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Does an Outdoor Kitchen Add Value to my Home?

Posted by Adam Douglas on 11/7/17 11:00 AM

 

We get asked this question a lot and the simple answer is YES…when done correctly of course.

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.

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Topics: outdoor kitchens, designing an outdoor kitchen, limetree alfresco, outdoor entertaining, do outdoor kitchens add value to my home

5 Easy Steps To Makeover Your Outdoor Entertaining Area

Posted by Natalee Chiodo on 10/25/17 11:00 AM

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…

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Topics: Cleaning, outdoor kitchens, what do I need in my outdoor kitchen, designing an outdoor kitchen, gardening, outdoor entertaining

Must-haves for your outdoor kitchen!

Posted by Natalee Chiodo on 10/11/17 2:37 PM

Designing your outdoor kitchen is an exciting, if not overwhelming job. Outdoor kitchens need to be practical, functional & welcoming and with so many design choices it can be difficult to know exactly what you need. It doesn’t have to be confusing though with our simple list of outdoor kitchen must-haves.

Planning your outdoor kitchen is an exciting time but you might be left wondering exactly what you need. Do you want something quite simple or do you want a powerful outdoor kitchen that is just as good as your indoor one? Whichever way you want to go there’s a few must-have items that you’ll definitely want to include.

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Topics: guides, outdoor kitchens, what do I need in my outdoor kitchen, designing an outdoor kitchen

Grand Opening - Outdoor Kitchen Showroom

Posted by Adam Douglas on 9/4/17 9:15 AM

LimeTree Alfresco Showroom Opens

 

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..........

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Topics: Events

Outdoor Kitchen Barbecues: What Not To Do

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 8/16/17 6:30 PM

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.

 

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Topics: Maintenance, Cleaning, Barbecues

What To Include In Your Outdoor Kitchens [ Part One ]

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 8/9/17 6:30 PM

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. 

 

 

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Topics: Insider, things to consider, Accessories, Beefeater

5 Tips to Design your Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Adam Douglas on 8/4/17 9:05 AM

 

1. Think about how you will use your space

 

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.

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Topics: things to consider, Inspiration

Outdoor Kitchens In Melbourne: Some Inspiration and Information

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 7/12/17 6:30 PM

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. 

 

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Topics: things to consider, Project profiles, Beefeater, Inspiration, Dekton, Corian

How To Maintain Your Outdoor Kitchen For Years To Come

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 7/5/17 6:30 PM

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. 

 

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Topics: things to consider, Bar fridges, Maintenance, Cleaning, Barbecues, Beefeater

Wood Fire Pizza Ovens: Ultimate Guide

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 6/28/17 6:30 PM


Are wood fire pizza ovens worth it?  The answer to this is yes and no.

There's an undeniable quality in having a wood fire oven, that much is undisputed. 

The sight, sound and warmth of a wood fire oven is an experience in and of itself. A unique cooking experience that offers mouth watering results for many years to come. Of all the wood fired ovens available in the market, how will you know which model will meet not only your requirements but also your expectations?

This post will be an ultimate guide.

A breakdown of what exactly goes into owning a wood fire oven, from start to finish and everything in between. Its our hope that in all this information you'll have what you'll need to answer your questions and find out if a pizza oven is right for you and your outdoor kitchen.

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Topics: guides, things to consider, FAQ, pizza ovens

Outdoor Kitchens in Melbourne.

It's all we do.

Behind the LimeTree Team are a bunch of people who love to spend time outside around an Outdoor Kitchen with people we love. Cooking & relaxing with a cold drink or two.

From the Old Mans secret BBQ recipes to getting our frothy chilled to perfection, we've gathered quite a few tips and tricks in our time.

So we have started this blog to pass on what we know and what we continue to learn. Enjoy.

The LimeTree Alfresco Team

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