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How to make an Asheville Outdoor Kitchen your Favorite Room

Kitchens are the heart of our homes, especially in a place with great weather like Asheville. An outdoor kitchen is a well-defined space that craves a culinary expereince, coziness, and functionality. Depending on the time of the year or a particular season – the outdoors has a mesmerizing charm that is enjoyed by everyone. Undoubtedly, humans have an affinity for nature. And what better way get from the indoors to an outdoor living space with a professionally designed and built outdoor kitchen? 

Contrary to an indoor kitchen – the outdoor space complements the overall aura of an outdoor kitchen. There is nothing more satisfying than enjoying a meal outside or cooking (especially if BBQing is your hobby) on your patio with family and friends. These outdoor kitchens will definitely add a unique element to your home’s form and function any time of year. 

The cost of building an outdoor kitchen depends on the material specifications and appliances you choose but there is almost one for every budget. Always remember when buying these – consider the durability of the materials used. Variation in materials is a great way to add a touch of character to this space. A wide array of options – stone, brick, are some of the most authentic and beautiful, and popular varieties. Granite countertops, patio pavers, or wooden decking, great table and chairs are the perfect way to add depth to your outdoor kitchen. For an added touch of privacy, you could add lattices and raised pergolas in contrasting materials too. 

Orienting the kitchen in the best direction possible is necessary while keeping in mind the concept of the ‘golden triangle’. Placing the stove, refrigerator and sink at an optimum distance to allow for easy cooking. There are various outdoor appliances to make your outdoor kitchen every bit as useable as your indoor kitchen. We can help you select the best outdoor products based on your budget, from outdoor grills, flat-top grills to smokers, outdoor fridges, keg coolers, pizza ovens, even wine fridges. 

And If you are looking to host larger gatherings, let’s say, 4th of July BBQ, Thanksgiving dinners, or alfresco feasts – there is no doubt in building a free-standing pavilion or pergola to help with weather and sun while enhancing those events and a great sense of inside out. 

Depending on your personality and design style – you could choose from a simple minimalist outdoor kitchen to a rustic farmhouse style or even a contemporary feel.  Adding a pop of color and ample plush and soft upholstery to the seating will further enhance the kitchen’s appearance and add comfort. Similarly, sturdy decorative patio pavers are an important aesthetical element in your outdoor living space to give you a solid foundation for a great outdoor living experience. 

Give us a call anytime to talk about your ideas and options for an amazing outdoor kitchen to enjoy for years to come.