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For over a thousand years, an outdoor kitchen has been an indispensable part of Mediterranean living.  Having an outdoor kitchen allows families to be outdoors during the summer cooking and entertaining friends and family.  With an outdoor kitchens Gold Coast, you can have anything from pizza ovens to grills and work areas where you can also prepare the meal.  

Before you begin your outdoors kitchen project, there are several things that must be considered.  Two of the most important considerations are the space you have allotted for the kitchen and your budget.  If you are not sure what type of outdoor kitchen you want there are several online websites that have pictures you can look at to get an idea of what you might want your kitchen to look like. Another crucial thing is lighting.  Most will use the area after dark so you need some type of lighting.  One type that you can use is solar lighting as they store up energy in the daytime and then at night they automatically turn on.

Here are some tips to help you design that perfect outdoor Kitchen Gold Coast.

• Before planning your outdoor kitchen you need to decide if you want it to be an accessory to your patio or deck or the focal point of your backyard.
• During the initial designing phase keep in mind how many people you might be entertaining in the space at a given time.
• Design your kitchens Gold Coast to be in sync with the climatic conditions in which you live.  For example, if the summers are hot make sure there is some shade.  In the winter, any outdoor plumbing will have to be winterized to prevent the pipes from freezing.
• When selecting the equipment that will be in your kitchen make sure that it goes with your cooking style.  
• Make sure that the utilities like plumbing, gas, and electricity are accessible for your outdoor kitchen

When designing your outdoor kitchen there are three general designs.

• Basic—this design will generally feature a grill, a sink, and a small space where you can store your supplies.  There may also be a small area where you can chop vegetables.  It is designed for occasional cooking but not heavy duty cooking.
• U-shaped—this design has islands that provide distinct areas for each kind of work.  You will have a place to prepare, cook, and eat the food.  This is the design that is normally preferred because the food can be served straight from the grill and conversation can be maintained.
• L-shaped—this design has the configuration that will allow separate spaces for preparing and cooking the food.  The seating arrangements are normally next to the grill island.


 

Published: Mar 26, 2016 3:35pm by katia.

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