Outdoor Kitchens Denver
Kitchens have always been the focal point of a home. It is where everyone gathers to eat, drink, and converse. Enjoying outdoor kitchens in Denver is gaining popularity. People who are designing new homes are also designing backyards that are able to sustain an outdoor cooking area. The term outdoor kitchen is no overstatement, as these constructions have become more than just a grill, but now include lighting, refrigerators, sinks, furniture and even bar areas. It is clearly about bringing the indoor kitchen nuance to the great outdoors for more enjoyment.
Designing an outdoor kitchen in Denver, Colorado that will prove to be a valuable and enjoyable investment for years to come can be challenging. Since the weather ranges from dry and hot to extremely cold and snowy, the outdoor kitchen design should be created with materials that can withstand the climate changes. We recommend utilizing fashionable materials such as outdoor granite counter tops, stacked stone and stainless steel to bring your kitchen designs to life while ensuring that they last.
Not only is stainless steel durable, it is easy to clean and it also looks fantastic in an outdoor setting. Some materials can be expensive, so if there’s not a lot of room in your budget for high dollar items, there are less expensive yet attractive alternatives in the pre-fabricated kitchen materials. Don’t let costs prevent the creation of a functional and beautiful addition to your home get in the way.
Other materials such as stacked stone can make outside kitchens look rustic. Having some wood trim will add to the appearance of being in nature. The guests will know they are outside with all of the comforts of being inside.
Don’t forget strategic lighting. There should be ample lighting for the cooking area as well as lighting staged for the bar, table, and lounging areas. There are many styles of lighting available, from recessed in the overhanging roof, to hanging globes and wall sconces that will add beauty to the decor.
The outdoor cooking surfaces such as burners for pots and pans and a grill or smoker of course, are the main focuses of the kitchen. The arrangement should allow the chef to engage in conversation with the guests as they sit around a granite bar or lounge in comfortable seating strategically placed around the cooking the area. Many outdoor kitchens also employ stainless refrigerators, sinks, cabinets and drawers to keep plates, glasses and utensils readily available. Having a space for a wide, flat-screen television to watch the big games is also a popular addition.
In Denver, it wouldn’t be uncommon to find a stone fireplace or fire pit located near the guest seating. It adds to the comfort and ambiance for the guests while they enjoy drinks and food and watch the game or just have a good time. The evenings in Denver can sometimes be chilly even in the summer time, so a fire pit or fireplace should definitely be on the list when designing an outside kitchen. Large or small, an outdoor kitchen will supply many hours of enjoyment and also add value to your home.
If you are interested in adding an outdoor kitchen to your home, call us today or fill out one of our contact forms to get in touch with our experts.