Barbecues under the summer sun, festive family feasts, cosy winter evenings beside the firepit… Once you’ve created your perfect outdoor alfresco kitchen space, you’ll want to make the most of it all year round.
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.
Investing in a high-quality outdoor kitchen can add much value to your home. In fact, for a lot of people, it's the highlight of their entire residence. However, while there are a million articles out there giving advice on what you should do when designing and building your outdoor kitchen, there aren’t many that explain what you should be avoiding.
If you’re looking to improve the value of your home, there are countless ways you can go about it. Renovating, extending, adding a pool or spa, building a new driveway or patio… The list goes on. 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.
Deciding which colour to choose for your outdoor kitchen cabinets can be tough! There’s a lot to choose from. What’s going to look great? What isn’t going to date? What will the whole family love?
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.
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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.