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.
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..........
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.
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.
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.
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.
In last week's blog we broke down some materials we recommend for your outdoor kitchen's cabinet doors, this week we're keeping to the theme and unveiling some solutions for inside your cabinets.
Organizing any kitchen can be difficult, however when planning for a kitchen outdoors you're having to make allowances for much bigger tools than just simple kitchen tongs. Items such as pans and barbecue tools, but as well as that you can also be wanting to have much smaller spaces to hold a variety of spices and sauces, along with cutlery you plan to use for your gatherings.
This flexibility can be seemingly hard to come by, what's perfect for your kitchen might be completely different for your neighbours. How you cook and how you entertain is unique to you, which means you need to have an organized system that works for how you need it.
Your home should be comfortable and functional, inside and outside.