If you are like me, you look at your backyard and constantly want to upgrade it. I know, it can be an expensive proposition, but if you are diligent and willing to spend some time researching, you can come up with an outdoor kitchen concept that is easy to the eyes and the wallet.
There are always trends that come and go. Bell bottoms and the slinky come to mind. The outdoor kitchen concept is here to stay. In recent years, people have rediscovered the convenience that an outdoor kitchen setup can provide. Entertaining outside is one of the joys of having a backyard. You can enjoy the open air while you grill up some choice steaks or seafood that will delight everyone.
Another reason to consider an outdoor kitchen concept for your home is the fact that it can increase your property value. Remember, each time you upgrade or add a special feature to your home, it increases the value of your home. So while you are enjoying cooking outside and having all the benefits of a full kitchen at your fingertips while in the yard, you are enjoying pure equity.
Before you decide what kind of outdoor kitchen concept to install, you should become familiar with the market. A good way to begin is by using the Internet to search for companies that specialize in outdoor kitchen concepts. There are even sites that allow you to design your virtual outdoor cooking station. Even before you install the real thing, you can get a sense of how it is going to look. You can even customize it to fit your needs. There is some outdoor kitchen concept that has television built into them.
If you can, visit some houses that have their kitchen outdoor areas. Make some observation and try to pick out the features that you would like to have.
Outdoor Kitchen with Fireplace
The outdoor kitchen with fireplace is a classy upgrade to any home. If you have a house on a lake, it could be the perfect set up. You can fish all day on the lake, pull out a couple of catfish, and grill them outside as the sun sets. It would be great for entertaining company. With the outdoor cooking, you have a convenient setup. And if the temperature drops you can just crank up the heat with your very own fireplace.
One of the coolest things – forgive the pun – in having an outdoor kitchen with fireplace is the fact that you can choose the design of everything. You might want a classy look for a house by the lake, but you can always turn to a more modern look as well. That is the benefit of customizing the additions to your house. Full control over which bells and whistles you want.
There are a few ways to begin your hunt for an outdoor kitchen with fireplace. The most obvious one is to look for a contractor in the yellow pages. I would not advise this. It is best to read online reviews of businesses and check out sample work. If you ask someone you trust who solved their outdoor kitchen with fireplace needs, you can get a good word of mouth referral. You can also use the web to contact a ton of possible companies. Stock up on firewood because winter may be coming to a town near you.
Outdoor Kitchen Grill
One of the simplest pleasures in life is the joy of cooking outdoors. On a warm summer day, you can grab a pitcher of lemonade or a frosty beer and head to the outdoor kitchen grill in your backyard. The benefits of having this item in your home are incredible. The outdoor kitchen grill is not for everyone. If you are not a die-hard grill enthusiast, I would not recommend it.
The outdoor kitchen grill is perfect for those who love to cook and entertain. It is an item that lends a bit of class to your home and makes grilling outdoors an unbelievable convenience. If you are a big football fan and like to have gatherings on Sunday or Monday, this form of the grill is perfect. You can cook up enough steaks and burgers to please the whole crowd. Ribs work especially well on the outdoor kitchen grill.
If you are currently in the market for a grill, you will want to check out Weber’s selection. Weber offers high-end and low-end model grills. They offer three models—which also vary in price in quality—Summit gas grills, Genesis gas grills, and charcoal grills. Both Summit and Genesis grills have a stainless steel construction and offer a significant amount of working space to store utensils and plates. The charcoal grill models are considerably more simple and offer fewer features, but are also much less expensive.
If you are willing to spend even more money on a grill—and also want to increase the value of your home—you may want to try installing a permanent, concrete grill.
Whatever grill you decide to purchase, the one thing that is certain is that you will be happy with your selection. Once you experience the outdoor kitchen grill, you may never want to cook inside again.
Outdoor Kitchen Island
You might think that having an outdoor kitchen island is a luxury reserved for only the rich. That is not the case. Over the last few years, this concept has gained momentum and people are now seeing the virtue of adding this convenient and attractive feature to their homes. Also, it is normally a boon to real estate value. Naturally, anytime you make an addition to a home or upgrade current rooms, you increase the value. But with the outdoor kitchen island, you drop in a touch of class. It is a feature that can help you reach the asking price of your home easier than ever before.
The idea of having an outdoor kitchen island, especially in warmer climates, is perfect for outside cooking and vastly superior to having just a grill. When you use a grill, of course, the food takes succulent and perfect, but sometimes trying to maneuver around a single grill can be difficult. As any good cook knows, you need room for all the spices, the utensils, serving dishes, and of course, enough room for a nice cold beer. The outdoor kitchen island can be customized to your needs, providing you with enough space so that cooking is a sweet and smooth process.
Do you want two drawers? Four? Ten? Well, you can have them. The sky is the limit when you have your outdoor kitchen island built. You can even have the unit of your choice to include a magazine rack, cooler or any other device your gourmet mind can ponder.
If you have the room for an outdoor kitchen island, it is worth considering putting one. There is an abundance of sources to find contractors. You can use the yellow pages, ask a friend, or even turn to the Internet and find a licensed contractor to install your new island. Remember, think it out before you buy. Get a perfect picture of what you want and go for it!