We are finally getting a break from all the rain and the sun is shining! In celebration of this week’s lovely forecast, we thought we’d explore the design of outdoor kitchens! Outdoor spaces are becoming increasingly popular and a great way to add value to your home. Cooking in the outdoors gives you a chance to get out of the confinement of interior walls for a breath of fresh air in a more relaxed setting. So here are some inspirational images showcasing some beautifully designed outdoor areas and a few tips to consider when planning the design of your own.
We love this outdoor kitchen! It has everything one could need without being too crowded or spread out. With its comfortable seating, a television, and covered ceiling to provide protections from the wind, sun and occasional shower, the party can go on for hours. What a great space in which to entertain!
Same rules concerning functional storage apply to outdoor spaces. This kitchen has everything you need right at your fingertips making it convenient and more likely to be utilized. It has a clean streamline design with no fuss; allowing the focus to be on the surrounding atmosphere. One thing to keep in mind when designing your outdoor kitchen is its proximity to existing plumbing and electrical in order to keep cost down.
We love how this kitchen blends in with the exterior of the home, allowing a smooth and uninterrupted transition from the indoors-out. It has the feeling of privacy yet openness at the same time. Bar seating is a great way to provide eating space that is causal and doesn’t take up space.
Prefer a modern and more minimalistic style for your outdoor kitchen? This space shows you how it can be done. Smooth materials that are durable and easy to clean have been utilized. The floating bar keeps the area from feeling heavy or bulky and allows seating to be stored underneath and out of the way when not being utilized. This is a great design for a small deck or condo living. What do you think about the custom niche for the towels?
Just because you will be cooking in an outdoor space doesn’t mean that the natural lighting will always be enough. Having proper lighting design incorporated into your outdoor space is important. You never know when the late night urges to grill for family and friends might occur. Lighting is not only functional but can greatly enhance the beauty and safety level of your outdoor space.
This space has the word cozy written all over it! Love the little pops of color and the layout is both functional and intimate. Keep in mind the proper mixture of finishes and textures when designing your outdoor space. It is just as important outside your home as inside. Make sure your guests have a place to set down their drink our prop up their feet.
Just like during the design concept phase on any project, make a list of your priorities before jumping into the design. What kind of cooking is most important to you? Do you want a great grill, a pizza oven, or fire-pit for roasting hot dogs and making s’mores with the kids? How many people do you usually entertain? How much seating do you need for dining verses comfortable lounging? All of these are good questions to consider.
Spacious with views of the surrounding landscape open in every direction! This space speaks of taking a quiet moment to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Consideration has been made for separate areas for dining and lounging with ample room for circulation.
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Hope you have enjoyed this weeks blog and that it has inspired you. RSVP loves to coordinate the interior with the exterior and sees the value in doing so with a cohesive look that keeps function and beauty at the for front. Let us help you with your next outdoor living space project. You will avoid costly mistakes and take the second guessing out of the process.