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Where to Position my Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Natalee Chiodo on 11/21/17 11:00 AM

Many home owners get so excited about their new BBQ and Outdoor Kitchen space that they forget to spend a bit of time really considering the best location. A poor location decision can lead to a lifetime of frustration and regret. 

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Topics: guides, things to consider, outdoor kitchens, designing an outdoor kitchen, limetree alfresco, outdoor entertaining, best outdoor kitchen locations,, outdoor kitchen location, where to position my outdoor kitchen?, alfresco kitchen

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.

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

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 Kitchen Cabinet Doors: A Breakdown of Materials and Colours.

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 6/14/17 6:30 PM


Cabinets can be a pretty time consuming part of designing an outdoor kitchen.

Especially colours, colours can end up being the thing that causes the most delays to your entire kitchen. And for good reason.

The overall aesthetic is heavily influenced by what your most prominent colour is. Beside your bench top, your cabinets are the biggest source of colour. 

In this post we’re going to talk about the different options available for your cabinet doors, for some inspiration and information.

A quick tip when reading this post: in the industry when you hear someone talking about an insert in regards to a cabinet, they’re referring to the material you see on the door. The material that makes up the door (minus the frame) is called an insert. 

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Topics: guides, things to consider, cabinets, colours

Why Life is Better Outdoors with Beefeater

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

From a humble start, local icon Beefeater has positioned themselves as the market leader for quality BBQ's in Australia.

When we're in the design stages of an outdoor kitchen, and you're sourcing your appliances through us, one of the first companies we will talk about when you ask for a good quality barbecue is Beefeater and the reason is simple. Our Outdoor Kitchens are designed to give many, many years of quality lifestlye service and we need the BBQ to do the same.


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Topics: guides, Bar fridges, Barbecues, Beefeater

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

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.

Design - Construct - Install - Enjoy.

The LimeTree Alfresco Team

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