Most people spend a lot of time in their kitchens. It is the room where we prepare our food, and it’s the center of family life and good times with friends. But for city dwellers they don’t have much space to spare. That doesn’t mean you can’t make your outdoor kitchen perfect for city living! In this blog post, we will share six design tips that will help you do just that.
- Know what you want in Outdoor Space
Your outdoor space should be functional and easy to use. It doesn’t need to have high-end amenities like an elaborate deck or a full barbeque area. You can do simple things like adding a couple of low-cost chairs and tables, place umbrellas out there when the sun gets too harsh, and you will be all set to enjoy your porch. And when you have friends over, you can easily and quickly get a couple of extra tables out there as well!
- Hire the Right Designer
The mistake most people make is that they try to do the remodeling themselves. This is a huge blunder because you will not only take up your own time and energy, it can also be dangerous. If you are not experienced in carrying out such work, you’ll have no idea what safety precautions need to be taken into account when planning out your kitchen.
It is important to get the right designer to help you put your outdoor space together well. A good designer will make sure that all of the elements in your outdoor space are cohesive and look great together. They can also help you choose the right fixtures, furniture, and colors for your space.
- Plan for Adequate Plumbing and Electricity Lines
Running water and electricity, which are necessary for your outdoor kitchen to work well, maybe limited in an urban setting. You will have to make sure that you plan to get these into your outdoor space so that you can easily use the appliances in it. A good designer will know how best to do this without ruining the look of your outdoor kitchen.
- Include Outdoor Seating
There are many advantages to having outdoor dining furniture. You can enjoy your meals as you look out at a nice view or just relax and read a book on the porch. Great designers will know exactly which dining table and chairs will complement your outdoor space.
- Select the Right Fixtures
Your outdoor kitchen needs to be well lit and ventilated. Make sure that you look for fixtures that have a rustic feel to them while still being functional. You can use lanterns, candles, or even fire pits to provide enough lighting in your space. We recommend looking at copper fixtures since they will instantly give your space an urban feel.
- Select Durable Flooring
The flooring of your outdoor kitchen will get a lot of wear and tear. Make sure you select something that is easy to clean and looks good with the other elements in your space. A simple concrete floor does not take up much space. Still, it can look really chic when done right! If you add any covering to your floor, make sure it consists of an easy-to-clean material.
When it comes to planning out your new outdoor kitchen, don’t be shy about spicing up the elements you have! There are so many things that you can do in an urban setting. Don’t forget to include sitting areas, a small eating area, or even some greenery in your space. Incorporating such elements into your outdoor kitchen will only further enhance its appeal!