Top 3 Outdoor Kitchen Trends to Watch in 2019
Gone are the days when eating outdoors required a barbecue, charcoal and good weather. Today, our outdoor kitchens are decked out with almost every tool, utility and appliance found indoors. They are also designed to facilitate comfortable entertainment regardless of the weather. Here are a few ways to keep up with the latest outdoor kitchen trends in Spring Lake Heights, NJ.
Refining a rustic design
There are various ways to add a shabby chic touch to your outdoor kitchen without allowing it to take on an unfinished appearance. Chevron paver patterns, for example, pair excellently with rustic kitchen designs. Consider a selection of slim Mattoni pavers from Unilock in a classic chevron pattern. The Sable Blend color variation looks distinct and distressed, and serves as a stunning accent to shabby chic designs. Surround your rustic outdoor kitchen with plenty of greenery to prevent it from appearing out of place beside a more modern home or hardscape. Better yet – plant a vegetable garden as a practical accent to your outdoor kitchen. White-painted wood can be used to construct an overhead structure, protecting your appliances from the elements while ensuring that the space remains light and airy. Untreated or reclaimed wood, on the other hand, can help to continue your rustic aesthetic theme.
Creating indoor comfort
Outdoor kitchens are no longer centered purely around the grill. These outdoor rooms have the potential to expand into well-developed living spaces. Consider, for example, placing a few plush sofas and armchairs within conversation range of your grill. This will allow your friends and family to spend time with you while you cook. Consider also having a television installed on a nearby wall so that you can all enjoy the game while you’re at it. A dependable wall system, such as the Brussels Dimensional System, is ideal for this purpose.
You’ve already transformed your outdoor kitchen into an extension of the indoors. There are also various features to include into the structure of your outdoor kitchen to achieve ease and comfort at an indoor level. Beer taps, ice makers and mini fridges will elevate your outdoor entertainment by making refills effortless. Ceiling fans and heaters will ensure that you are comfortable regardless of the change in seasons. Even the pavers underfoot can convey elements of indoor luxury and refinement. Consider Umbriano pavers for a patio floor that offers the aesthetic of honed granite tiles.
Remember to put some thought into the nature of your outdoor kitchen and what purposes you’d like it to serve. For example, you can use it as an opportunity to cook in ways that you never could indoors. Smokers and pizza ovens are exciting additions to outdoor kitchens because they open doors to new realms of cooking. Smokers can be used to produce incredibly tender and tasty meats while DIY pizzas are always a hit with kids. Regardless of whether you opt for a pizza oven or not, a fire feature will add warm ambience to your starlit cooking endeavours. Browse through the exclusive collection of pre-built fire pits and fireplaces from Unilock to find one that suits your home and hardscape.
The title image features an Umbriano paver outdoor kitchen and patio with Brussels Dimensional System verticals.