4 Elements to Look for in an Outdoor Kitchen in a Luxury Home

Posted on: 29 May 2020

Outdoor kitchens have become a staple in luxury homes. These kitchens expand the living space that the property offers and they also create a unique and inviting area for entertaining guests and spending time with family. Just as all luxury homes are not the same, the design and specs of every outdoor kitchen also vary. If you are looking for a luxury home with an outdoor kitchen, learn about some of the features you should look for.

1. Covered Seating Area

The upgraded outdoor kitchens found in luxury homes generally have a covered kitchen area. However, to maximize your use of the space, look for a home with an extended covered area. An extended covered area will leave you with ample space to add a dining set or other furniture so that you can enjoy the meal you just cooked outside, without concern for the weather. 

2. Extra Storage

The convenience of an outdoor kitchen is that you can do almost everything you do inside, on the outside. However, doing so is only possible when you have the space to store all of your cooking equipment. Make sure the kitchen in the property has ample storage space, in the form of cabinets and drawers. You should also ensure the storage is waterproof so that in the event of bad weather, your gear remains in good condition. 

3. Space for Appliances

An upgraded outdoor kitchen should also have space for appliance installation. For a full outdoor kitchen, you want to have room for not only a grill, but also a dishwasher, sink, bar storage, and large refrigerator. If there is no space outside to install these appliances, you will find that you will have to travel back and forth into your house to retrieve the different items you plan to cook and serve. Having the appliance outside adds convenience.

4. Upgraded Materials

Make sure the outdoor kitchen is outfitted in high-quality materials, such as stone or granite. Lower quality materials might look good, but in terms of durability, they will not last as long, as the constant exposure to the sun and other elements could cause rapid damage. An upgraded kitchen outfitted with upgraded materials is the best way to go. 

If you want to purchase a luxury home with a fabulous outdoor kitchen, let your agent know. The agent will be more than happy to tailor your luxury home search to your exact specifications.