The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Guide.

We’ve come a long way since the first barbeque. What started as a simple brick structure in the backyard, barbeques have evolved into state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen set-ups. There is another reason this trend is on the up and up. With the population booming, house blocks are becoming smaller and smaller. One way to add living space to smaller home is to let the inside flow out. Designing an outdoor kitchen area is the perfect solution for entertaining the masses. Here are our tips to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen and living area.

Design It?

The first step is to consider the theme or mood you want to create. Do you want to evoke a contemporary, rustic, romantic, cottage, or oriental vibe? Choose a theme and coordinate it with a great garden design. You can also add greenery to your outdoor kitchen by way of pots or planter boxes.

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Jims Kitchen

Build It.

Once your outdoor kitchen design is ready to go, you need to build it. You may be a whiz at accounting or software development, but are you handy with tools? If building and construction is not your specialty, leave it to the professionals and hire a handyman. This is one project you don’t want to muck up!

Pave It.

Compliment your outdoor kitchen with paving. It may seem simple enough, however the impact you can achieve with the right paving is powerful. Today there are many modern paving techniques. Resin bound stone, spray on paving, and stone retaining walls can all deliver the wow factor!

Jims Kitchen

Jims Kitchen

Feature It.

Fencing and screens not only add privacy, they can add a pinch of pizzazz! Slat screens, stained timber, or modular walls can be used to define your outdoor kitchen space. Once you’ve chosen the right screening material to complement the look, why not make a feature of it?

Paint It.

If you fancy a bit of DIY, this is one job you may be able to handle on your own. Your new beautiful outdoor kitchen area needs to be painted. If you don’t have the specialised tools and equipment, or the time, to apply modern painting techniques, it’s best to rely on professional painters.  Either way, the right colours or timber stain will definitely complete the look.

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Jims Kitchen

Light It.

You’re nearly there. It’s time to add the finishing touches to your outdoor kitchen space. Think electrical. Choosing the right lighting is important. You need enough light to be able to cook up a storm at night. However, subdued lighting will create a more relaxing ambience once the festivities have toned down. Will you need a ceiling fan for the summer months, and perhaps an outdoor heater for the winter?

Food for thought.

No outdoor kitchen is complete without the food! Tantalise the taste buds of family and friends with fresh breads, meat and seafood. And, if you’re pushed for time when preparing the next get-together, why not have a BBQ box delivered to your door?

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