Part I: What Does Your Outdoor Kitchen Need?
Determining what your outdoor kitchen needs are can seem like a daunting task. You have to understand what uses you want it to serve, as well as what is functional for your space. This week, we will discuss what your kitchen needs based off of what youâ€™ll use it for to help you create the ideal space for your situation. Practicality Â What are you using the space for? An outdoor kitchen that is meant to serve your family will look, and function, completely differently from an outdoor living space meant to provide a place for entertaining your friends and extended family. If your space is designed for the people in your home a small beverage center, minimal storage space and smaller appliances is perfect as you do not need all the extra space and frills. Throw in a small area for seating and your outdoor kitchen is set for you and your family to enjoy. An outdoor kitchen designed for a larger group of people requires additional appliances, seating and space to work. Larger appliances and under-counter storage will help make entertaining easier as it helps avoid traffic going in and out of your home. A larger space also provides additional counter space and options for seating since a tall counter will serve both functions. You can pull up a barstool and help cook or enjoy a meal. Storage Unless your outdoor kitchen is backed up against your home, youâ€™re going to want to have some type of storage for pots and pans, cutlery and utensils. Rev-A-Shelf has quality options for under the counter storage that include lazy susans, under the cabinet pull-out drawers and a variety of storage space products for your cabinets. We also suggest investing in some sort of outdoor beverage center to keep drinks cool during the summer. U-Line has amazing beverage center options that will meet, and exceed, your expectations. Setting aside some of your renovation budget for a beverage center will give you the convenience of not having to make multiple trips in and out of your home. Next WeekÂ Now that you have a better understanding of outdoor kitchen options, come back next week when weâ€™ll discuss all of your appliance options for whatever size kitchen you invest in. K&N Sales is here to partner with you for all of your design needs. We will facilitate the creation of a functional, beautiful space. Feel free to visit our Houzz for some inspiration, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.