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Brilliant White Outdoor Kitchen - Blairgowrie VIC

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 5/17/17 6:46 PM


Inspiration Corner

A recently completed project in Blairgowrie is our latest design inspiration from our outdoor kitchens catalogue. 

With an elegant and stylish aesthetic, our kitchen was the perfect addition to a modern and beautiful home.  Our client was in the process of selling their home, deciding the investment of an outdoor kitchen to be the best sales tool to add value to their home. 

Just minutes from the beach, the home owners also have a pool area just before their outdoor kitchen, creating a perfect outdoor space for this beachside Australian home.

The colour scheme of white on white compliments the warm timber panelled wall. A line of stainless steel as a splashback is not only an elegant edition, it protects the timber from the heat of the BBQ. Practical. 

Below we go into a bit more detail around the appliances and materials used in this project.


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Topics: Project profiles, Inspiration

Outdoor Kitchens: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 4/19/17 7:30 PM

Do I need an Alfresco Rangehood?

This questions answer depends entirely on your location and conditions.

A BBQ requires an alfresco rangehood which is very different to a conventional rangehood. These units are generally a semi-commercial unit with more than one motor and will need to move a minimum of 2000m3 per hour. Filters are made to a higher specification and plastic components found in a conventional rangehood are replaced with metal parts. Because of this they come at a premium price point.

A rangehood can be retro fitted after the installation of the Outdoor Kitchen, as long as there is a structure to fix to and an available power supply. If you are unsure it's a good idea to see how your BBQ performs without one. If grease and smoke become an issue then you can always install a unit down the track. If you have open walls and adequate ventilation, then you may find a rangehood is not required.

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Topics: FAQ

5 Reasons To Choose a Custom Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 4/2/17 3:00 PM




1: Custom Cabinetry is Made to Measure.


One of the biggest benefits of a custom kitchen is just that. They’re custom.

It doesn’t matter what your space is, what shape, size or location. Between walls, galley style, L-shape or Island. When you’re designing a custom kitchen you’re designing a kitchen with your space and what you need in mind.

When buying a modular unit, you’re buying  set sized components that will be best placed into your alfresco area. This isn’t to say a modular kitchen isn’t useful, it will get the job done, however when designing your own kitchen, you’re going to be able to address your own concerns oppossed to a generic off the shelf item.

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Topics: things to consider


Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 2/1/17 6:33 PM

So the LimeTree Team is heading out to the SPASA Pool & Spa show this weekend. The wait is finally almost over!

If you've seen any of our social media in the past week you probably already know this, but what you might not know is the details of the special offers we have just for the awesome people who come see us and our display.

OK, so here is what you have to do to claim both bonus offers below:

BOOK A MEASURE & QUOTE OVER THE WEEKEND and confirm your project by the end of February to claim, NOT 1, but both awesome offers from our supporting suppliers

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Topics: Events

Gloss vs Matte: Choosing Your Cabinet Door Finishes

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 1/24/17 10:19 AM


Cabinet door finishes

Maybe not the first thing you think about, but what kind of finish you have on your cabinets really can dramatically shift the style of your outdoor [or indoor] kitchen.

A finish, if you haven’t heard the term before, is what goes over the material of your cabinets for protection and numerous other benefits, but also to allow you to choose the overall look you want for your kitchen.

This may be the easiest or one of the more difficult decisions for your design, as it really sets the overall image. Depending on your preferences, and seeing as the gloss vs matte debate has been going on for as long as the options have been available, we’re going to look at the pros and cons of both. 

Through reading this, make sure that you remember that the finish that is best for you is very subjective.

What is going to make you happy is going to come from your personal style and a little research to make sure you’re happy to keep up with the maintenance. 


For me, it doesn’t matter how beautiful I find something, if it’s too demanding in its upkeep it turns me off almost straight away. This might not be the same for you though, which is fine. The good thing about everyone having different preferences is there is finishes to suit all of them.


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Topics: guides, things to consider

Bar Fridges: Everything You Need to Know [Part Two]

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 10/10/16 9:30 AM

This week’s a continuation from last week’s post, where we talked about maintenance and operation for those of you more interested in the features bar fridges have to offer...


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Topics: guides, Bar fridges

Bar Fridges: Everything You Need To Know [Part One]

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 10/5/16 1:41 PM

In thinking about what to include in your outdoor space, it’s most likely you’ve come across bar fridges, or mini fridges...

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Topics: guides, Bar fridges

How to Start Planning your OutDoor Kitchen

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 8/24/16 12:52 PM


Starting to think about purchasing an outdoor kitchen? 


The whole process from designing your outdoor kitchen to having it installed in your home can start to feel a little daunting without the right help. Especially if you’re like 99.999% of the population that doesn’t really have the time to sit down and map out an entire alfresco area from scratch. 

But it really doesn’t have to be that difficult. With the right team of people, they can walk you through the whole process and ensure it’s as stress-free as possible.

This will serve as your guide to starting off your alfresco kitchen.

This post will be a great start to planning, budgeting and the beginnings of your design. If you’re planning on going forward with a team of specialists, this will give you a good idea of what to expect.

Make sure if you have any questions feel free to ask! 

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Topics: guides, things to consider

Back Beach Blairgowrie

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 8/17/16 11:07 AM


Melbourne Outdoor Kitchens Inspiration 


Heading out to complete another project is always an exciting thing and this one definitely was no exception.  

With a beachy atmosphere in mind, our awesome client Emanuella and the LimeTree team powered together to create what is now affectionately dubbed “Back beach Blairgowrie”.

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Topics: Project profiles

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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