How to Create an Outdoor Kitchen for your Backyard

Thanks to our mild winter temperatures, Tucson homeowners are able to have outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed all year long including an outdoor kitchen for entertainment. Consider the following tips for incorporating an outdoor kitchen feature into your landscape design. Remember the outdoor kitchen needs to flow with the theme of your current backyard design to create a cohesive space.

 #1 Pave and cover the space

Determine how much you want to invest in your outdoor kitchen space. Your outdoor kitchen can be simple or elaborate, depending on your budget. Whichever direction you decide, we recommend that you start by paving and covering the area so that it is comfortable and accessible to you all year round. You may also consider adding to the covered space with an awning or pergola so you can hang lights to create ambience.

 #2 Add outdoor furniture

Since your outdoor kitchen will serve as a place to gather while you entertain, you need to consider what type and style of outdoor furniture you will need.  Make sure you incorporate plenty of seating space in the area so that your guests can be comfortable and relax as it relates the amount of space you have.

 #3 The need for a focal point

Your outdoor kitchen should have a view of a focal point within your current landscape, such as a pool or an outdoor fireplace. This focal point will help encourage relaxation as you kick back waiting for dinner on the BBQ.

 

Are you considering adding an outdoor kitchen to your existing landscape and don’t know where to start? Santa Rita Landscaping can help you create a beautiful design that offers the functionality you will want out of the space. You can contact us for a residential landscape design consultation by calling (520) 623-0421.

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