Upgrade Your Outdoor Kitchen!
Do you have an outdoor kitchen as a part of your backyard patio? If so, then it may be time to upgrade your outdoor kitchen with newer features. Here are a handful of things to keep in mind when deciding to remodel your backyard oasis.
Why you should upgrade your outdoor kitchen
First, let’s talk about the why — that is, why you should upgrade your outdoor kitchen. First, it’ll provide you with a more functional space to enjoy with your family. Second, it’ll help increase your resell value if you choose to move. After all, recent statistics indicate that 65% of homeowners wish they had an outdoor kitchen as a part of their patio setup.
Planning your new design
That’s why you should carefully plan your new design. Start with a blank slate, or contact an outdoor kitchen design firm such as Burlington Fireplace. When you work with the experts on our team, we’ll ensure that all of your I’s are dotted and T’s crossed in your layout…
What will be the focal point?
…starting with the focal point of your new setup. Will an outdoor fireplace bring the entire space together? Do you want it to be a circular fire pit for evening gatherings? Start with the focal point and work your way outward from there.
Don’t forget your lighting
And then don’t forget to look upward too. Lighting is essential to a successful backyard patio design. When you upgrade your outdoor kitchen, make improving your lighting one of your top priorities.
Form vs functionality
Another idea, and one that could act as a focal point, is to include an outdoor island in your design. This serves a vital function in your outdoor kitchen’s usability, providing you with a serving spot or a place to store your outdoor equipment.
However, don’t sacrifice function over form (or vice versa). Instead, merge the two ideas so that your functional components complement the form of your space.
Keeping things cold
Another thing to keep in mind as you upgrade your outdoor kitchen is how you will keep your food and beverages cold. Sure, you could use a simple ice bucket. But a more practical feature would be a built-in refrigerator, possibly even one with an ice maker. This will keep the party flowing seamlessly.
Everything but the kitchen sink?
We hope this isn’t your take on having a sink as a part of your outdoor kitchen. No one would buy a house without having a sink as a part of their indoor kitchen. While you could, technically, just bring everything inside to wash them, it will be far easier (and feel more complete) if you include a sink as a part of your design from day one.
Contact us to get started
As we mentioned earlier, planning is essential as you get ready to upgrade your outdoor kitchen. It’s often helpful to work with a team that specializes in this type of project, which is where we come in. We’ve been serving Wisconsin with fireplaces, stoves, and various types of outdoor features since 1995. We will gladly work with you on a custom outdoor kitchen concept that will turn your patio into the space of your dreams.
Would you like to learn more? Then contact Burlington Fireplace at 262-763-3522 or request a callback through our online contact form.