Stylish Storage: Outdoor Cabinetry (Summer Outdoor Kitchen Series Part 3)
One of the most important tips we can share for designing your outdoor kitchen is to be very thoughtful when choosing outdoor cabinetry. Things to consider:
- Durability: They’ll be outdoors, after all, bearing the brunt of whatever climate you live in.
- Water-resistance: Keeping rain out is a must.
- Use: How much you use your outdoor kitchen will dictate how much storage you need. If you fail to anticipate your needs and fall short on storage space, you’ll be making a lot of extra trips back to the main kitchen.
Outdoor cabinetry must be durable, which means resistant to high temperatures, precipitation, humidity, and strong winds and debris damage. Just like the cabinetry in your indoor kitchen, outdoor kitchen cabinetry can—and should--be customized to integrate storage for the outdoor chef.
You’ll find outdoor cabinetry in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, teak, reclaimed wood, bamboo, human-made polymers, and more. Choose the best material for your climate that your budget allows, for an outdoor kitchen that’s built to last.
Let’s take a closer look at a couple of brands, to help you compare-and-contrast.
Atlantis Outdoor Cabinetry
Stainless steel is almost ubiquitous in outdoor cabinetry—and we’ll talk about it in a minute—but first, let’s look at Atlantis outdoor cabinetry. Atlantis outdoor cabinets come in wood styles as well as a polymer called “Perma Tek”; all styles are weatherproof, maintaining form and color in temperatures as extreme as 200°F and -100°F.
One reason we love to recommend Atlantis outdoor kitchens is the extensive range of colors and door styles, and their excellent limited lifetime warranty. Atlantis specializes in outdoor cabinetry, so you can count on them to get the little details right—right down to the rust-proof stainless steel door hinges.
Danver Kitchen Cabinetry
Danver luxury stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinetry is designed especially for outdoor use and doesn’t sacrifice aesthetics for durability. Their broad array of designer door styles and colors means you can create the perfect look for your outdoor entertainment space. Made in the U.S.A., Danver brings twenty years of experience in outdoor kitchen design. Featuring frameless European styling, each project is built-to-order to your exacting specifications.
Our summer outdoor kitchen series is really starting to cook! Check back next week for more tips for designing your outdoor kitchen, and stay connected with K&N Sales on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Houzz.