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Creating An Outdoor Kitchen In Your Backyard

Check out a few tips for creating your own outdoor kitchen.

Check out a few tips for creating your own outdoor kitchen.

During the spring and summer, we want to spend as much time outside in the sun as possible. There’s nothing better than enjoying a meal with family in the backyard on a nice day, but it can be a pain to carry everything in and out from the kitchen. Outdoor kitchens are the perfect solution, as they allow you to enjoy more time in the fresh air while eating, watching TV, or just relaxing in the comfortable outdoor living area.

Identify Goals For The Outdoor Space

Outdoor kitchens vary depending on your wants and needs, so before starting the project, it’s important to identify your goals for the space. For instance, do you want to be able to use the kitchen year-round, even in the cold winter months? If you are primarily using the kitchen for grilling, do you need other appliances or just a grill? If you want to entertain large groups and host dinner parties, how much seating will you need? These questions should all be answered before going forward with the project.


The next important step is to decide on the location of the outdoor kitchen, as you want it to be as accessible as possible. Many homeowners choose an area that is close to the back door, patio, or deck to allow easy access in and out of the home. Also, look for an area that is partially covered to provide shade and weather protection, and allows for proper smoke ventilation.

Small Or Big Kitchen

The amount of space you need will depend on your answers above, ranging from a small area with a table and grill to an expansive kitchen with multiple appliances and seating. Many outdoor kitchens include a grill, refrigerator, sink, and bar to cover all the bases. The outdoor kitchen is similar to an indoor kitchen- you should have a food preparation area, a cooking area, and an entertaining area.

Outdoor Spaces from Smith & Son’s

At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. We take pride in what we do, and we know that you will too. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Baltimore County areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-410-245-5954 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.

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