Ever watched a cooking show where the chef cooks outdoors with rich foliage backdrop and thought, “I would love a kitchen like that.”? Outdoor kitchens are becoming a popular choice for people who are looking for a space to entertain guests and share their love of food. This type of kitchen expands your living area by repurposing a plain outdoor plot into a functional space. A well-designed outdoor kitchen significantly increases the value of your home and makes it more attractive to prospective buyers. The memories you’ll create with family and friends bonding over healthy food while enjoying the beautiful scenery and weather make an outdoor kitchen a great investment.
Creating outdoor kitchens that are both beautiful and functional requires careful planning and cohesive design plans that only a professional contractor can provide. At Ziegler’s Landscape by Design, we can help you build your dream outdoor kitchen setup. We have completed many outdoor kitchen design and installation projects in Wisconsin and surrounding areas. Dial (608) 783-1095 to talk with one of our outdoor kitchen experts.
Outdoor Kitchen Ideas
There are so many outdoor kitchen ideas that you can include as part of your design. One of the important aspects you need to consider is the type of kitchen appliances you need. A grill, gas cook top, pizza oven and other features can be added depending on your cooking style. Custom stone creations can be added to countertops and bars. Some prefer installing an outdoor fireplace to complement the kitchen aesthetics. A pergola can be formed over the kitchen area to serve as cover and a decorative partition. You can have all these by hiring people with lengthy experience in designing outdoor kitchens.
Outdoor Kitchen Designs
In choosing among outdoor kitchen designs, it is useful to note that you have an option of getting prefabricated outdoor kitchen kits or have one fully-customized. You can purchase a modular kitchen kit that you can assemble yourself. It is a cheap, DIY option that takes quite some time to build and may incur extra costs if stone veneer and counter top will be installed by a contractor. Other kits are already assembled complete with burners and stonework. It is a more expensive option and can be a challenge to transport to your home. A traditional custom-built kitchen is still the most popular choice of homeowners in Onalaska, West Salem, Tomah, Sparta, Black River Falls, Winona, and Arcadia because it gives them the freedom to design their own space. Opting for custom-designed outdoor kitchens will help you maximize the available space and avoid spending beyond your budget.
Outdoor Kitchen Plans
Successful kitchen installations are based on meticulous outdoor kitchen plans. A skilled designer and installer will be able to map out vital aspects of the kitchen that are often left out like ventilation, placement of cooking and cooling appliances, and location of storage components. Appliances used for outdoor kitchens must be carefully selected and must match to the actual needs of the property owners. A professional contractor will tie all these elements up to create an elegant outdoor kitchen that you and your guests will enjoy.