True seashore lovers spend as much time outside as possible. One of the biggest trends in outdoor living right now is the outdoor kitchen. The days of the simple barbecue grill and picnic table are long gone. Today’s outdoor kitchens are permanent, high-end outdoor living spaces, fully equipped with all the bells and whistles.
The menu used to be a bit limited when cooking outdoors. Your basic barbecue grill just doesn’t lend itself to cooking a wide variety of foods. Contemporary outdoor cooking equipment offers so many more options.
Today’s deluxe grills are crafted in durable and attractive stainless steel and range in size from small to medium to massive. Their features go well beyond the grilling area. They can come equipped with side burners, rotisseries, warming racks, smokers and more. Many grills include dry pantry storage underneath and some even have a refrigerated base cabinet.
A contemporary outdoor kitchen can be equipped with all the modern conveniences your indoor kitchen has and more. Outdoor kitchen appliances and accessories include griddles, fryers, refrigerators, warming drawers, prep stations, sinks, pot fillers and pizza ovens.
When designing your open air cooking space think of the food you love and recipes you want to try. Choose the appliances and accessories that will complement your cooking style.
With all the different gourmet creations you will be able to whip up in your outdoor kitchen, storage for pots, pans, dishes and utensils is a necessity. In addition to all the other kitchen accessories offered by manufacturers, there are also stainless steel drawers and doors which can be built into hardscape counters and islands.
The stainless steel storage accessories have been a standard in outdoor kitchen design but, with all that metal, the design can sometimes take on an industrial feel. Those who would prefer the warmer look of wood cabinetry have traditionally settled for stainless steel storage in their outdoor kitchen due to its durability and minimal maintenance.
Companies like NatureKast, now offer durable, wood look outdoor cabinetry that is 100% weatherproof, that requires little or no maintenance. Constructed with their technologically advanced hi-density resin system, NatureKast outdoor cabinetry replicates the color and texture of real wood. This allows you to get the warmth of wood cabinetry with the durability to stand up to the elements.
Al Fresco Dining
Don’t forget, a great outdoor kitchen needs space for al fresco dining. A beautifully designed hardscape adjacent to your kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor dining. Decorated with comfortable outdoor furniture, you’ll have an open air dining area where you can entertain friends and family or enjoy an intimate dinner for two.
Ready to Create an Amazing Outdoor Kitchen?
Whether you are starting from scratch or you’re ready to do a complete makeover on your existing outdoor kitchen, the design experts at David Ash Jr Landscaping Contractors can take your outdoor living to the next level.
Headquartered on LBI, we’re no strangers to the Jersey shore lifestyle and understand what you’re looking for. We offer a complete line of landscaping design, architecture and construction services. We also partner with companies like NatureKast and Alfresco to provide you with the very best in outdoor living.
With our state of the art 3D design services, you will be able to see exactly what your new outdoor kitchen will look like and how it will fit into your existing landscape. If you’re not thrilled with how it all works together, it may be time for a complete outdoor makeover. We can redesign your entire outdoor living space, helping you make the most of life at the Jersey shore. Contact us today and get started on the outdoor kitchen you always wanted.