The outdoor kitchen is one of the most sought-after outdoor living space amenities. It’s a staple in most of our designs these days, and it makes a stunning focal point for any outdoor oasis.
An outdoor kitchen can be a great addition to any backyard. It allows you to entertain guests while cooking and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Not only that, but it can also add value to your home. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your needs.
With the BPI Outdoor Living design team by your side, you don’t have to sort through the options on your own. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the different types of backyard outdoor kitchens and our clients’ favorite amenities to help you make an informed decision.
The outdoor kitchen essentials
The first type of outdoor kitchen to consider is the basic grill station. This is a simple setup that includes a grill, a countertop, and a few basic amenities, but there are a ton of options to make this feature truly custom to your needs.
It’s perfect for those who enjoy grilling and want a dedicated space for it. However, it doesn’t have the same level of luxury as other outdoor kitchens.
Next up is the barbeque island. This type of outdoor kitchen typically includes a grill, a sink, and a countertop. It’s great for those who enjoy outdoor cooking and entertaining. It’s also a great option if you want to add a bar area to your backyard.
The ultimate outdoor kitchen
For true foodies, we often recommend the full kitchen package. This is the most elaborate type of outdoor kitchen and includes amenities such as a grill, a sink, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a countertop. It’s perfect for those who enjoy hosting large gatherings and want a complete outdoor cooking and entertaining space.
Many clients choose to add additional amenities, like a pizza oven, rotisserie, kegerator, and or a built-in ice maker. They’re not essential, but they can be a nice touch to enhance your outdoor kitchen experience.
Outfitting your outdoor living space to your taste
Your perfect outdoor kitchen goes beyond basic appliances. We work with you to choose amenities for your lifestyle, such as built-in seating, lighting, and sound systems.
Another popular option is an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. These are great for creating a cozy ambiance and can be used for cooking and entertaining.
When it comes to choosing the right outdoor kitchen for your backyard, the key is to consider your specific needs and preferences. During the BPI design process, we help you determine how you plan to use the space and what amenities are most important to you. Together, we create a custom kitchen design that’s ideal for your backyard and lifestyle.
Whether you’re a serious chef, a lover of entertaining, or simply looking to enjoy your backyard more, the options are endless. Request a design consultation with a BPI Landscape Architect to get started on your perfect outdoor kitchen.