On sunny summer days in Maryland, one naturally wants to get outside to enjoy that gorgeous weather. Outdoor living spaces are popular additions to many Maryland houses. Typical setups include a deck or patio for relaxing, dining, entertaining, or sitting by the pool. For the complete outdoor living experience, however, you will likely want an outdoor kitchen for grilling and feasting. Below, you’ll find the top steps to take in designing an outdoor kitchen.
Finalize a Budget
First, finalize your budget. Know what you can afford within reason, ideally without going into debt. Once you have ascertained how much an outdoor kitchen might cost and how much savings you have, it is best to stick to that amount and work with it. Whatever the budget, Michael Bryan Landscapes can help you create a functional and beautiful kitchen that suits your needs.
Design for the Weather
An integral part of the outdoor kitchen design would be what your local weather is. Depending where you are in Maryland, your kitchen could undergo high heat, high humidity, and hurricane winds. If you live by the water, the salt in brackish water could be a factor in choosing materials as well. Overall, stainless steel is the best material, which has different grades of corrosion resistance and can have different protective coatings.
Choose a Layout
Space is the main determiner of your outdoor kitchen layout. Outdoor kitchens tend to be similar to indoor kitchen layouts, and work with your outdoor living space for the best configuration. With limited space, a grill and a cabinet or two in a row could work well. If you have more space, you could add more features in an L-shape, galley, or other configuration.
Choose a Style
Style is a combination of materials, colors, and patterns. An outdoor kitchen might match with your indoor one, particularly with the countertops or cabinet style. Countertops can be many different materials, including ceramic tile, granite, and concrete. Colors are unlimited.
When designing your outdoor kitchen, one can consider more features than one might think. Aside from the grill itself, one can add cabinetry, a sink, a bar, appliances like a refrigerator or wine cooler, lighting, seating, and storage. For more detail on designing your outdoor kitchen, Michael Bryan Landscapes can help!
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When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!