Design Tips for the Perfect Custom Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Mar 9, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Brakur-_outdoor_kitchen_design_tips.jpgSummer will be here before you know it. With the weather warming up it will be time to start enjoying the outdoors and extending your outdoor living space. No need to heat up the house when you can enjoy the perfect outdoor custom kitchen and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Outdoor kitchens today are so much more than just a grill and a cooler full of drinks. Outdoor living areas are almost extension of our homes that in some cases can be enjoyed year round. Today’s outdoor kitchens have fireplaces, pizza ovens, wet bars, warming drawers, cooking spaces, and even outdoor refrigeration. If you are ready to finally take the plunge and add a custom outdoor kitchen to your home you will want to consider the following design tips and ideas.

Design Tips for Your Custom Outdoor Kitchen

  • Location - You want your outdoor custom kitchen to be convenient and easy to use. Typically most homeowners will situate it close to the main house and in some instances have a door that connects to their current kitchen. You want it to be close to the action so if you have a pool you want to put it where the action is taking place so you don’t miss out on the fun.
  • Function – Determine the purpose of your outdoor living area and how you will use it. Arrange for adequate seating or consider adding a bar with extra seating. Make sure you include appliances and things that will help you achieve your purpose. If you plan on cooking a lot you will also want to include a sink for prep work and washing dishes. You may also want to include a cover or form of shade to protect you from the weather and sun so you can still enjoy being outside.
  • Lighting - Make sure you plan for and have adequate lighting especially if you plan on using it to entertain in at night. Explore your different lighting options and use more than one source of light.
  • Storage - You don’t want to have to make trips back and forth to the house. Have adequate kitchen cabinet storage and drawers for the dishes and cooking items you will be using. Here at Brakur Custom Cabinetry we sell NatureKast outdoor cabinets which offer a variety of multi–storage options such as spice racks, waste bins and even flat screen TV cabinets.

For more design tips and to read the complete article on the perfect outdoor kitchen design from Houzz you can click here.

At Brakur Custom Cabinetry our kitchen design experts will help you determine the right location and design a custom outdoor kitchen that will fit your lifestyle needs. If you would like to set up your free initial consultation and begin designing your custom outdoor kitchen so you will have it in time to enjoy this summer season you can contact us here.

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Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design Tips, Out Kitchens, Outdoor Living Areas

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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