Bringing families together
There’s a reason it’s the central hub of your home. A kitchen is the nucleus of any family – it’s where you bonded with your grandmother while kneading bread or mixing cookie dough. It’s where your little ones sneak treats when they think you’re not looking. It’s where you consoled your teen after their first heartbreak.
Your kitchen is the heart and soul of family conversations – over morning coffee or an end-of-the-day glass of wine. From family get togethers to parties with friends, this is where you share birthday memories, where you toil over Christmas dinner, and where you escape to indulge in a special treat after a hard day.
So, when you plan your outdoor living space, your outdoor kitchen should serve the same purpose as the kitchen inside your home; be a central hub for your family.
As the saying goes, “form follows function.” For a great outdoor kitchen that you will truly love and enjoy for many years to come, design around “functionality.” In other words, around the needs of your family. And while all families have things in common, there’s some key differences too. Depending on your family’s unique needs, there are four functional zones to a well-designed outdoor kitchen that you should consider, and these are: COOKING AND GRILLING AREA ENTERTAINING AREA
PREP AREA SERVING/PRESENTATION AREA
Which of these areas you include and how you lay each out are crucial to the design of your outdoor kitchen. If you get these zones right you will absolutely love your outdoor kitchen!