When it comes to outdoor kitchens, most people think of a few basic items – a grill, some counter space, and maybe an oven or sink. While these are certainly the basics, there is so much more that you can do to create an amazing outdoor kitchen experience!
Synergy Outdoor Living can help you design and build the perfect outdoor kitchen, unique to your home! We have years of experience creating beautifully functional outdoor spaces that are sure to WOW any guest.
In this blog, we’ll be showcasing some of our favorite additions that our clients have added. We hope this gets you excited with some inspiration for your own outdoor kitchen project! Let’s get started!
Starting with The Basics
When planning the aesthetic of your outdoor kitchen, the first thing to consider is the basic layout. Will it be a standalone kitchen, or will it be integrated into an existing patio or deck? Permanent fixtures like a grill, sink, and counter space are essential, so you’ll want to make sure you’ve decided on the colors and styles of your outdoor kitchen before you get anything built.
Be sure your countertops, grill, and cabinets all work nicely together with the location and colors that your new outdoor kitchen will be surrounded by.
The WOW Factor
Now that we’ve got the basics down, it’s time to start thinking about what will really make your outdoor kitchen stand out! Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
A Pizzaria in Your Own Backyard
One of our most popular additions is a wood-fired pizza oven! This is a great way to take your outdoor kitchen to the next level, and it’s sure to be a hit with any guests you have over. Not only will they be impressed by the authentic pizzas you’ll be able to make, but they’ll also love spending time gathered around the oven while they wait.
A Built-In Kegerator
What’s an outdoor kitchen without a place to sit and enjoy a drink? A built-in kegerator is a perfect way to keep your guests happy while they wait for dinner. They can help themselves to a cold beer or soda while they wait, and you won’t have to worry about running back and forth from the indoor kitchen.
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Let’s face it, when the food’s cooking and the conversation’s died down a bit, there may not be as many distractions as there would be in your living room. At least that’s the case with a typical deck or patio… but not yours! With a little bit of extra planning, your outdoor kitchen can be the life of the party with these modern entertainment ideas:
- Add a TV to watch the game with friends
- Install hidden speakers all throughout the patio area
- Store party games in the cabinets outdoors, ready at any moment
Don’t Neglect Your Surroundings
The last thing you want is for your outdoor kitchen to look like a lonely oasis in a sea of bland grass and weeds. Be sure to consider your landscaping when planning the location and design of your kitchen.
If you really want to make a statement, adding a water feature is a great way to do it! A small waterfall or even a simple fountain can add a touch of luxury to your outdoor kitchen. Plus, having some flowing water nearby will give your outdoor space a serene feel, sure to help you relax after a long day.
Or, are you more of a fire person? (We love both! Why choose only one?)
If you love the smell of wood smoke and the sound of crackling flames, then you might want to consider adding a fire pit or fireplace to your outdoor kitchen.
Not only will a fire pit or fireplace add to the ambiance of your outdoor kitchen, but it will also extend the amount of time you can spend outdoors! You can now enjoy your backyard well into the cooler months.
Here in Florida, we love our Lanais! They’re especially popular here in the Sunshine State because they provide much-needed shade from our harsh summer sun. Lanais are a great coverage option to protect your outdoor kitchen from the elements, all while expanding your outdoor space.
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With an outdoor kitchen from Synergy Outdoor Living, you’ll have everything you need to create an amazing experience for yourself and your guests. From functional cabinets to peaceful water features, we can transform your backyard into a true outdoor oasis!