The Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens in FloridaEvery meal should provide more than just one’s daily nutrition. It should provide a memorable experience – and what better way to ensure that than to have the option to cook and eat each meal all the while savoring the majestic views and relishing in the fresh air outside. This is just one reason why Florida residents cannot stop talking about outdoor kitchen ideas and planning renovations for their outdoor living spaces, but it certainly is not the only reason! Other benefits of having a modern outdoor kitchen include:
- An Increase In The Overall Value Of Your Home If you ever plan on selling your house, you’ll be able to up the asking price quite substantially if your property boasts an appealing outdoor kitchen design.
- Cutting Down On Electrical Costs Did you know that by simply cooking indoors during the summer months, your air conditioner system is forced to work overtime? This is because the heat released from the stove and the oven raises the temperature inside, and the AC is forced to counteract this. Luckily, when you cook in an outdoor kitchen, you won’t have this problem.
- Get Rid Of Cooking Smells When you’re preparing a flavorful dish, it is bound to emit a strong aroma. While initially, this can be quite pleasant; these odors tend to linger inside the house much longer than they’re welcome. When cooking in outdoor kitchens, these odors will be automatically taken care of.
Outdoor Kitchen IdeasSo, you’ve decided that a trendy outdoor kitchen is the right choice for your home and family, now it is time to select a design theme and layout. There are many different types of outdoor kitchen designs to choose from including an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, fully covered outdoor living spaces and kitchens, new age outdoor kitchen designs, outdoor kitchens with fire pits, traditional stone-look outdoor kitchens, wood outdoor kitchen designs, built-in outdoor kitchens, and more. The outdoor kitchen ideas that resonate most with you will depend on your personal preferences, tastes and, of course, your budget.
Outdoor Kitchen with Pizza OvenAn outdoor kitchen that an Italian nonna would be proud of! Cook your own homemade pizza anytime you get the craving and savor every bite under the stars. What could be better?
Fully Covered Outdoor Living Spaces and KitchensThis type of outdoor kitchen is a top choice if you would like to ensure that you are able to utilize your outdoor kitchen all year round, regardless of what the weather has decided to do that day. It is easy to keep cozy in winter and also easy to open up and let a breeze in during summertime.
New Age Outdoor Kitchen DesignsThink clean lines, understated color schemes, advanced technology, and minimalist décor at its finest. That is what you can expect from new age outdoor kitchen designs.
Wood Outdoor Kitchen DesignsWood outdoor kitchen designs are a classic favorite for a reason! They look incredible and can fit in seamlessly with practically any already existing décor.
Built-In Outdoor KitchensSave space with built-in outdoor kitchens, but still enjoy them to the maximum. Built-in outdoor kitchens should also always have built-in outdoor kitchen cabinetry to help finish off the overall aesthetic.
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry
How can the Schrapper’s team help to transform your outdoor kitchen vision into a reality? For starters, the Schrapper’s design team reviews your wish list and integrates the elements, coming up with the perfect outdoor dining solution. We bring together the best of nature’s materials; conscientiously mix in the highest quality grills and refrigeration systems that suit your outdoor kitchen cabinets, add a dash of ambient lighting and stir in a sultry sound system. Before you know it, you’re dining at the best table in town. Contact us for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: Schrapper’s is not responsible for neighbors dropping by unexpectedly at dinnertime!
Questions to Ask Before Designing an Outdoor Kitchen
There are a few important questions to ask before taking the plunge and getting started with the unique design of your indoor kitchen. Here are a few of them to consider.
What Cooking Appliances Would Be Required?
Ultimately, the cooking appliances that you decide to include in your outdoor kitchen design will be completely a matter of budget and preference. Many homeowners opt to go the whole hog and invest in BBQs, grills, smokers, pizza ovens, and more. However, it is also possible to keep it simple. Schrapper’s is installing an Outdoor Kitchen with an 8,000 pound pizza oven right now! Having said that, when it comes to the majority of cooking appliances for outdoor kitchens, you will need to choose whether to go with gas or wood powered appliances. Once again, it will be a matter of preference. For instance, gas is endlessly more convenient, whereas wood powered cooking appliances often produce that irresistible smoky flavor when it comes to food.
What Amenities Are Required for the Outdoor Kitchen?
You will require numerous amenities in order to complete your outdoor kitchen. For example, you will need to be able to connect it to a reliable water source. You will also need to invest in quality, “lifelong” kitchen cabinetry, beautiful and functional countertops, a reliable refrigerator and, of course, as mentioned above, a variety of different outdoor cooking appliances. Another worthwhile extra to consider including in your outdoor kitchen design is that of a homely bar area. It is sure to make the perfect spot in which to keep guests entertained.
What Materials Should Be Used for an Outdoor Kitchen?
You will have a certain amount of wiggle room when it comes to selecting the materials for your outdoor kitchen, although there is no getting away from the fact that some are just better than others for this particular purpose. For instance, Porcelain countertops hold up best regardless of the weather or exposure. Your outdoor kitchen cabinetry will either need to be made out Resin construction or Stainless Steel that is both weather-resistant and termite-proof.
How to Design the Layout of the Outdoor Kitchen Based on the Space Available
There are many unique outdoor kitchen layouts to choose from, some of which work better when space is abundant and some of which are ideal for maximizing a smaller space. A couple of the very popular layouts include U-shaped and L-shaped designs. If you are unsure which layout is right for your outdoor space, we at Schrapper’s Fine Cabinetry Inc. will be able to assist you with this and create a beautiful Outdoor Living Space for all to enjoy!