The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Kitchen Design


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    The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Kitchen Design

    Outdoor Living Spaces | December 5, 2023

    Outdoor living has transformed the way we experience our homes. Homeowners are increasingly looking to merge the comforts of indoor spaces with the beauty of the outdoors. As this trend grows, one feature has captured the imagination of many: the outdoor kitchen. If you want to have one, the ultimate guide to outdoor kitchen design by Jovak Landscape & Design is all you need. We will walk you through the essentials of crafting the perfect outdoor cooking and dining space tailored for our unique outdoor environment.

    1. Establish the Purpose and Function

    Before diving into designs, think about the function of your outdoor kitchen. What should an outdoor kitchen include? Space to grill, a full-service kitchen complete with a fridge, sink, and storage, or something else? Establishing the purpose of your outdoor kitchen will guide the rest of the design process.

    2. Choose the Right Location

    While BC landscapes are beautiful, the weather can be unpredictable. When designing your outdoor kitchen, consider factors like wind, sunlight, and proximity to the main house. Your outdoor kitchen, while in the open, could still have accordion doors or folding doors to create a sheltered space from bad weather.

    3. Pick Durable and Weather-Resistant Materials

    Given our climate, it is imperative to choose materials that can withstand the winter. Stainless steel, stone, and certain types of tile are popular choices for their durability and aesthetic appeal. Plus, they will last for years to come without much maintenance.

    4. Consider Storage and Amenities

    A functional outdoor kitchen requires more than just cooking equipment. Think about storage solutions for tools, dishes, and food items. Additional amenities like refrigerators, sinks, and even outdoor dishwashers can elevate your space to the next level. Of course, do not forget the outdoor grill for a perfect summer barbecue or a fire pit for roasting marshmallows in the winter.

    5. Incorporate Lighting and Comfort Features

    To truly make the outdoor kitchen an evening retreat, invest in ambient lighting. String lights, lanterns, or even built-in LED lights can make a world of difference. For added comfort, consider adding features like outdoor heaters for cooler nights or ceiling fans for hotter days.

    If you are ready to transform your backyard into an entertainer’s dream, reach out to the professionals who understand the intricacies of the BC landscape. With a team of experts dedicated to high-end landscape design, we are here to help bring your outdoor kitchen vision to life. Contact us at 604-866-7186, and let’s start building your dream kitchen.