Anyone looking to acquire their own bespoke outdoor kitchen knows that there is a lot to think about before construction commences. But what exactly should you be considering during the planning process? The team at Aemyrie have compiled a few pointers, and we hope that these will give you a helpful starting point for your project.
One of the first things to consider is where you want your outdoor kitchen to be situated. Most people opt for having it fairly close to the home for convenience sake, but those with larger properties and gardens may want to consider creating an “entertainment zone” that acts as its own separate oasis away from everything else. It also pays to take into account where the sun falls on your property, which areas are windiest, and where the most pleasing landscape views are so that you can plan accordingly.
Knowing what you will use your outdoor kitchen for most is something that will inform many other choices you will have to make about the project as a whole. Do you want a cosy intimate space for family to spend time with each other? Or would you prefer something more aimed at entertaining large numbers of guests? Deciding now will help you choose what features to install (and whether you’ll need plumbing or gas as well as electricity) including dishwashers, ice machines, entertainment systems, and even free standing bars and beer pumps.
Design and Layout
You will want your bespoke outdoor kitchen to not only be functional, but also to make a statement! This is why working with designers is paramount – they can help you create something really special, that completely matches your aesthetic and fits in with the personality of your property. You may also want the kitchen space to complement your workflow, and this could require an L-shaped layout, built-in units, or perhaps an island counter instead – experiment and see what works best for you.