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How to Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

How to Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

Summer is here! With the kids home from school and the weather finally warming up, there’s no doubt that you’ll be spending quite a bit of time outdoors. From pool parties to barbeques, having an outdoor space makes it easy to entertain and create summertime memories with your friends and family. 

If you’re thinking about building the outdoor kitchen of your dreams, there are several design aspects you need to consider, including:

  • What kitchen components you want
  • Choosing a durable/functional material
  • Matching the style of your home

Kitchen Components

Of course, the most important parts of an outdoor kitchen are the components that you’ll be using to grill, smoke, saute, and bake your favorite meals. It’s important to think about how you’ll be using your outdoor space, and which components make the most sense to invest in. 

For example, if your friends like to chow down on pizza, creating a space specifically for a brick pizza oven would be a great idea. Or, if your kids love s’mores after dinner, planning to have a large fireplace or firepit would allow you to comfortably fit the whole family for a night of fun.

Durable/Functional Material

When it comes to kitchens, you want to make sure your building material can withstand heat, spills, and support any heavy kitchen equipment you may have. For outdoor kitchens, not only do you need to take normal wear and tear into consideration, but also weather conditions.

If you live in an area that receives a lot of rain and snow, limestone may not be the best material for your space because it will wear down quicker and become slick when wet. Some highly durable materials that are well-suited for outdoor kitchens include:

  • Concrete
  • Sandstone
  • Soapstone

Style

Kitchens can take on many different aesthetics depending on a homeowner’s personal style. A barbecue enthusiast may want their kitchen to feel like a rustic, southern restaurant — complete with a dart board and a large fridge filled with cold drinks. However, someone who likes to vacation in France may want a clean, sophisticated space with a place for a wine fridge and a large cheese board. Whether your home is modern and minimalistic or traditional and cozy, our team can provide you with the right materials to make sure your outdoor kitchen matches the existing style of your home. 

If you want a classic look and feel for your outdoor kitchen, some materials that would work well are:

  • Red brick
  • Sandstone
  • Granite

If you’re looking for a more sleek, modern look, these materials are great options:

  • Quartz
  • Marble
  • Soapstone
  • Porcelain

Or, if you think that a rustic style will best match your personal aesthetic, some materials that would look nice include:

  • Concrete
  • Slate

Get the Materials for Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

At Christie Cut Stone, we have the ability to create endless options for your outdoor kitchen, so you can entertain all summer long. Contact our team todayand we’ll help you design and find the perfect material for the outdoor kitchen of your dreams!

Posted by Michael Christie at 7:16 AM