Have you ever found yourself running back and forth between cooking indoors and cooking outdoors on a warm afternoon? The best way to avert this from happening is to properly design your outdoor kitchen so that it can function like your indoor kitchen.
Prevent needless trips inside by doing all the prep work ahead of time, and when it's time to cook, make sure you get all your basics together before you start it’s simple to forget about the paper towels or the trash can until you really need it.
If you are designing an outdoor kitchen or looking for ideas on how to advance your existing outdoor kitchen, follow these tips and you'll find yourself right in the middle of the party, even while you're cooking.
Make sure your outdoor kitchen has all the necessary spaces: prep, cook, and serve, cleaning. This will make it simple for you to do the entire job outside.
A satellite kitchen is perfect if you plan to do the bulk of your prep work in your actual kitchen. Locate your outdoor kitchen contiguous to your indoor kitchen will help you move food back and 4th speedily, and if you forget anything, you know its close by.
Including a bar top in your kitchen allows guests to sit and talk while you arrange and cook. This brings the party to the cook. Many visitors enjoy being close to the cook, and with a bar top they can watch all the action while still staying out of the main kitchen space.
If you are looking for a way to improve your outdoor kitchen and don't want to build in a bar top, consider using a long table with bar stools. This also can act as an immense prep area if you don't have enough counter space.
Much like having the dining space close by, having a living space close by will allow the cook to interrelate with guests while they hang out, waiting for the barbecue.
Large kitchens allow for family-style cooking. This is great for people who want to help arrange and cook the food. Make sure there is plenty of counter space for group cooking.
Whether with color, building or materials make your outdoor kitchen a focal point. This will help draw guests into the kitchen area while you cook. This covered kitchen, which allows for the party to be centered on the kitchen, is a great example.