You don’t have to go on a vacation to get away. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your home. With these seven outdoor kitchen trends and inspiring ideas, you can transform your backyard into your very own outdoor oasis. Add good weather and good company, and your next great escape is just a few feet away.
- Design the ultimate outdoor kitchen for spring and summer days.
Go beyond your traditional barbeque with an outdoor kitchen that will make dining outdoors a culinary experience. From fully functional appliances to cabinetry for your serving ware, all you need to bring out with you is the food and drinks.
- Invest in a kitchen cart that makes entertaining easy.
If an outdoor kitchen is out of the question, a kitchen cart is your next best option. One of our favorite kitchen trends, this portable party brings the drinks and snacks wherever you go. You’ll find designs in all styles and finishes at Willow Lane Cabinetry, but the Marston Butcher Block Kitchen Cart steals the show in our eyes. Put a bottle of wine on ice, and serve up some fresh salsa and chips on this natural finish kitchen cart.
- Good lighting is key to keep the party going.
Don’t cut your evening short due to bad lighting. Illuminate all areas of your backyard that matter, including the dining table, pool or hot tub, and seating area. If you have space for a fire pit, this is another popular way to light things up.
- Bring the indoors outside.
What makes your favorite part of the home so appealing? Is it the comfy pillows on your living room couch or the colorful artwork that hangs in your bedroom? Replicate the most-loved elements of your house outside to make your backyard feel more like home.
- Build a pergola for shelter, shade, and stunning visuals.
If your home doesn’t have an overhang or awning, there are other ways to enhance your outdoor living. A pergola is the perfect combination of function and allure. While its main purpose is to provide shade and shelter, it is also a lovely addition to any backyard and makes an ideal dining area. Add some climbing plants and hanging sconces for a romantic touch that will make your backyard look like a dream.
- Don’t let the last days of summer stop your soirees.
If chilly air is the only thing standing in between you and outdoor living, then outdoor heating will be your new best friend. The same way restaurants keep their patios warm when the temperature drops, you can heat up the seating area of your backyard so that you can continue to enjoy your outdoor space after summer.
- Privacy guaranteed.
Create an intimate environment by building walls around your backyard. As part of your outdoor kitchen, walls can be appropriate. But if it seems cold or awkward with your layout, a fence or plants can work as well. The goal is to feel that the space is separate from your neighbors, so that you can truly relax or let loose.
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