Design Questions to Keep in Mind When Creating an Outdoor Kitchen
Do you want to utilize indoor-outdoor living?
If space permits, there may be several options for where you’d like your kitchen installed. If you would like the option to continue using your indoor amenities, you may want to have your outdoor setup closer to the patio door, although we suggest considering a single or double Tall Trash Drawer or 15” Paper Towel Holder for easy clean-up. If indoor-outdoor benefits are not a priority and you’d like to build a custom kitchen island away from the patio, it would be ideal to include a 20” Outdoor Refrigerator, 15” Drop-In Sink, Trash Chute, and/or a 14” Drop-In Cooler. Having these Delta Heat outdoor accessories will save you time and allow you to entertain outside conveniently and without any distractions.
What are your lifestyle needs?
When envisioning your outdoor kitchen, who do you see yourself sharing it with? Whether the dream is to have intimate dinners with your family or host large parties for your whole neighborhood, these specifications will determine what add-ons you need. Installing a Power Burner or Double Side Burner, for example, perfectly complements your grill so you can simultaneously boil and stir-fry, sauté or simmer.
What are you cooking?
Most homeowners already have an idea of what size built-in grill they’d like in their outdoor kitchen, but it’s a good idea to keep in mind what else you would like to cook outdoors when planning your new space. Our easy-to-use, Japanese-style Teppanyaki Grill is a great fit for cooking the maximum amount of food with minimal effort, from breakfast pancakes to grilled cheese sandwiches at lunch to stir-fried vegetables at night.
How much storage do you need?
After determining your lifestyle needs, plan out your storage and make sure not to underestimate the amount of space you’ll need to accommodate your experience. From a quaint grill island to a large, L-shaped, fully-equipped kitchen, our variety of Access Doors and Drawers provide a range of sizes that suit your storage needs.