Posted March 10th 2014 by : Bill Bunch
Expand your home outdoors where you can enjoy the many benefits of being able to spend time with the family and enjoy a nice evening out of the house. Outdoor kitchens in Houston area homes make it possible to entertain others and be a part of the action, while still being able to cook a meal. Everything you need is right there where your guests will be mingling about.
An outdoor kitchen requires planning and installation of durable materials that will withstand outdoor elements. We have the resources to find you all of the materials you need to complete any style and design preferences. However, before we get started, we need to know what your style and design preferences are. To better help you, we have compiled a list of common materials and items needed for outdoor kitchens in Houston.
Grill: Before determining the type of grill you need, you must decide how many people and how often you plan to entertain. Different types of grills available include gas, pellet and charcoal.
Side burners: These will make it possible to warm up sauces and cook others items that will not cook well on the grill.
Frame: Decide if you want your outdoor kitchen to be framed with wood, stone, veneer stones, wall blocks or concrete.
Refrigerators/beverage coolers: This will help keep food and beverage cool while entertaining outdoors on a hot summer day.
Countertop: Because your countertop will be exposed to the elements, choose one that will withstand being outdoors and cleans up easily. Different types of outdoor kitchen countertops include stone, concrete and tile. It is important to regularly seal your outdoor kitchen countertop.
Sinks: Installing a sink in your outdoor kitchen makes it easier to clean up dishes and reduces the need to keep running in and out of the house.
Storage drawers and cabinets: This will give you a place to store cooking tools and other items needed for the outdoor kitchen.
Trash bins: These can be designed to roll out from under the sink area so trash can easily removed to for disposal.
Floor: Different types of stone, concrete or driveway pavers can be used to design a floor for your outdoor kitchen.
Lights: Keep the cooking area well lit by installing grill and other patio lights.
Other items: Fire and smoking pits, pizza oven, blenders, warming drawer, patio television, outdoor sound system and patio heaters.
Permits: Do not forget to apply for all applicable permits before construction on the outdoor kitchen begins.
We can help you plan your outdoor kitchen and determine which materials will be best suited for your backyard, patio and outdoor space. Bring us your list and we can show you the different materials and designs best for your outside entertaining needs. We will help make yours one of the best outdoor kitchens in Houston.