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Tips For Designing An Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor kitchens are an awesome way to increase the amount of usable space on your property. Before, the usable space might have only consisted of your house and maybe a patio, but after you install an outdoor kitchen, you essentially add an entire other room to your house, one that is likely larger than the average size of rooms already in existence. Here are some tips for designing your outdoor kitchen so that it functions similarly to your indoor kitchen, allowing you to relax and enjoy great weather and food.

1. Be Wary of the Type of Flooring You Need

The first thing that you need to consider when building and designing an outdoor kitchen is the type of flooring that you use for the base. The type of flooring that you use is going to determine whether or not you are able to use the outdoor kitchen right after it has just rained because it's going to determine how slick the area in front of the appliances is. It is also going to determine the amount of appliances that you can get. This is because appliances are heavy. When you r ground is soft, such as just after it rains, if you do not have the appropriate base or a strong base, appliances that are particularly heavy are going to start to sink into the mud. If you have a strong base, you can add as many appliances as you want and not have to worry about this occurring. 

Flooring options that you should consider include textured wood that has been treated to be especially water resistant and rough ceramic tile that is not shiny.

2. Leave Lots of Counter Space

Before, if you baked cupcakes and needed to let them cool while you made dinner, you could always free up some counter space by putting them on the dining room table on top of a cooling rack. If you place the items that you just baked somewhere out of your immediate eyesight to cool, you are risking having an animal make off with them or having them ruined. Make sure that you include counter space on each side of every appliance that you have installed. This will help you avoid the temptation of leaving your baked goods on a surface not in your sight range and keep you from having to take them all the way inside. 

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in outdoor kitchens.