How to Develop Your Outdoor Kitchen Design

If there is one thing you can revel in when the warm weather arrives, it’s cooking outside while you enjoy the fresh air in your outdoor kitchen.

This is from a beautiful home in Carpentersville, Illinois. I helped select every single finish in this newly built home!

This is from a beautiful home in Carpentersville, Illinois. I helped select every single finish in this newly built home!

Great friends, close family, giggling little ones enjoying the nice weather, and a tasty meal cooking away while everyone basks in the sunlight. Summer is the best time to utilize an outdoor kitchen. And of course, only the best kitchen will do for your style and needs.

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There are many ways in which you can craft the perfect outdoor kitchen for you and your family. After all, you will want your design to make quite the impression!

Here at White Oak Interiors, as a Chicago interior designer, we believe that an outdoor kitchen is a wonderful addition to any home. That’s why we have put together a few tips as to how you can develop your own outdoor kitchen. If you are searching for the best way to create your culinary work space outdoors, feel free to keep reading to spark your inspiration:

  • Design your layout. Layout is the first and most important step. The available space you have to create your kitchen, as well as your surroundings, such as the landscaping, must be taken into consideration. Not only will the landscaping and your surroundings affect building zones, but it will also help influence your designs. Your space should be ample enough for you to sit an enjoy your company, as well as move with ease as you cook. A flowing space is a happy space.

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  • Make the most of the additional space. An outdoor culinary work space serves as an extension to your overall living space. You will have more room to cook and prepare food, as well as entertain your guests. You can make the most of your additional space by adding shaded spots, comfortable sitting areas, and a fire pit or a heater for cooler days. This will help bring the comfort of home to your newly cultivated space.

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  • Appliances. Consider your required appliances. It certainly wouldn’t be an outdoor kitchen without the actual kitchen. When creating your space, be sure to consider what appliances you will need to create your area to be fitting to your lifestyle. If you are partial to grilling through the summer, perhaps a nice grill with all the works. If you are more into vegetables and fruits, a sink would do wonders for washing your produce and even your hands after handling raw meat. You can make your space satisfy every one of your needs, to prevent any unnecessary trips into the house.

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  • Add a little light. Sitting around with friends and family after the meal has filled your bellies and exchanging good conversation is such a wonderful addition to any summer evening. If you are more game oriented with your social circle, you will find that eyesight becomes limited as the night wears on. Lighting is a lovely way to make your space much more welcoming for the evening hours, setting just the right ambience.

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What better place to be in such fantastic weather, than the outdoors? Who wants to spend their summer cooking meals from inside the home, when they too can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air? These tips will help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen to meet your daily needs. Here at White Oak Interiors, as an interior designer in Algonquin, Illinois, we can assist you in designing any space within your home, indoors or outdoors. If you want to enjoy your home to the fullest potential, please feel free to get in touch with us today.

 

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Carmen Boyer

Carmen Boyer

When you hire White Oak Interiors, you benefit from the expertise of a comprehensive design team who can solve problems, save you time, help you avoid costly mistakes, and most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs. OUR EXPERIENCE In addition to in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, White Oak Interiors has the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage projects from start to finish. We know and work closely with many vendors, contractors and other service providers to coordinate and orchestrate the entire design team. We also provide exclusive connections to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art – some of which you might not be able to find on your own. Working with White Oak Interiors involves some give and take. You will share ideas, and we will contribute insights and advice based on our talents, knowledge and experience. You will have many details to consider and many decisions to make. Your concept may grow and change as you undergo this process. The key to a successful project outcome is good communication. The more direct and specific you are, the easier it will be for us to successfully meet your needs and expectations. Never hesitate to ask questions about any aspect of the project!

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