Homeowners are turning towards installing outdoor kitchens for a number of personal benefits. Not only does an outdoor kitchen provide a luxurious entertainment area, but also increases the value of a home. As a contractor, you want to provide your client with the best outdoor kitchen that exceeds expectations. Many factors go into making this possible such as using high quality stainless steel appliances, creating a suitable design layout, and meeting the client’s wish-list. As each client’s space is different, deciding where to install their outdoor kitchen may be the biggest challenge you face. The professionals at All Pro Stainless have provided location tips to consider when building an outdoor kitchen.
Be Aware of Sun and Shade
Luckily, the state of Florida experiences sunny weather year-round. This makes outdoor kitchens a prime investment in the area, but you also must be aware of the elements in your client’s backyard. Placing an outdoor kitchen in existing shade, or planning to add new sources of shade will provide homeowners with comfort during the warmer days. Using natural shade from trees or vines is the best option, as this provides easy ventilation. However, there are various shading options homeowners can choose from such as pergolas or trellises.
Leverage Your Natural Space
When deciding where to place an outdoor kitchen, take advantage of any existing structures or features that would complement the space. These may include an inground pool, hot tub, or other landscaping features. Keep in mind the correlation to the indoor kitchen, and how the two will be used together when cooking or entertaining. Perhaps a client prefers an outdoor kitchen with easy accessibility from their house, making the decision of where to locate the kitchen easy.
Consider Utility Installations
When designing outdoor kitchen layouts, consider the most practical area for installing natural gas, water, and electrical utilities. As a homeowner, learn the best placement for a grill or smoker and how the wind will affect the blow of smoke. Grills should never be placed under an awning or porch overhang without an outdoor rated vent hood, as this can easily start a house fire.
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