Upgrade Your Backyard With an Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest trends in homes this year, and it's not hard to see why.

Whether DIY or high-end, an outdoor kitchen can help create an impressive but friendly backyard entertainment center. It combines the coziness of a traditional kitchen, the carefree relaxation of a patio, and the friendliness of a local pub. Outdoor kitchens can increase the value of your home, and let you cook up your favorite summer meals in a less stifling space. They also give the cook a better chance to socialize during summer parties!

Want to turn your vision into reality? There are a few things to consider...

  • When living in a climate with cold winters, you should make sure your outdoor kitchen includes an additional heat source, such as a firepit, so you can use it longer throughout the year. You may also want to include some type of roof, and make sure the kitchen can be winterized.
  • Keep the overall layout of your property in mind. The outdoor kitchen should have a pleasing view, with easy access to the house. Cooking surfaces should be oriented so that smoke and smells stay outside. Staying close to the house will also reduce the cost of pulling water and power into the yard.
  • What type of amenities do you need? If you only plan to use your outdoor kitchen occasionally, you don't need a lot of appliances. One quality piece of grilling equipment can provide for your cooking needs while serving as a stunning centerpiece for your new addition.
  • Although outdoor kitchens can be an ambitious DIY project, it's better that you reach out to professionals when you're dealing with gas, water, or electrical supplies.

Need some design ideas? Check out a few of these outdoor dining photos for inspiration!

RMF Landscape Construction Ltd. provides landscape design, construction, and maintenance services to the Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and King City areas. Our team of experts are ready to work with corporate, residential, non-profit, and public clients to make landscaping dreams come true. Contact us to get started on your outdoor kitchen and other landscaping projects.