There’s nothing quite like an outdoor cook-up with friends and family. It’s enjoyable, laid-back and allows you to both prepare food and enjoy the company of loved ones – something that’s made far more difficult when you’re relegated to the indoor kitchen.
In summertime particularly, an outdoor kitchen can become the entertaining hub of your home. But we’re not talking about a simple barbecue on the grass. There are many ways you can create an innovative outdoor kitchen for optimal outdoor dining experiences.
Read on to learn about some of our favourite innovative outdoor kitchen features that you could install in your outdoor living space.
If privacy is important but you still want to retain a sense of style, a feature wall may be ideal for your outdoor kitchen. This will provide seclusion without completely cutting you off from your guests – plus it makes for the perfect place to mount your kitchen amenities.
Feature walls built from aluminium battens are an eye-catching attraction that will add a touch of uniqueness and luxury to your outdoor kitchen area. Decorative laser cut and routered screens can also add your own style and purpose to your space.
A full on custom designed glass splashbacks are also an option. Not all spaces are well equipped for a glass splashback and your wall needs to be properly sealed before adhering glass to the surface - call the team for more advice.
Want to be the envy of your friends by making extraordinary cocktails in the comfort of your backyard? You can’t go wrong with an ice well. Perfect for the communal joys of drinking and entertaining, an ice well keeps drinks chilled and food cold, without the need for a fridge or outdoor plumbing. This is a great solution for those whose access to plumbing outside is limited or difficult.
Essentially, an ice well is a stainless-steel box that’s is fully insulated, meaning cool temperatures are controlled no matter what time of year it may be. A high-quality ice well will come with components that allows for easy storage of beverages, and depending on the size, can also double as a benchtop when a cover is placed on top of it.
Spaces for your dog
When it comes to an outdoor kitchen, you shouldn’t just consider the humans in your life – what about your pets? An outdoor kitchen area is excellent for pets, as it provides cool shade and a place of rest after playing and running around the backyard. Get creative and establish a specific place on the deck for your pet to nap while or create your own dog garden with artificial grass and a kennel.
Pets need access to fresh water, so why not make a design feature out of this functionality requirement? A stunning water feature or fountain on your deck or alfresco area will add a touch of glamour to your outdoor kitchen, while providing your beloved animals with access to fresh drinking water.
Looking for more inspiration when it comes to building an innovative outdoor kitchen? Get in touch with the friendly team at Limetree Alfresco today.