Designing your Outdoor Kitchen begins with the most important step of all…deciding on the location.
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If you’re looking to improve the value of your home there are countless ways you could go about it. Renovation, extension, adding a pool or spa, new driveway, patio….the list really is endless. An Outdoor Kitchen however is fast becoming the first choice for homeowners and investors alike when it comes to adding real value to a property.
Spring is well and truly here and with it comes beautiful weather that just begs for outdoor entertaining! But where to start? The backyard is a jungle! You’ve barely stepped foot out there for 3 months. But never fear. An outdoor entertaining space is easier to create than you think…
The team at LimeTree Alfresco are excited to announce that our Showroom will officially open next Saturday the 9th of September. Two stunning Outdoor Kitchens will be on display in the boutique showroom along with many other Outdoor products. We will go into some more detail in this blog..........
How do you know if you're taking care of your barbecue properly?
Investing in a good quality barbecue is one of the most important things for your Outdoor Kitchen. For a lot of people it's the focus point of the whole space. However, while there is a million articles out there on what you should do. There isn't a lot that explain what you shouldn't.
Any Outdoor Kitchen Barbecues worth having will be an investment. It's something you're going to be using regularly and the center of days outdoors with people you love. Proper care and maintenance will ensure your barbecue not only lasts for years to come but continues to produce beautifully cooked meals consistently throughout that time.
The basic requirements of any outdoor kitchens are pretty well known to most people. Especially in Australia, its commonplace to have some kind of barbecuing area out the back of most peoples homes.
However, we've seen a lot of people forget that your outdoor kitchen holds much more possibility than just a good barbecue and maybe a fridge.
When designing a custom outdoor kitchen, all the alternatives available can be lost or forgotten in the process with some easily overwhelmed with too many choices, to others simply not knowing about an option all together.
So we're beginning a series of things both common and extravagant to bring light to some of the things available you can have in your own alfresco if you decide to go the custom route.
Try to visualise how you intend to use your Outdoor Kitchen and ask yourself lots of questions. A great start is; How often will I be using my Outdoor Kitchen? This will determine what inclusions you require, the space you need and will get you thinking more about detail.
When you're at the beginning stages of designing an outdoor kitchen, it can be difficult to create a clear picture of what best fits your home and your lifestyle. When you're working with an outdoor kitchen specialist, they will be able to work with you and create a 3D rendering of your outdoor kitchen to give you a much better understanding.
We get asked quite frequently for some design tips, some inspiration of what we have seen before and knows works well together, not just in function but also in appearance.
This post is only a few of the projects we have done. Listed are the materials used and we have included links to the appliances within each kitchen if you would like to know more or include it into your own design.
Keep in mind this is just a few of many. If you'd like to see more, we regularly update our Facebook follows with recent projects and plenty of design and outdoor inspiration to take your outdoor entertainment to the next level. If you want to be in the know first, make sure to go over there and like our page.
The overall maintenance of your outdoor kitchen is something to think about before committing to certain materials and appliances.
What you're willing to commit to and the amount of effort you're able to fit into your lifestyle can affect your choices.
Bench tops, barbecues, fridges, and more are covered here, along with some of our recommendations. From general cleaning to the warranties and qualities of the appliance/material that will affect what will be required in order to maintain it's performance and overall look.