Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen, Step-By-Step

With the weather heating up in Florida, it feels like a great time to spend your evening outside on the patio, preferably with a meal and some drinks! Is there any better way to enjoy the outdoors than with a freshly cooked meal? Well, yes, there is a better way! You could cook the meal outdoors too, maximizing your time outside while making your neighbors hungry in the process. 

 

Outdoor kitchens aren’t just a fun addition to your home, they could be a great financial decision as well! According to a study from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, an outdoor kitchen can return 130% of the initial investment through an increase in the home’s value. 

 

It’s time! This summer, you’re ready to get the outdoor kitchen you’ve always dreamed of… but where do you start? In this blog, we will be showing you exactly what steps you need to take when designing your outdoor kitchen. To get started with the process, give Synergy Outdoor Living a call today! 

It’s More Than Just A Grill 

 

Your outdoor kitchen should be much more than just a fancy gas grill; a lot more.  Think of which appliances you would like installed beforehand, that way it’s easier to determine the space necessary for your kitchen. 

 

Add a refrigerator, cooktop, sink, pizza oven, or even a dishwasher to fully equip your outdoor cooking space.  

 

Love to entertain? Amp up your outdoor kitchen experience with a built-in kegerator! A kegerator will truly make your outdoor kitchen feel like your own bar & grill. 

 

 

Functionality is King 

 

A good-looking kitchen is important, but the most important job is designing a kitchen that is easy to cook in. Storage space for your utensils, cleaning materials, garbage, or even chilled drinks is crucial to the functionality of your kitchen.  

 

Think of where you might want cabinets and drawers, as well as their design and color. Pull-out garbage bins and hidden ice chests are very popular additions to outdoor kitchens and add a lot of functionality. Imagine yourself grilling, and make sure everything you need is within arm’s reach. 

 

 

Since You’re Here> Most Popular Colors This Year for Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetry  

 

 

Let There Be Light 

 

No one should have to cook in the dark, and no one should be trying. A grill with included lighting allows for a more enjoyable cooking experience since there is no need to worry about the time of day. Whether it is day or night, you can be sure your food will come out perfect. Additionally, choosing a grill that has proper lighting also allows for cooking safety. 

 

On top of safety, you’ll also be able to create a nice ambiance while you are hanging out, as you enjoy a meal or drink with friends and family as the sun sets. 

 

 

Make Yourself Comfortable 

 

Ensure your space has ample seating and gives a comfortable, chill environment for your guests. Decorative cushions and pillows don’t stop indoors. Add some weather-resistant pillows to your outdoor furniture to add some style and comfort.  

 

No one likes to feel excluded, so make sure the layout allows the griller to be able to chat with the guests. Having an open design is also essential for a comfortable kitchen, guests aside! 

Let’s Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen  

 

Designing an outdoor kitchen is no simple task, and that is why we will be with you all along the way! Synergy Outdoor Living will make sure that you’re getting the fixtures and features that you’ve been dreaming of. 

 

Get started today and contact Synergy Outdoor Living to get an in-home design consultation. Let’s make your outdoor dream a reality, together!  

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