How to Design the Best Outdoor Kitchen
Here in sunny Southern California, year-round outdoor living is a way of life. If you’re looking for another reason to spend more time in your backyard, building an outdoor kitchen may be the best one yet. Since the kitchen is always a gathering spot, why not bring the party outside to enjoy Orange County’s beautiful weather more often? Building an outdoor kitchen is a great way to maximize your backyard space and is the perfect addition for family gatherings and entertaining. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips on how you can design the best outdoor kitchen for your Orange County home.
Where to Start
Choose a Location
When you’re looking to design an outdoor kitchen, the most important question you’ll need to answer is: Where will we build it? You want the location of the kitchen to be conveniently located for ease of use and not competing for space with the other areas of your yard.
If you already have a covered patio, this would be a nice place for an outdoor kitchen as it allows for you to enjoy cooking, entertainment and eating all in the comfort of the shade. Additionally, an advantage to placing your outdoor kitchen under your covered patio is that it’s already paved. This makes it the perfect spot to start building.
Pick a Style and Layout
Once you’ve decided on a location, you’ll want to configure the best layout for your cooking area. You also want to have the space measured out to configure the size of your layout. Looking at the location you’ve chosen, think about things like if an L-shape or U-shape counter space would be ideal.
You’ll also want to consider which amenities you’ll be using the most. At the very least you’ll want to incorporate a BBQ and a sink. After the necessities are covered, you can choose to make the area as simple or extravagant as you please. Consider amenities such as a bar for seating, a wine fridge, pizza oven, or even a dishwasher.
Not only do you want it to be easily accessible and rich in amenities, but you also want it to fit your backyard’s existing style. We recommend you carry the beautiful design of your home outside to provide a cohesive look.
Decide on a Date
Once you’ve chosen a location, layout and style it’s now time to find a date. While this may seem like the most daunting part of the process, it’s actually one of the most exciting parts. When deciding on a date and timeline for a big project, the best place to start is at the end. Decide when you want to have the project completed and then work backwards from there. This is where it’s important to hire a professional and efficient team that can facilitate a seamless design and build out process for you to minimize stress and maximize enjoyment.
Hiring the Right Design-build Team in Orange County
If you’re ready to bring your outdoor kitchen dreams to life, Opulent Design Build is the right team for the job. We are committed to listening to our clients and helping them find the perfect design. Our expert design team is available to walk you through the entire process from beginning to end.
Opulent Design Build has been Orange County’s most trusted design-build team for more than 20 years. At Opulent Design Build, we have transformed the complicated process of home design, building and remodeling into an experience you’ll love! For your free consultation, message us or give us a call at 949-340-0915