5 Essential Tips on Setting up an Outdoor Kitchen
If you have decided to set up an outdoor kitchen there are several things to consider in order to ensure this a successful project. For example, your budget, the location and the equipment and resources you will need. You can get some useful inspirational ideas of layout and design from looking at magazines and books. Create a story board with ideas cut out from magazines and newspapers; this is a useful way to establish what are your favourite ideas and schemes.
The most important decision is to think about where to locate your new outdoor kitchen. Walk around your available locations; visualize cooking there, where would your friends and family be as you cook? What is the view if any? Is the ground level enough? Is there enough room for your new outdoor kitchen and good ventilation space? You don't want to choose somewhere to close to your home or too far away either. You need somewhere that is in a nice position that is big enough to cook and prepare food.
Then imagine and think about the equipment you will need. Because you must make certain there is enough space if you are planning to entertain on a big scale. For a basic outdoor kitchen you won't need an outdoor refrigerator and sink but this is something to consider if eating outdoors a lot; this will save time and energy and be more convenient.
3. The Grill
The grill is very important again think of the right size, if too small it could lose money for you as you may have to buy another one later.
4. Prep Areas
Choose some prep areas for preparing and dishing up cooked food; do you want temporary or permanent? You will also need an area for platters, drinks, side dishes and condiments and of course a seating area.
5. Outdoor Furniture
These can just be tables you have brought outdoors for the one off cooking event. Or if your budget is bigger you can purchase permanent and beautiful outdoor table and chairs perhaps in wood or metal with a sun canopy.