With summer right around the corner, it’s time to add to your living space! An outdoor kitchen is great for entertaining, can increase the value of your home, and can help you lower your utility bills.
A perfect focal feature for your backyard, the outdoor kitchen is the ideal place to gather for a family meal without kicking your A/C into overdrive while ensuring cooking odors stay outside.
Here are a few materials to consider for your outdoor kitchen counters:
- Granite is reliable, solid, and available in a variety of styles.
- Steel, while expensive, is sleek, heat and rust resistant, and durable.
- Patio tiles are less expensive, easier to replace, and come in uniquely beautiful designs.
- Wood, while requiring more frequent upkeep, is great for a natural look.
- Stone is a highly customizable option as it comes in many sizes, shapes, and finishes.
- Tyndall Stone is fantastic for an elegant, rustic style.
Tips for Maintaining an Outdoor Kitchen:
- Protect your countertops
- Clean your grill regularly
- Cover your patio furniture
- Protect your space from yard debris
- Disconnect utilities when not in use