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How To Create Your Own Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are becoming a more popular trend, allowing homeowners to interact more with their gardens, spend more time outside and create a space outside the home for socialising. This trend also turns your garden into a space you can enjoy and spend more time in comfortably.

Location

Outdoor kitchens are usually best placed within close proximity to the house. Many people choose to build their patios outside French doors which lead from the kitchen, dining room or other living space. The effect it creates is extra living space connecting the indoors and outdoors seamlessly. Outdoor kitchens are an extra extension to this and are placed near the home so that carrying food and utensils backwards and forwards is much easier. However, some people do prefer to build the outdoor kitchen further away from the house to allow a better connection with the outdoors.

Materials

The materials you use to build your outdoor kitchen on are very important. With the area likely to be used frequently and by a large number of people, you’ll need something durable and long lasting. You will also need something that is not likely to be ruined or damaged easily when hot food or dinnerware is dropped on it.

York Stone paving is a great material for this purpose. Not only will it provide you with a long lasting solution, it will also turn your space into somewhere you can use even in bad weather conditions because it will not become slippery.

The materials you use should complement the style of your home to make the outdoor kitchen feel even more like an extension of your home. This will make it feel more like home and you will be much more likely to use it more often.

Seasonal Use

When planning your outdoor kitchen area, think about when you’re most likely to use it. Use heaters and shelters to turn it into a space you can use in the winter too. You could even consider a fire pit to keep warm by during the colder weather. Outdoor lighting will also allow you to use the space later in the evening.

Maintenance

Thinking about the materials and appliances you use in your outdoor kitchen and how you’re going to maintain and clean them will play a huge part in how much you use the space. Do you have anything you need to cover or protect from the elements so that you don’t have to clean the space every time you want to use it?

If you want to create your own outdoor kitchen, these are just a few of the things you should consider. As an expensive venture, it’s important to get it right so that you can enjoy the space all year round and as frequently as possible.

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