Did you know around 85% of homes in the U.S. were constructed prior to the 1980s? Many homeowners are currently looking for ways to update and give their home a “face-lift” of sorts. An outdoor kitchen is a wonderful addition to any home. Whether you’re looking to create a more intimate atmosphere or add more space for the purpose of entertaining larger groups, an outdoor kitchen is an all-around great idea and investment.
As you think about what style of outdoor kitchen space you want for your home addition, don’t forget the little details. It’s often the small things that are overlooked, but they’re the details that usually can have the biggest impact.
1. Walkway Lighting
It’s all about the lighting. Lighting sets the tone of the atmosphere you’re looking to create. When coming up with lighting concepts for outdoor kitchen space, don’t forget about the walkway leading from the main house.
Soft hidden lighting at ground-level or bright, crisp LED hanging lanterns are both great options. Lighting triggered by motion sensors, dimmers, or lighting timers also need to be decided.
From eco-friendly construction materials for a new deck to sustainable fabric choices for the furniture, there are countless ways to go a little greener in regards to materials. Bamboo, reclaimed wood, concrete, organic cotton, and cork are some examples of more eco-friendly options.
Cooking outside and the warm glow provided by an outdoor fire is one of the most common reasons people have when discussing the appeal of outdoor kitchens.
Now do you want an elegant fireplace with a massive hearth, a wood-fired pizza oven, a central fire pit, or something else? All of these options provide some degree of warmth and a beautiful glow.
Discuss your goals for the outdoor kitchen space with your contractor, and they will be able to assess your property and align the perfect outdoor kitchen layout with your goals.
A new outdoor kitchen can inspire you to have more fun. Whether that’s having fun making your own wood-fired pizza with your kids or inviting old friends over to enjoy the ambiance. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started planning your dream outdoor kitchen space!