Important Questions for your Outdoor Kitchen Design
Getting the facts straight:
Not all outdoor kitchens are created equal.
It’s important to learn a person’s outdoor cooking style before creating this backyard room. One person’s outdoor kitchen won’t necessarily work for another person. Mr. Jones’ can’t be repeated in Mrs. Smith’s backyard.
These important questions serve as the foundation that everything gets built on.
When are you going to use the grill, as in what season? What are you going to be cooking? The location becomes a big issue. How far from the house do you want the kitchen? Do you want it under a roof? Or out in the open? Important questions for ventilation and what types of grills or burners you install.
What is your Climate tolerance?
Do you grill in the snow?” rain? Or only Sunny, warm days?
Do you grill after dark? Lighting is important! Some grills offer lighting built in!
We at Bay Shore think about what’s important to us, which is functionality first!
Where do you need or want refrigeration/Coolers, etc. What will you be storing in the outdoor kitchen? Do you need dry storage? All of this is so important in your intial design.
And do you need a large or small outdoor sinks. Important when deciding on plumbing rough in and electrical outlets needed.
Another good question is to ask yourself, who will be using the outdoor kitchen the most?
There are times where one spouse thinks about function and the other wants to share his or her cooking skills.