Designing an Outdoor Kitchen? Here are 5 Things To Consider

Outdoor Kitchen & Patio

Are you looking to design a new outdoor kitchen space? Are you worried about potential damage to your garden during construction? Outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular in Canada, and many people have found that it is a very hands-on and involved project to take on. There are a lot of things to consider before you get to work on designing and implementing an outdoor kitchen space. That’s why we’ve gathered the top 5 things to consider before designing and implementing an outdoor kitchen space.

1. Make Sure You’re Picking the Right Location

It’s crucial to make sure that you are absolutely satisfied with the proposed location of your outdoor kitchen before you go ahead and start building it. You want to make sure that it’s a certain distance from living spaces, with shade and ample storage.

2. Choose Durable Counter Tops

Of course, an outdoor kitchen goes through more wear and tear than your indoor kitchen ever will, simply because it’s outside. That being said, you want to make sure that you pick a countertop you not only aesthetically like, but that you know can withstand the wear and tear of cooking and the weather of the outdoors. 

3. Make Sure You Have Ample Storage

The last thing you want is to complete your outdoor kitchen project and realize you have absolutely no storage space. To avoid this, make sure you plan enough storage space laid out to accommodate all of your needs. 

4. Choose the Best Outdoor Cooking Option for Your Space

It goes without saying that your outdoor kitchen space should have the best cooking option for the space – however, it is a lot easier said than done to find the right outdoor cooking space! One of the first things you must decide in your process is how you like to cook your food – do you prefer to grill it, smoke it, roast it on fire or let it bake in an oven? Answering this question first should make the rest of the process far easier. 

But the most important thing to consider when creating a new outdoor kitchen space is…

5. How to Protect Your Garden During the Construction

While every other thing we mentioned is certainly essential, the overall concern you should have going into your outdoor kitchen project is how you are going to protect your garden during the construction process.  

There’s no denying that new construction projects have the potential to wreak havoc on some of your property, and the last thing you want is for your beautiful garden to be destroyed. That’s why it’s crucial to make a plan before construction begins. Here are some tips to make sure that your garden and trees are protected throughout the whole construction project: 

  • Make sure to let your contractor know about any specific plants or trees that you want to ensure don’t get damaged and are protected. 
  • Sometimes construction jobs require certain trees to be removed. This isn’t common for an outdoor kitchen project, but in the event that a contractor suggests to you, and you know for a fact you don’t want to remove any trees – stand your ground and let them know that you would like to figure out another solution. Maybe that means moving the proposed location of the kitchen, or maybe it means finding a new contractor – but regardless, do what you need to protect your garden and trees. 
  • It’s usually safe to work around larger plants or trees if you put up temporary fencing clearly marked around them. 

As exciting as the new outdoor kitchen space is, it’s important to consider several things, like we discussed today. But above all, you put a lot of hard work and money into your current garden and landscape and make sure it doesn’t get destroyed while trying to enhance it. 

Are you ready to build the outdoor kitchen of your dreams? Contact us today. 

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