An outdoor kitchen can be a great accent to your home. If you live in an area where the weather isn’t too harsh or unpredictable, having the cooking done outdoors can combine it with entertainment area in new, exciting ways.
However, not everyone understands how to get outdoor Perth kitchen renovations done right. Whether you plan to hire contractors or to DIY it, here’s some advice on how to get it right.
First, it is important to understand what you’re going to use the outdoor space. Yes, it’s a kitchen so cooking is obvious. Ask yourself how.
How do you normally cook inside? How different would your routine or choices be if it was outdoors? Are you going to be doing your own cooking? How big is space, particularly if you plan to entertain people in the kitchen?
Remember that whether the Perth kitchen renovation is indoor or outdoor, the work flow is important. You need to keep in mind your ability to smoothly go from task to task.
To get the right workflow going, be sure to partner with someone who knows how to design a kitchen. Fortunately, any firm that provides kitchen renovations Perth will have a designer on the team that can offer advice or do all the work outright, just waiting for your approval.
Keep in mind the logistic concerns.
Outdoor kitchens usually don’t have direct access to utilities like water and gas. There is no outdoor wall, so the durability of appliances is important. However, you also open up a lot of options like open-wood flame cooking or smoking – the cooking method, not the unhealthy habit.
You’ll want to pick low-maintenance materials. You’re going to be cleaning anything in the outdoors a lot, so you don’t want anything that’s easy to stain.
When you have a designer on-hand, make sure that the design fits. This means it doesn’t look out of place compared to the architecture of the home or the landscape around the kitchen. An outdoor kitchen that sticks out is one that you’ll be renovating again soon.
Check what utilities are there. Remember what we said earlier about these lines?
The layouts should be as practical as possible. Don’t push a design that goes too far from where the existing lines are because that means more work, more hours, and more money. Keep the placement practical for gas, water, and power.
Finally, toss in some heaters and shade, and perhaps rain shelter. The outdoors are exposed to the elements, so you want to have some protection in place.