When you are trying to come up with some backyard transformation ideas, think about the possibility of building an outdoor kitchen. As the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and the night breeze is rather refreshing and not annoying, an outdoor kitchen will make the backyard your personal paradise.
Having second thoughts? Wondering how can a simple outdoor kitchen installation transform your backyard into a haven? We hear you. And are ready to offer answers, explanations, and ideas on how to transform the backyard with an outdoor kitchen.
Outdoor kitchens have much more than a simple grill
A grill in the backyard is great. You throw some meat and enjoy your dinner solo or with friends. But that’s nothing to do with outdoor kitchens. The whole point is to get an outdoor kitchen as cozy as the one indoors. And if you think about it, that includes plenty of stuff – an outdoor oven, a nice & comfortable countertop, storage space, shelves, a great sink, an outdoor fridge – the whole package.
Basically, the outdoor kitchen contractor will create a full room – with the only difference that it will be in the backyard. How small or big the outdoor kitchen countertop will be, it depends on the yard space available and of course, on your personal preferences. But the fact remains that it will transform the backyard entirely. After all, a kitchen is a kitchen. It occupies some space. And then, you may decide to add a roof over your head – hence, expanding the livable area and also, the months you’ll stay outdoors, especially if you also add a firepit or fireplace.
Outdoor kitchens don’t come alone
Outdoor kitchens come along with all sorts of bells & whistles to make them comfortable. Although in the narrow sense, the phrase “outdoor kitchen” includes the counter, the sink and everything that comprises the kitchen, there’s much more than meets the eye. If you are going to build an outdoor kitchen, you will also need a dining table and chairs. If there’s no deck in the backyard, you might consider building a deck or a patio to make the area neater, cleaner.
And there’s more. If there’s enough space, you may also decide to create a small outdoor living room right next to the kitchen so that you can entertain your friends in greater comfort. As you can see, we keep expanding and transforming the backyard – all due to the outdoor kitchen. And that’s absolutely natural.
Clearly, you have already built a house replica right in your backyard. You have a kitchen with a table and chairs, and you have a sitting area. The transformation is enormous. And there’s more to come.
You can expand your ideas and transform the backyard every year
Once you get started with your outdoor kitchen construction and witness your backyard transforming into your “summer home”, it won’t be long before you come up with new ideas for further transformations. Depending on the backyard’s size and shape, you may plan the construction of a pool. Or building a pergola. Or splitting the outdoor area in activity sections.
You can beautify your outdoor kitchen with beautiful lights and garlands, hooks, a bar – anything that will help you feel cozier and socialize better.
Over the years, you may change the colors of the upholstery, making the sitting area look different every other summer. You can add a pond or a hammock, or enlarge the current outdoor kitchen for even more gatherings, more friends, more nights out. It’s true what they say; the more the merrier. And when your surrounding is inspiring & the outdoor kitchen has everything you need, your comfy sofa in the living room won’t be as inviting anymore. Why should it? You’ll have all the comfort in the world in the backyard; a backyard that can be transformed with a few essential moves. All it takes to get started is an outdoor kitchen.