What Should You Consider When You’re Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen?

Now that it’s officially 2021, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your next home renovation. Since many families spent as much time as they could outdoors in 2020, they have been making moves to renovate their outdoor living space this year.

An outdoor kitchen is a functional, stylish, and convenient addition to your backyard this year. With the right tools, you can entertain, cook, and prepare meals with your family while enjoying the fresh air.

Let’s take a look at some of the things you need to consider before starting your next project: 

How Do You Plan to Use Your Outdoor Kitchen Space?

Before eagerly starting your project, you should think about how you will use your outdoor kitchen space. Is it a place to enjoy family dinners? A place for you to entertain your neighbors? Maybe both? Whatever the case may be, you’ll want to make sure that you have the right appliances, storage, and counter space to help make your vision come to life.

What Materials Will Work Best in An Outdoor Kitchen?

The easier your outdoor kitchen is to maintain, the more likely you’ll want to spend more time using it. If you’re looking for a countertop option that’s easy to maintain, focus on searching for low-porous materials that are suitable for an outdoor kitchen. A great example of low-porous countertops include Quartz and Granite.

Think About Your Layout and Appliances

The outdoor appliances that you choose will determine the size of your kitchen. Keep in mind that you’ll also have to install gas, water, and electricity into your outdoor kitchen design. When designing your outdoor kitchen, try to create a triangle arrangement with your fridge, grill, and sink.  

Keeping this shape will help you utilize available counter space and help create an efficient cooking environment.

Other common outdoor kitchen layouts and sizes may include:

– L-Shaped, larger kitchens

– U-Shaped, spacious kitchens

– Adding an Island or Bar for Extra Storage and Space

Add Value to Your Home by Installing an Outdoor Kitchen

If you’re looking to add an outdoor kitchen to your home, you’re going to need the right professional team to do the job. Contact MC Granite Countertops to install your outdoor kitchen countertop.

Plus, we’ll help you pick out the best, durable countertop materials for your kitchen.