The backyard has truly become an extension of people’s living space. The outdoor kitchen is all about lifestyle, allowing you to bring both comfort and design to a natural setting. An ever-growing variety of fixtures and appliances make it easy to create a convenient cooking space. An outdoor kitchen allows you to spend time outside relaxing and entertaining rather than running back and forth from the house to the grill. There is no better way to make the most of an evening in Western NY than to display your cooking skills in an outdoor kitchen. Although having outdoor grills on the deck has been a popular concept pretty much all over the United States, an outdoor kitchen houses everything you need to come up with the perfect outdoor meal.
Building an outdoor kitchen is not any different than any other remodeling project—except it must withstand extremely high levels of heat from the grill and, if not built properly implemented.
Outdoor Kitchens During the landscape design phase, Bricks Landscape will help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen or color bar. We can custom build, to give our Bricks clients the best look, functionality using the grade materials and colors select by the client.
When Bricks landscape, designs an outdoor kitchen or bar, the biggest factor we take both we take into consideration is space; to complement the design into any existing structures, easy access to the house in relationship to a swimming pool, an outdoor fountain, spa, shower or sitting area. There might be important factors concerning the layout; for instance, if the outdoor kitchen is at your pool house, it might be best positioned to catch the prevailing breeze.
Decisions to make concerning your outdoor kitchen include:
Do you want your outdoor kitchen covered so that you can cook and entertain even when it rains? If you opt out of a roof, fabric covers keep your grill and other furnishings clean. Plus they’ll last longer with extra protection.
You will want to consider the overall size needed. For instance, for the chairs at the dining table, you need at least four feet away from any other element, especially the grill or any step-downs.
Plan for adequate cabinet space. This way you can keep your outdoor kitchen properly supplied, which will help cut down on trips back and forth to the indoor kitchen.
Counter top options include tile, granite, stone and concrete. Consider a counter top with a minimum of grout so that it reduces your cleanup time.
Refrigerator: Under counter units are popular for outdoor kitchens because they are out of sight, protected by the counter and handy for storage.
Sinks: If you want a sink, consider stainless steel sinks, they are preferable for outdoor kitchens because they won’t corrode.
Other accouterments to consider: Waterproof TV sound systems, and fireplaces.
For your outdoor living call Bricks Landscape 585-671-6120.