Two options for having a great
It’s great to be able to take entertaining outdoors during the warm summer months. There are two popular ways of creating an outdoor cooking space and here we explore various details when choosing between a BBQ Island or an Outdoor Kitchen.
A structure that houses a BBQ, and possibly a sink, fridge, stainless door and a drawer to hold supplies. BBQ Islands are typically made of concrete or stone materials and need to be built on site. They are bulky, heavy and not a good fit for upper decks or patios where weight is an issue. The function of the BBQ Island is to bring all your supplies out of the house to the island or run things back and forth as needed to cook a meal outdoors.
The Outdoor Kitchen is an additional room to your home. It is the indoor kitchen outdoors. It can be fully stocked as it has cabinetry not unlike your indoor kitchen. It can be completely self-sufficient with its own set of dishes, cutlery, fridge, sink, and in some cases a dishwasher. You can make your outdoor kitchen as intricate as you please.
There is no need to run back and forth to the indoor kitchen as all supplies and equipment can be stored all season outdoors.
Outdoor cabinetry withstands all the elements and has all the conveniences of indoor cabinetry. Full extension drawers, soft close, recycle units, etc.
The outdoor cabinets are light weight and great for upper decks and patios. They don’t need a structure to hold them. They can be standalone units or built in. They are installed in a day and come in a variety of colours, wood grain patterns and door styles to coordinate with your indoor look. Adding outdoor heaters and covered areas gives you a wonderful outdoor space you can use year round. The purpose of an outdoor kitchen is to add to your functional living space. It is the ultimate entertaining area.
Picture yourself with your family and friends outside gathering around the kitchen, having a nice cold beer in the sun, does it get any better than that?