With summer around the corner, there’s no better time to create or upgrade an outdoor kitchen area. Outdoor living is just as important as indoor living; it’s a place to relax, entertain, and enjoy! Important elements of every outdoor kitchen include a grill, outdoor bar cabinets and kitchen islands. Bring the inside out with these luxurious ideas to transform your backyard into the ultimate outdoor kitchen and entertainment space.
Dining Al Fresco: Eating outdoors has lots of benefits — think fresh air, sunshine, scenery, and plentiful seating. You can sit in chairs at a table, on bar stools at a kitchen island, or lounge on all-weather patio sofas. Stay prepared for Mother Nature by customizing a pergola or covered porch in your space so that you can dine outside in the rain or shine! If it’s too hot or cold, you can compensate with ceiling fans or heating lamps.
Open-Air Kitchen: Open-air kitchens are a must for outdoor entertaining. If you have a covered porch, why not incorporate outdoor kitchen cabinets? They are a great way to stay organized and ready for meal prep, and can be used as hidden storage areas for extra plates, cups and napkins. Cabinets can be arranged in a variety of ways and styles that portray an open layout. Willow Lane Cabinetry offers many different cabinet styles, including shaker, raised panel, and recessed panel.
Warm Weather Entertaining: When the sun is shining, it’s time to go all out with your customized appliances and accessories. Kitchen islands and carts can be extremely useful when entertaining in your backyard. Choose from portable styles that can move about, and enhance the outdoor party experience. These cabinets-to-go can serve as a beverage station, condiment cart, or dessert bar. Top everything off with a large built-in grilling area (or grade-A portable grill) that’s big enough to cook for a crowd. A built-in outdoor kitchen can include refrigerated drawers, a beverage center and cooler.
Strategic Layout: It’s crucial to make the most of your space for successful outdoor entertaining. A major element is to create the right indoor to outdoor flow. This means having wide and direct access from outside to a powder room for guests. It also means having easy access to the indoor kitchen for the party host.
Comforts Of Home: Be sure to make the outside just as charming as the inside of your home. Have plenty of comfortable seating, with outdoor cushions and throw pillows. Create a family-friendly, picnic atmosphere with unbreakable dinnerware and cups. Serving trays are both decorative and functional when hosting a cookout. Food umbrellas will protect edibles from insects. It’s that special attention to detail that will make you the host with the most.
Day To Night: Enjoy your yard no matter what time of day. Adding an outdoor fire pit creates a cozy atmosphere and lavish aesthetic, and can assist in heating up your favorite savory and sweet snacks like shish kabobs or s’mores. Keep the party going by lighting up your area with tiki torches, patio lights, or string lights.
Outdoor Ambiance: All entertainment areas should be equipped with accommodating accessories, and precautions to keep things running smoothly. Choose simple landscaping that’s not too close to your sitting and dining areas. Select potted plants that don’t attract insects while still contributing to the overall appearance of your outdoor entertainment area. Or go a step beyond and choose plants that repel mosquitos and other biting insects naturally. You and your guests will enjoy the wide-open space, and relaxing, bug-free atmosphere.
Want to go out without leaving your home? Spice up your summer by creating the ultimate outdoor kitchen for entertaining, and relaxing with family and friends. An outdoor kitchen lets you easily bring the party outside, and when you customize your space, your backyard will be just as beautiful as the inside of your home.
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