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Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home expands your living space as well as your entertaining options. Here in Maryland, you can use your outdoor kitchen nearly year-round, depending on the outdoor kitchen design ideas you want to implement.
Here at Woodfield Outdoors, we specialize in beautiful, elegant, and durable outdoor kitchens. Over the years, we’ve designed and built enough outdoor kitchens that we have a few favorite elements. Here they are:
1. Gas Grill with Food Prep Area
These are the basic elements of an outdoor kitchen. A built-in gas grill, a sink, and plenty of granite countertop space for food prep. Natural stone supports the granite countertops and any cabinets. We also recommend a refrigerator.
2. Outdoor Fireplace with Pizza Oven
An outdoor fireplace is a great addition to your outdoor kitchen design. Add a wood-fired pizza oven, and you have the makings of great entertainment space. Gather around the fireplace on a cool fall evening, or to watch the big game on your outdoor big screen.
3. Patio Dining
Upgrade your existing patio or build a new one to flow from your outdoor kitchen. There is nothing quite like dining al fresco.
4. Your Own Outdoor Bar
Invite friends over for cocktails or a wine tasting party, and host it from your own outdoor bar. With bar stools, the bar, a kegerator, wine fridge, sink, and more, you’re all set.
5. A Pergola or Pavilion for Character and Shade
Adding a pergola or pavilion helps shelter your outdoor kitchen from the sun, and rain. Consider adding a ceiling fan and overhead lighting to help the chef or bartender keep cool, and keep your space well-lit. Covered outdoor living spaces expand your options.
You can incorporate one or all of these outdoor kitchen design ideas to create an outdoor living space that is unique to you. The style, materials, and ambience are all customizable to your tastes and budget. Be sure to get estimates from several outdoor living contractors.
Find Your Favorite Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas
Check out our portfolio and Pinterest pages for more inspiration. Or check out some of the outdoor living websites like HGTV. And you won’t want to miss next week’s blog How Much Does an Outdoor Kitchen Cost? We’ll give you some ballpark figures of what an outdoor kitchen will cost. For a more accurate estimate, we can set up a free consultation.