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How to create an outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchens might not be very common nor they represent a must have for the majority of us, but they can be a wonderful addition or extension for the house, especially during the summer. There are plenty of ways in which you can organize and decorate an outdoor kitchen and some of them are quite simple.

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The first thing you need to keep in mind when choosing the furniture for your outdoor kitchen is that outdoor furniture is very different from that used for the indoor areas. You need to make sure it’s crafter with weather-resistant materials and it would also be best to be placed in a protected area. As for the décor you should use, there are several possibilities.

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A kitchen, whether it’s indoors out outdoors, needs a storage area. An outdoor cabinet would be wonderful. And since we’re talking about storage, a kitchen island would also be very useful. Decorating an outdoor kitchen is not very different from decorating a regular kitchen.

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The materials are different and the background but the rest is basically the same.Since you’ll have an outdoor kitchen, it would be a nice idea to also have an outdoor dining area. All you need is a table and some stools. You can place there on the patio or in a covered area. Also, since the kitchen is outdoors, where people usually have barbeques with their friends, including a fire pit or grill into the kitchen décor would be an essential element.

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Installing all the kitchen appliances can get difficult and tricky. This is why a specialist should be your first option. You can design and make the furniture by yourself and you have the freedom of choosing everything from the color, the location, the materials, the style to the specific pieces of furniture you need but the technical part requires specialized knowledge so it’s best to ask a professional. However, keep in mind that an outdoor kitchen should be first of all practical and functional, easy to use and comfortable. And since it’s outdoors, you should consider using nature-inspired colors to make it blend in.{picture sources:1,2,3,4 and 5}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 12, 2012

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Simona Ganea
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