The kitchen is the heart of the home but when the days start to warm up and everyone wants to be outside enjoying the sunshine, it’s time to move things outdoors! Instead of being stuck inside by yourself while everyone else visits outside, you can join in the fun and bring your cooking and entertaining together with an outdoor kitchen.
Here are a few tips on how to create the ultimate outdoor culinary experience.
An outdoor kitchen is not complete without the right appliances. A grill is essential for preparing hot dishes like burgers and grilled vegetables—the outdoor classics! And for a refrigerator, well you know that one.
One of our favorite upgrades for an outdoor kitchen is a brick oven and fireplace combo. Use it to cook wood-fired pizza, roast s’mores, bake bread and so much more. An outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven creates a unique flavor that you simply cannot get from any other cooking approach. And the fireplace becomes a focal point where everyone can gather and enjoy the warmth of an outdoor fire.
No outdoor kitchen is complete without comfortable seating. Invest in some cozy chairs and a table big enough for your family and guests to enjoy meals together outdoors. Don’t forget about cushions, pillows, and throws for added comfort.
Create a warm and inviting atmosphere with the right lighting. String lights hung from trees or on posts are a great way to instantly make your outdoor space feel more inviting and magical. Keep the party going well into the night with LED candles and lanterns.
Food Prep Space
Most of the cooking time happens during prep, so you want to make sure your outdoor kitchen has plenty of room for chopping, dicing, and mixing. Install countertops around your appliances to create a spacious area for food prep. You could even add a sink to make clean-up easier.
Protection from the Elements
Rain, wind, and scorching sun can all put a damper on the fun of cooking and socializing in your outdoor kitchen. To ensure that you get the most out of your outdoor space regardless of the weather, consider building a pergola or pavilion to provide some shade and protection.
It’s time to add the final touches. Layer rugs and pillows for an extra cozy feel, add some potted plants for a pop of color and greenery, install an outdoor sound system or TV to keep the party going, or hang artwork that reflects your style.
Create More Quality Time With Round Grove Products
Creating an outdoor kitchen is a great way to get the most out of your outdoor space and elevate your entertaining. With these tips in hand, you’ll be ready to cook up some delicious meals and enjoy quality time with loved ones outside all year long!
Design a custom kitchen with a pizza oven and start using it as soon as it’s delivered with Round Grove Product’s easy installation. No matter what design you need to match your outdoor space, our designers can help. And we’ll even give you a pizza peel so you can get started on that wood-fired pizza! Request a quote and start building your dream outdoor kitchen today with Round Grove Products.