If you enjoy cooking outdoors in your backyard, you’re not alone. In fact, more and more families are spending time in their backyards, entertaining friends and families, especially when the weather is mild and suitable for being outside. If you’re planning to build a new home in Tampa, you may be wondering which outdoor kitchen components to include. Here are some of the most popular outdoor kitchen appliances and features that you might want to consider:
A grill is undoubtedly the most essential outdoor kitchen appliance. There are a variety of grills available on the market, so you’ll need to decide what type of grill will best suit your needs in your new home. Gas grills are the most popular, but if you’re looking for a more affordable option, charcoal grills are also an option.
Most people enjoy smoked food whether it’s beef, pork, chicken, lamb or fish. Believe it or not, there are some well less know foods that can be smoked including eggs, olives, mac and cheese, vegetables, and even ice cream! If you enjoy smoked food, then a smoker would be a great addition to your outdoor kitchen. There are many different types of smokers available, but some popular ones include cold smokers, hot smokers, or handheld smokers.
A pizza oven is another fun addition to any outdoor kitchen, especially if you love pizza and enjoy making your own! There are four different types of outdoor pizza ovens that come in different sizes, including wood, gas, coal, and stainless steel. Do some research and decide which one is best for your style of pizza making!
An outdoor refrigerator comes in handy to keep your food and drinks cold when you’re cooking outdoors. With an outdoor refrigerator you won’t have to constantly go in and out to grab a cold drink or whatever it is you’re grilling, smoking, or baking in your pizza oven. You can store the ingredients in your outdoor fridge and make life easier. Types of refrigerators include built-in, freestanding, and mini-fridges.
Sinks and Faucets
An outdoor sink is a true convenience. Imagine not having to go inside or use a hose to wash your hands and dishes while you’re cooking outdoors. There are stainless steel single bowl sinks, double bowl sinks, and a number of faucet styles including pot fillers.
Outdoor cabinets conveniently store your outdoor cooking supplies, utensils, plates, and small appliances. There are many different types of outdoor cabinets available – all of which are designed to withstand the elements, as well as easy clean ups and maintenance.
Countertops provide a place to prep your food and drinks when you’re cooking outdoors. Some options include natural stone, concrete, granite, quartz, butcher block, stainless steel, and marble. People who are looking for a countertop that can withstand the hot summer sun, is highly durable, and fade resistant are often drawn to the benefits of granite.
When planning your outdoor kitchen in your new home in Tampa, consider the components that accommodate your lifestyle, the climate you live in, and cooking preferences.
New Legacy Homes can help with creating very own new home, as well as an outdoor kitchen that you and your family will enjoy for many years to come.