According to the Barbecue Industry of America (BIA), 84% of American families own grills, which translates into 74 million households. Today, those grills have become bigger and come with more bells and whistles so many Georgians are taking the art of grilling to a whole new level.
Convenient Outdoor Kitchens in Atlanta
Outdoor kitchens are part of the larger trend of outdoor living spaces. The smell of grilled food is mouth-watering and everything tastes a little better served outside. It’s hard not to have a good time – that is, unless you have to keep running back and forth between the grill and your house for the meat, utensils, pickles, drinks, etc. And when everybody is finished well then all the leftovers need to be dealt with.
When planning an outdoor kitchen, the best layout is created for functionality, keeping everything within arm’s reach to minimize steps. Property Masters designers are able to put all the components necessary to create a fully functional, yet stunning outdoor kitchen….one that any chef would feel right at home.
Step by Step Atlanta Outdoors Kitchens
It’s important to decide what you want to be able to do, and how much space you can allocate before you start choosing pieces of equipment and materials. Here are five key pieces essential for dining alfresco:
- The grill – This is the centerpiece of your plan. All other elements will be built around it. Some homeowners may add an outdoor fireplace. You don’t want to skimp on the grill because this will make or break how much fun this kitchen is for the people who like to cook. There are grills with cooking areas from 24 to 48 inches wide and 15 to 26 inches deep. You can also add side burners and a rotisserie.
- The work surface – You’ll want plenty of counter top space. As with indoor kitchens, plan on 36 inches of counter on each side of the grill if possible. Slab granite and stone are great options. Clean-up is fast and there are no grout joints to worry about.
- Storage cabinets – Many custom cabinet bases are made of masonry block and then finished in a variety of styles. It depends on how sophisticated your counter layout is and what your shelf and storage needs are.
- Refrigerator – There are two fundamental differences between refrigerators designed for indoor and outdoor use. Outdoor fridges are expected to maintain consistent temperatures in an unstable environment. Keeping items cool in the heat of the summer requires that units possess increased insulation and be outfitted with more powerful components than an indoor refrigerator.
- Sinks – Stainless steel is the best choice for an outside kitchen. It won’t corrode and unless you plan on washing dishes outside, you will only need a cold water supply line.
Once we have your specifications, we design your work area with colors and finishes to compliment your existing or planned decor. Property Masters outdoor kitchens are designed to comply with your local building and utility codes and our superior quality standards insure that you will enjoy your outdoor kitchen for many years to come. Get started today by speaking with an Atlanta outdoor kitchen expert.