Alfresco dining at the sidewalk cafes, bistros and restaurants that dot Beach Drive is a staple for many St. Petersburg residents.
Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home can increase this amazing experience of casual dining, but it takes planning. Here are some essential tips you may want to consider before tackling your outdoor kitchen project.
Location: Grills are a vital component of outdoor kitchens. It is important to select an airy area away from your main door to prevent the smoke entering inside your house.
Ambiance: Create a charming sitting area for your family and guests. Use furniture and decorative items to complete the look.
Choose a fitting design: Outdoor kitchens look fabulous if they complement the overall architectural design of your house. Your outdoor kitchen should not give away an alien look from your home’s architectural design.
Illumination: Proper lighting will add a beautiful touch to the kitchen while giving maximum safety. Good visibility is a key factor in order to enjoy outdoor cooking.
Low maintenance: Select low maintenance materials to avoid the hassle of cleaning and upkeep. Install granite instead of porous limestone.
Weather resistant: Make sure all electronics, seating and counters (including the cooking stove) is weather proof.