Essential design features to consider when designing your outdoor kitchen 


Just like the indoor kitchenthe key to a successful outdoor kitchen design is the zoning of the space – think about all the usual things like food prep, cooking and clearing away and make provision for those activities accordingly. In terms of the actual positioning of the kitchen think about the sun and where it is during the afternoons and early evening which will be the time this outdoor kitchen is most in use.

A timber gazebo will provide shelter from the direct sunlight and protection from the elements during the winter months.

Stone flooring that can withstand a few spills here and there is essential, and always incorporate a seating area than can be scaled up or down according to your entertaining needs.

A drinks drawer is always useful outside and saves going to and fro from the main kitchen. This one is by Sub-Zero & Wolf.

If you need timber accessible for the pizza oven for example, this can be designed into the kitchen as above. With outdoor kitchens, anything is possible but it must be planned in from the get-go.

Just like an indoor kitchen, drawers are so useful and always ensure easily accessible storage for tableware and servingware.

Plenty of countertop space is essential for prepping and serving food outdoors, at our Chelsea showroom we left lots of room either side of the Wolf outdoor grill.

And last but not least the essential outdoor integrated bin – ideally placed nearby the main cooking area. There are 2 large 38L bins so you can use one for main waste and one fo recycling.

To see more examples of outdoor kitchens click here.

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