With spring knocking at the door, it’s the perfect time to expand your outdoor living area so you can take advantage of the beautiful weather year-round. An outdoor kitchen takes the heat out of the house during the summer; makes it easy and convenient to keep the family outside instead of trekking in and out of the house, and is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner al fresco when there’s a bit of a nip in the air.
Crucial components to designing the perfect outdoor kitchen are the inclusion of a built-in gas grill, prep sink and counter, small refrigerator, ventilation hood, ceiling fan and bar. A griddle, power burner, waste bin cabinet, wine cooler and ice maker are a few other items you may want to consider to make things more accessible.
If you really want to go the extra mile, a wood-burning pizza oven, fireplace, a s’mores-worthy fire pit; patio heater, speakers and television are a few non-essential additions that can take your outdoor kitchen to the next level. If you do this right, your family may never want to come back inside.
Selecting quality equipment that will hold up to the Florida climate will make your life much easier in the long run. The outdoor products you choose should be built to weather the elements – durability is vital for a carefree space.
No matter which outdoor kitchen appliance you decide on, it is essential to include a covered area for guests and the chef to not limit your outdoor kitchen usage when there is inclement weather – something we know a little bit about in Florida.
From brick to stone to wood, the aesthetics of your outdoor kitchen can reflect your personality. You can include minimal design features or add rock faces with water trickling from them, lighting features, and garden grottos – whatever your dream outdoor space may be.
Whether you’re ready to expand your outdoor living area or are building a new home, Passage Island Construction can help you make the best choices for your lifestyle.