For anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors, installing an outdoor kitchen is a game-changer. Creating another livable space on your deck creates more space for your family to gather together, host and entertain, or simply enjoy their surroundings.
Why Consider an Outdoor Kitchen
Expand your living space
Forget about a bigger house, expand your living space in the home you already have by adding an outdoor kitchen. Depending on your design, a deck alone can look rather dull. Make the most of this outdoor space by adding a cooking/dining area the whole family can enjoy. Whether you plan on al fresco family meals or hosting the big game, this is a great way to bring people together and make the most of unused or under-used space you already have.
Appreciate Your View
You know what they say about real estate – what matters most is location, location, location. You probably carefully considered your home’s location before moving in. If one of the features you appreciated was your home’s view, highlight it when you install an outdoor kitchen! It’s a great way to encourage more fresh air for the whole family while enjoying your favorite vista. Dinner with a view is great on vacation, but why not get it in the comfort of your own home?
How to Design an Outdoor Kitchen
Consider Your Intention
The first thing you want to do before you start designing is to consider how you want to use this new space. Will this be the main location for sunset family dinners? Will you host the neighbors for the big game? This will help you determine how much space you have to work with and if your vision and your space are compatible.
Start With Your Key Appliances
Taking into account your above ideas, think about which appliances you’ll need to turn that vision into a reality. Are you a griller or a smoker? What will you require in terms of refrigeration? While you certainly don’t need everything in your outdoor kitchen that is in your indoor kitchen, you don’t want to be constantly going in and out of the main kitchen either. Functionality is important. If you need help, you can always call a Fairview kitchen designer for a design that fits your family’s lifestyle.
Don’t Forget the Lighting
One of the best times to enjoy an outdoor space at home is sunset into the evening. With the long evenings that come along with summer, who wouldn’t want to make the most of that time? In order to do so safely, explore your outdoor deck lighting options. There are so many different types of deck lighting and they can be used not only to keep people safe but also to create an ambiance in your space.
AND DON’T FORGET…
For a limited time only, get a 12’x16′ deck for only $3,680* exclusively from Fairview Millwork and Kitchens!
The 12’x16′ Deck includes:
- Fiberon Good Life composite, grooved deck in the color Cottage gray
- Trex Transcend White Railing kit
- Footings, Framing, and Hardware
- Does NOT include installation
*Frame included in price is based on 2×10 platform, 16″ OC. Check your local building codes for requirements. Price does not include sales tax. Not valid on past purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer. Permit & labor not included. Speak to a Fairview representative for complete details. Valid 4/9/20 – 5/31/20