Our team recently created this beautiful dream kitchen for a local family. The look is modern, and bright. What really makes it pop is the contrast in color. Our granite has the ability to transform any kitchen. If you have been thinking about remodeling, our design team would love to take you around our showroom, give inspiration, ideas and great deals on granite!
Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular. When the warm weather hits, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the weather and hosting their friends. Homeowners don’t want to be stuck inside sweltering kitchens. We’re sharing some of the most popular outdoor kitchen ideas homeowners have been craving.
Why outdoor kitchens?
A few years back, outdoor kitchens were primarily found on the grounds luxury homes. While there are amazing examples from high-end properties, outdoor kitchens are quickly becoming a mainstream amenity that the average homeowner is looking clamoring for, too.
As a contractor, it’s important to understand why people are choosing outdoor kitchens. Homeowners find them to be a more enjoyable experience for entertaining or even just cooking a family dinner. In a homeowner’s mind, an outside kitchen makes any meal feel like a special occasion.
Furthermore, property owners want their outdoor kitchen to feel like a room all its own. It’s not enough to just have a grill and fire pit, homeowners are seeking luxury amenities. They want granite and stone inlays. Homes already equipped with outdoor kitchen spaces are often looking to upgrade or add additional features and are willing to spend big money. Homeowners are looking for the top quality outdoor kitchen supplies at the best possible price.
Outdoor kitchen essentials
A stone bar with a granite or marble top will marvel guests when entertaining. Add features like beer and soda taps, a dedicated water line, and even a wine-chilling fridge. The options and additions associated with an outdoor kitchen bar are endless.
Custom designed cabinets
Home cooks don’t want to have to run to their indoor kitchen every time they need something. Custom cabinets allow for great outdoor storage from cooking utensils, to glassware, ingredients, and more. From stainless steel to marine grade polymer, there are plenty of weatherproof options to choose from.
Wood burning fireplace
While everyone enjoys a fire pit, outdoor kitchen owners are looking to do more than just grill hotdogs and hamburgers. They want wood burning fireplaces that not only allow for flame roasting gourmet meals, but also offer an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere as a centerpiece for entertaining. Make sure it’s wide and deep enough to double as a pizza oven.
Make sure it’s covered
Outdoor kitchens are meant to be enjoyed even when its raining. Make sure it’s covered with options including:
- Garden pergolas
Whatever the homeowner chooses there are plenty of options to fit all budgets.
An outdoor kitchen is a lot different than a backyard picnic. Homeowners don’t want their guests trampling their well maintained lawns. There are a number of waterproof flooring options that are aesthetically pleasing for an outdoor kitchen. Selections include:
- Contemporary concrete
- Stone textured concrete
- Old World
- Wood deck
Make sure the flooring option matches the rest of the outdoor kitchen.
This can be easily looked over, but it’s important to remember that most outside areas don’t have the electrical capacity to power a full working kitchen. Whether it’s simply adding outlets or totally retrofitting the wiring by adding entire circuits, there will most certainly be some electrical work needed. Some higher voltage wiring might also need added to power some of the more powerful kitchen appliances.
Outdoor kitchens can take whatever form a homeowner envisions. There is no right or wrong way to create an outdoor kitchen space. We mentioned many options above, but these options are only the beginning. Use your imagination to create the perfect space your client desires.
Countertops & More is making more homeowners dreams come true every day. It’s stunning how our granite can make a kitchen look so great. Our team makes the whole process incredibly satisfying. We are different from many companies in a few ways.
- We are able to walk you through our showroom, and allow you to see thousands of full sized slabs of granite and marble. Most companies aren’t able to do this with clients because they have a very limited selection.
- When you choose the perfect slab of granite, our team is able to schedule your countertop to be installed quickly. We don’t make you have to stress out about finding fabricators or installers. We have it all under one roof!
- We have the ability to match your tops with cabinets, and flooring. Our displays from top brand name cabinet makers like Kraft-Maid and Merrillat are beautiful & very convenient. Our flooring displays cover all the best designs from Mohawk and many more.
Now that you know why you should choose Countertops & More take a look at this weeks pick for top granite kitchen.
This kitchen granite countertop has stunning patterns all throughout. This gives the top a certain character & uniqueness. If you like this granite color, we have more like it. Simply give us a call, or come in!
You will notice more of the unique color patterns from this angle. One thing that makes this so popular is the way that it matches with almost anything. Our team would love to show you all the different types of cabinets and flooring to make sure you get an amazing looking kitchen.