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Get some great ideas for planning your outdoor kitchen project. This video has some good considerations for quality, durability, and convenience in outdoor kitchens and cooking areas. Detailed plans and thought for high use areas such as outdoor cooking areas and kitchens will help insure years of minimum care entertaining.
While some of these outdoor cooking areas can be very elaborate, made from top quality materials, and be in a higher price range, it really is a matter of what you want to accomplish with your kitchen and cooking area. A simple design can fit into most folks backyard landscaping budget.
Some things to consider and keep in mind when designing a functional outdoor element like this include counter space, seating, storage, ventilation, view, and surround space. Of course, depending on individual unique circumstances of every backyard, pool, or patio, every kitchen or cooking area will have it's own list of requirements and details.
Being built in and permanent, it's important to invest in a good quality grill. It's going to be there a while so years of care free use is something that can be planned for. Along with quality, the grill and grill area should have a lot of storage space. With everything organized in one area, preparing meals is organized and efficient.
Other considerations for your outdoor kitchen are the same as the one inside your home. A sink for running water, a trach can or compactor, a refrigerator for food, barbeque sauce, and cold drinks, and as I said before, couter tops and counter space for cooking, cutting, and eating. Planning outdoor kitchens and cooking areas is basically the same as the one inside your home. Consider all your present needs as well as possibilities of future use.