The process of designing and installing the perfect outdoor kitchen can be a challenge, especially one of the most difficult decisions — where to put it! The outdoor kitchen designers at Synergy Outdoor Living walk you through how to decide where your beautiful new outdoor kitchen will go.
Designing an Outdoor Kitchen
Besides having an outdoor oasis where you can entertain, grill out, and enjoy a cold one, an outdoor kitchen can add value to your home if you decide to sell in the future. This is why it is important to choose the right location for your outdoor kitchen so it is as functional as it can be.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a location for your dream outdoor kitchen space:
Keep Utilities In Mind
While you may have the perfect place in mind for your outdoor kitchen, if it isn’t in practical distance to necessary gas, water, or electrical supply, there may be a problem. Take note of where your water, gas, and electric lines are, and design your outdoor kitchen accordingly.
If you are installing a grill or a smoker, think about the natural flow of the wind, and make sure that smoke from the grill will be carried away from dining and sitting areas. Furthermore, the kitchen area should be located a safe distance away from doors and entryways to prevent any potential hazards.
Tip: Outdoor cooking appliances should be a safe distance away from where children or guests play. You’ll want to avoid a basketball or football landing on a hot grill!
Consider the View
As you plan your outdoor kitchen, it’s important to consider every angle and aspect of the space. One key element to keep in mind is the view and sightlines from your outdoor kitchen. Whether you’re cooking for family gatherings or hosting a party with friends, the right view can make all the difference.
Think about where your guests will be sitting or standing while you cook. Will they have a clear view of your food prep area? If not, consider positioning your grill, sink, and other appliances in a way that allows everyone to see what you’re doing. You might also want to factor in any scenic views from your backyard – whether it’s a beautiful garden or a stunning mountain range – so that those views can be enjoyed as much as possible.
Plus, you might want to consider where you will have the most privacy from the prying eyes of neighbors. No matter how much you like your neighbors, you’ll want to feel like you are in your own quiet oasis when you are in your outdoor living space. Screen views with trees or shrubbery to provide privacy and a noise buffer.
Enjoy lazy days soaking up the sun with a stunning, custom outdoor kitchen built by Synergy Outdoor Living! Our design team can help you choose the perfect kitchen features to complement your new outdoor oasis.
Be Conscious of the Sun
We can enjoy our outdoor kitchens year-round here in Florida! When planning your outdoor kitchen, monitor how much sun or shade the area where you are planning to build has.
While we love soaking up the sun here in Florida, it is nice to have ample shade for extra comfort on those hot humid days. Trees and bushes provide natural ventilation, which helps to cool down the surrounding area. Pergolas, trellises, and other man-made features can help keep you cool on hot days too!
Maximize Your Natural Space
Have you planted a lovely garden in your yard? A hot tub or a pool? Consider any structures or features in your yard that you want to complement when deciding where to place your outdoor kitchen.
Ready to design an outdoor kitchen for your home? Call Synergy Outdoor Living; we can help design the best kitchen for you and complement any existing structures to truly maximize the space!
Indoor Meets Outdoor Living
Consider the relationship between your indoor and outdoor kitchen spaces. How will both kitchens be used when cooking or entertaining? If you have a large outdoor space to work with, it might be wise to build your outdoor kitchen close to your indoor kitchen for a seamless transition between the two.
When it comes to design aesthetics, take colors and elements from your inside, outside. You can have the same cabinet color or style as your main kitchen or bring in accents with outdoor rugs, backsplashes, or furniture styles. The goal is to finish off your new grilling area with a cohesive look your family and guests will love for years to come.
Build a Luxury Outdoor Kitchen to Fit Your Needs
The perfect spot to design and build an outdoor kitchen will vary from home to home. You might want to have an outdoor cooking area right outside your backdoor, or a freestanding pavilion near your pool. At the end of the day, there isn’t a “right” spot for your outdoor kitchen space, but by considering these outdoor kitchen tips, you’ll make an excellent choice!
Are you ready to design your dream luxury outdoor kitchen? Call our design experts at Synergy Outdoor Living! From pergolas and pavers to rock walls, fire and water features, grills, kegerators, pizza ovens, and custom-made cabinets, we can design the outdoor kitchen of your dreams!