Outdoor space is crucial for your home. About 40% of homeowners in the U.S. used their outdoor spaces for entertaining. If you have an outdoor space, set your home apart by building an outdoor kitchen. Where do you start with something like this? Here are key things to remember as you design your outdoor kitchen.

Figure Out Your Space

One of the first things to do when designing outdoor kitchens is figuring out the space you’re working with. This will give you a foundation for the layout of your design. Measure how much space you have outside and once you have firm measurements, start drawing up the blueprint. The last thing you want to do is plan an elaborate outdoor kitchen but not have the space to make it a reality.

Have a Must-Have List in Mind

Another key thing to do when designing outdoor kitchens is to make a must-have list. These are things that you absolutely need to include in the design. These items could include a grill, a mini outdoor fridge, and a seating area. Then, make a nice-to-have list. This is a list of things that would be nice to have, but may not be necessary. These could include a pizza oven or a minibar. You can plan your design around your must-haves and add in any nice-to-haves later.

Pick a Theme

Outdoor kitchens should have a theme. It’ll help make the space cohesive and tie everything together nicely. Your outdoor kitchen theme should complement your home’s style. If your home is classic farmhouse, but you design a modern chic outdoor kitchen, it’s going to look out of place. It could even be considered an eyesore, especially if you decide to sell your home down the line. Potential buyers could look at the kitchen and have second thoughts if it doesn’t complement the rest of the home. If you aren’t sure how to pick a theme that goes with the rest of your home, you can hire professionals to help you design the kitchen. They’ll help you pick a theme and figure out the best course of action for your vision.

Designing an outdoor kitchen is a fun experience, but it’s a lot to take on. That’s why it’s best to have professionals help you with it. They’ll help you every step of the way, from design to construction. Call Sardone Construction today to get expert help designing and building your perfect outdoor kitchen.