Making all weekends wonderful and all weeknights unique when the season is hot is easy with an outdoor kitchen. Now, when such a useful outdoor construction is paired with a nice swimming pool, the merits are numerous and the joyful moments endless.
It’s easy to picture these two structures side-by-side. Isn’t it? After all, the backyard kitchen is mostly used when it’s nice and warm. And so is the pool.
Now, this is just the headline of what comes to be the very best match of your backyard makeover.
The main advantages of marrying an outdoor kitchen & a pool?
• You can mix & match your favorite activities – swimming & cooking.
• You can entertain while prepping dinner, offering some quality time to your guests – by the pool.
• You stay close to the kids, while they are playing in and around the pool, without leaving the prep of dinner for later.
• If you are having a pool, you likely spend all your free time around it. Don’t you want to have the cold drinks just a step away?
• The designs of both outdoor kitchens and swimming pools are infinite. And so, you can use the space available in your backyard to transform the place into the very oasis you always dreamed of.
• When it comes to outdoor structures, there are no limitations. And so, you can also have a custom pergola built over the kitchen to provide some shelter from the sun, as you go in and out of the pool.
Having the outdoor kitchen built right next to the pool is not just convenient but also one great way to expand your activities. To give reasons for the whole family to remain outdoors for longer, especially if there’s a cover with a gazebo construction or a pergola.
How to plan your backyard kitchen by the pool?
Not all backyard renovations are the same. You may already have a pool and want to build the kitchen. Or you might want them both built from zero. How to make them work together to the utmost?
• Design-wise, pick the same style materials and matching colors for the whole backyard remodeling. There’s no need to stick to one material only. The idea is to match them nicely, like having the outdoor kitchen on deck – a wooden deck that will extend and go around the pool too. Or be matched with stone.
• Although the presence of an existing pool narrows your options as to the location, size, and shape of the kitchen, the ideas and possibilities are still a lot. Outdoor kitchens may have a U shape or be L-shaped. There might be a kitchen island long enough to run the pool’s length. And if there are space limitations, you can always build a backyard bar.
• Focus on the location of the kitchen, especially if the space is large and so your options are plenty. It’s good to have the kitchen close to the water. In fact, if the pool and the kitchen area are both big, you may have an opening where you can jump right in the water from the kitchen’s deck. But if the size is average, it’s best to keep a small distance so that all that water splashes won’t end up in your dishes.
• Don’t forget that you need space for both dining and relaxing. When your kitchen is right next to the pool, the activities are multiple. And so, you need the infrastructure for both a nice dinner but also for lying down, right under the sun. Build accordingly and buy outdoor furniture wisely.