entertain themselves. Comfortable chairs and specialty lighting can add an inviting atmosphere to your outdoor kitchen, and some kitchens are even being fitted with televisions and sound systems for even more entertainment options.
For help turning the outdoor kitchen of your dreams into a reality, contact the outdoor living designers at Pools by Design of Tucson. We not only design and build custom pools but also offer a wide range of construction, landscaping, and renovation services to transform the look and feel of your outdoor space. Call us at (520) 797-6675 to get started or learn more.