5 Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

Do you love to cook, but also spend time outdoors with your family? If so, there's a way you can enjoy both, and it starts by calling The Southern Landscape Group for an estimate on your new outdoor kitchen. These spaces provide a great entertainment space for you, your family, and friends during the summer months. The warmer weather is a great excuse to move the party from the indoor kitchen to your outdoor kitchen, but you'll want to make sure you have these five essentials.

5 Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

1. Grill

No outdoor living space is complete without a grill, and this includes your outdoor kitchen. Every realtor will tell you that this is an essential part of an outdoor kitchen, and it's easy to incorporate into the design of your new space. Having an outdoor cooking area also means you have more flexibility with the style and size of the grill you go with.

2. Sink

What kind of kitchen would it be if your outdoor space didn't have a sink? Not only does the outdoor sink make it easier to prepare your favorite dishes, but it also promotes hygiene as you grill and prepare meals. With a sink outdoors, you can easily wash your hands, fresh vegetables, and fruits, and prevent the constant in and out that often goes along with not having a sink outdoors. 

3. Refrigeration

No outdoor kitchen is complete without a fridge. While this unit doesn't have to be as large as the one in your indoor kitchen, it should be large enough to hold food, drinks, and snacks. This fridge makes it convenient for you and your guests to continue to enjoy your backyard without having to move indoors for barbeque essentials. 

4. Storage

Just like your storage indoors, your outdoor kitchen storage should have plenty of space for you to keep your grilling and entertainment essentials. There are plenty of options when it comes to storage built-ins for your outdoor kitchen and lifestyle needs. Some homeowners opt for more cabinets, while others have just a few cabinets and drawers for utensils and silverware. 

5. Countertops

A countertop is the final item that completes your outdoor kitchen, but choosing the right material is important. Because this countertop will be exposed to the elements, you'll want to select a pre-treated wood or a hard stone. If you want a kitchen countertop that's low maintenance, you might even consider slate or concrete. The countertop can transform your outdoor kitchen, giving you plenty of space to entertain with multiple trays of food and snacks.

Let's Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

If you've been dreaming of an outdoor kitchen and dining space, now's the time to get started! The team at The Southern Landscape Group has years of experience in designing and constructing unique outdoor living spaces, and we're ready to do the same for you. We proudly serve residents throughout Pinehurst, NC, and the surrounding area, with hardscapes, lawn irrigation, and lawn care. To get started on your next outdoor project, call us today at (910) 944-2361.