In recent years, outdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular, giving homeowners the opportunity to easily entertain family and friends. Two of the most important elements to consider when building an outdoor living space include having a basic plan for your outdoor living space and knowing how much you can afford to spend.
Along with having a patio and grill for your outdoor living space, you can also choose from a range of other options, including a fireplace, brick oven, water features, and built-in cabinets. If you are on a tight budget, it is usually possible to have your outdoor kitchen completed in phases.
One important thing that is overlooked is to remember to include usable counter space in your outdoor living space plans, regardless of how spacious or small your space may be. Doing so will help to ensure you have plenty of space to work.
Additionally, if your outdoor kitchen will be located some distance from your home, allow space for storage to keep items like grill equipment, spices, and paper towels. This will ensure you have everything you need easily at hand and prevent the need to keep running back and forth between your indoor kitchen and your outdoor kitchen.
When it comes to furniture for your outdoor living space, we recommend concrete furniture, which is a smart investment in terms of long-term durability as well as functionality for your space. There are even options available to mimic the look of real wood, perfect for those who like the durability offered by concrete but prefer the warm and inviting look of wood.
Finally, consider a cover for your kitchen to enhance durability and give you more flexibility in being able to use your outdoor living space even when the weather may not be as agreeable as you would like.