Planning an outdoor kitchen
Outdoor kitchens and entertaining areas, and tips for planning to make it a hit! Ask yourself how you’ll actually use the new space and what makes the most sense in terms of your home’s architecture and its existing landscaping.
Do your research
Do your research before you do anything else, spend some time thinking about what you really want and need in an outdoor kitchen. Don’t let your neighbors’ houses or something you’ve seen on TV or in a magazine influence you. There’s plenty of time for that later, when you’ve moved onto the “style” part of the planning process. Instead, ask yourself how you’ll actually use the new space and what makes the most sense in terms of your home’s architecture and its existing landscaping. https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/outdoor-remodel/planning-your-outdoor-kitchen
Ask yourself these questions
- How often do I cook outside?
- What kinds of foods do I cook outside: burgers, smoked meats?
- What are my grill options: natural gas, propane, charcoal or more than one?
- What would I like to cook outside that I can’t now: sauces, whole birds, large cuts of meat or deep-fried foods?
- How manypeople will cookin the outdoor kitchen?
- Do I need to consider kid safety?
- How much prep work will I do outside?
- What do I want to store in the outdoor kitchen: barbecue tools, dishes, entertaining equipment or more?
- Will it be an entertaining area?
- Do I plan toeat outside?
- Would I like to be able towash my hands or dishes outside?
- Do I want the outdoor kitchen to be close to the house or separate?
- Think carefully about your current outdoor cooking setup and evaluate what you’d like to improve — and what works well with your lifestyle.
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Hire A Professional.
While the Internet gives buyers unprecedented access to home listings and resources, many aspects of the buying process require a level of expertise you can’t pick up from surfing the web. That’s why you’re better off using a professional agent than going it alone. If possible, recruit an exclusive buyer agent, who will have your interests at heart and can help you with strategies during the bidding process. EMAIL