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Turn Your Patio into an Outdoor Kitchen

Is your backyard not getting as much use as it could be? Transform your backyard into an exciting entertainment area by installing an outdoor kitchen. Enjoy the possibilities this space brings you, your family, and your friends, as well as the value it adds to your home.

Add a Dining Area

Based on your preference, the dining area can be created in a variety of ways. You can add a formal dining table and chairs, cafe seating, or all-weather couches with coffee tables. Dining tables and chairs are important when incorporating an outdoor kitchen because you want to make sure your guests have an area where they can mingle and eat the delicious food you’re cooking up!

Include a Gas Grill

What’s an outdoor kitchen without a barbecue grill? Make sure to find a grill that is able to withstand multiple weather conditions. You can also help protect the grill by putting it underneath an awning or pergola, or even getting a heavy cover.

Install a Basin Sink

A basin sink is the most practical feature for your outdoor kitchen. They come in a variety of styles and sizes which is helpful when designing your outdoor kitchen. Try to find a basin sink with high-grade stainless steel to prevent rusting or any other weather damage.

Provide Plenty of Cabinets

Plenty of storage space is a MUST. You want to be able to stay outdoors while using your outdoor kitchen and not have to worry about going back and forth due to limited cabinet space. Depending on your style, you can go rustic, elegant, or somewhere in-between with wood cabinets.

Utilize the Kitchen Triangle Design

If you didn’t already know, the kitchen work triangle connects the three main work areas in the kitchen: the sink, the range and the refrigerator. You should keep this in mind when designing your outdoor kitchen area so you create an open space and not a blocked off, separate area. You should have enough room to chop up and clean your ingredients, cook your meal, and enjoy your surroundings all at the same time.

Keep these tips in mind when creating your outdoor kitchen space and don’t forget to call the experts at Uptown for all your plumbing needs. With over 100 years of experience, you can count on us for a job well-done. Give us a call at (612) 324-1004 and don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter!

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