Outdoor kitchens are popular with families seeking ways to enjoy more outside entertaining and recreation. Outdoor kitchens are helping bring the whole entertaining experience to the outside of your home. With smart design and planning, you are truly able to truly enjoy these experiences year-round. With the addition of an outdoor kitchen you may slow down and spend more time with family and friends by putting all the ingredients for outdoor dining in the same location. It can be as simple as extra storage for cooking gear or as elaborate as a full kitchen with grill, refrigerator, sink and eating area. Either way, your yard will gain an extra outdoor living space that’s a natural and entertaining gathering spot. There are several outdoor kitchen designs to choose from: L-shaped island, Basic island and U-shaped center. For those with L-shaped designs, there is a separate space for preparing and cooking food. On the other hand, a Basic island design usually includes a sink, a small space for food preparation and a grill. This is usually good for light cooking only.
The U-shaped center design divides the kitchen into specific areas. There are specific zones for preparing, cooking and eating. After all, the outdoor kitchens are recharging family gatherings. People are drawn to these spaces because they are the heart of the home. Whether it is a holiday, a special occasion or a quiet afternoon spent with a few members of your family or friends, the outdoor kitchen provides the ultimate setting for everyone to enjoy.