Four Mistakes to Avoid When Creating an Outdoor Kitchen From Your Denver Landscaping Pros


May 21, 2021

When it comes to making your Denver landscape design stand out from others on your block, few things do the trick like a beautiful outdoor kitchen. It expands your outdoor living space and makes your yard more usable when the weather is perfect. However, you need to make sure your outdoor kitchen is designed the right way. Unfortunately for many homeowners, mistakes are common. Here are a few key mistakes you’ll want to avoid when creating an outdoor kitchen that actually adds value to your home.

1. Not Giving Yourself Enough Space

Ultimately, the bigger your outdoor kitchen space is, the more expensive it will be. This is because you’re paying for more materials and the labor to install them correctly. That doesn’t mean you should do everything you can to save money by keeping the space small. Think about your needs and the types of features you want to add to your kitchen when planning the design. Give yourself enough space to accommodate all the must-haves without the kitchen feeling cramped. Remember, the last thing you want to do is feel like you can’t cook outside because you lack the space.

2. Position Your Grill the Right Way

Outdoor kitchens double as entertainment spaces. This means you want to be able to feel like you’re part of the action while you’re cooking. Think about where your friends and family will be gathering anytime you’re outside. Then, make sure you position the grill so you’re facing the action, not turned away from it. This will make it easier for you to be involved in the conversation while you whip up your famous ribs or perfectly cooked steaks. 

3. Not Investing in Good Materials

Your budget is important, but that doesn’t mean you should cut corners on quality just to save money. When you do, you’ll end up with a high-maintenance design that won’t stand up to regular use. Instead, work with a professional design team and let them help you figure out where you can cut costs and which components are worth the extra money. When you do, you’ll end up with a kitchen you truly love using.

4. Ignoring Lighting

You wouldn’t dream of cooking in a dark or dimly lit kitchen. So, why would you want to cook in a poorly lit outdoor space? You wouldn’t! Invest in proper outdoor lighting for the space. Add task lighting around prep areas and grills so you can see what you’re doing even when the sun sets for the night. This will help you be able to use it longer throughout the year and makes the space more versatile.

Get Help With Your Design

If you’re looking to build an outdoor kitchen in your backyard, don’t try to handle it on your own. Schedule a consultation with the experts at Wild Irishman Tree and Landscape. We’ll help you figure out which components you want, which you need, and can bring your dreams to life in no time. Contact us today to see first-hand how we can help.
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