Outdoor kitchens offer great versatility. Imagine enjoying a quiet morning preparing and eating breakfast in your garden, hosting an elegant dinner under the stars or throwing a festive pizza party with family and friends. Outdoor kitchens turn the mundane into the special – wash dishes amongst the trees and prepare meals to the sound of birdsong.
A well-considered outdoor kitchen expands your living space and increases the value of your property. Here are five key components to help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen.
A quality BBQ grill will make food preparation and cleaning up a breeze. Ensure that your barbeque is large enough to cater to your guests so that when you’re hosting, you can spend less time at the grill and more time socialising. When installing an outdoor grill, consider your energy source and the location of the grill. Ventilation is important so that your friends don’t get smoked out every time you cook.
While it may be tempting to skip the expense and exclude a sink, don’t underestimate the importance of a sink in your outdoor kitchen design. Consider how often your regular kitchen sink is used. It’s vital for food preparation, rinsing, hand washing and when cleaning up. A well-appointed sink will make your outdoor kitchen space so much more practical, functional, convenient and enjoyable.
Sufficient storage is key to having well-used outdoor kitchen space, as the hassle of lugging items in and out can be a deterrent. Instead, ensure you have ample storage for regular items such as cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, washing up paraphernalia, drinkware, tea towels and common use pantry items like salt, pepper and oil. If you have enough space, it’s also great to consider storing other essential outdoor items such as sunscreen and insect repellant.
Storage will also help keep your kitchen space uncluttered, making for much more appealing outdoor living. We recommend fitting in as much storage as your space allows.
An outdoor wood pizza oven is a fun, luxurious and useful addition to your outdoor kitchen. Outdoor woodfired pizza ovens can cook almost anything, including roast meats, vegetables and desserts. So, while pizza parties are the pinnacle of a fun alfresco experience, you won’t need to worry about overdosing on a tomato-based Margherita. Sydney Heaters offers a range of exquisite outdoor woodfired ovens to suit your style, space and budget.
You’ll want to ensure that your outdoor kitchen has sufficient countertop space for food preparation. Consider the layout of your outdoor kitchen to optimise countertop space. If you’re hosting an outdoor event, you may even wish to use your counter space as a buffet serving table or drinks station. We recommend using a weather-resistant material for durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain countertops.
Sydney Heaters can help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen space, and have you ready to host wonderful summer parties or enjoy intimate summer alfresco meals at home. Contact Sydney Heaters today and be on your way to creating the outdoor kitchen of your dreams and a summer full of beautiful memories.
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