Tips For Planning The Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

March 11, 2019

Maximize the value of your home, along with each mealtime experience, by creating a stylish, modern outdoor kitchen in your outdoor living space. With the many different types of outdoor kitchens to choose from, there is a lot of planning to do before you can bring your vision to life. Here are our top tips for planning the perfect outdoor kitchen for your West Palm Beach or Jupiter home:

  • Consider The Weather 

Due to South Florida’s tropical climate, you will need to plan for varying weather conditions, including the rainy season between May and October. When extending your entertainment area by adding an outdoor kitchen, it is worth it to consider coverage in the form of an awning or pergola, and a cozy fire pit is a great choice for keeping the chill at bay during the colder months.

  • Plan The Layout 

Seeing as though your outdoor kitchen probably won’t be surrounded by walls, you need to think very carefully about appliance placement to make sure that the area does not wind up looking messy or disjointed. Also, be sure to plan enough room to allow for food preparation.

  • Create An Appliance wish List 

Some outdoor kitchens boast a fancy pizza oven, while some feature a grill and/or a smoker. You might also want to invest in an ice maker, a built-in refrigerator and a few other extras to finish off the design. Just remember to keep the space that you have available in mind when deciding which appliances to buy. Too many appliances can make your outdoor kitchen cramped and unwelcoming.

  • Focus On Materials 

Wooden outdoor kitchens are all the rage at the moment, but they are a lot more difficult to maintain, especially when the weather is wet. For more durability, you may want to think about stainless steel or tile.

Looking for the best outdoor kitchens that Jupiter and West Palm Beach have to offer? Here at Schrapper’s Fine Cabinetry, Inc., we specialize in more than just custom kitchen cabinets – we can help you create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams! Contact us today for more information.