The great Australian love affair with outdoor entertaining shows no sign of waning. If anything, it’s growing stronger – and more passionate – with each passing year.
Our long summer days and warm nights are ideal for outdoor entertaining – whether it’s a party with family and friends, or the simple pleasure of grilling a couple of juicy steaks after a hard day’s work.
Outdoor kitchens completely eliminate the need to run back and forth from the kitchen when preparing meals outdoors. The outdoor kitchen can incorporate the same fittings and finishes as an indoor kitchen, or you can opt for purpose-built products. Your options are endless, it can be built with storage cupboards, fully plumbed running water, electricity, gas or electric cook tops, built in barbeques, fridges, range hoods, dishwashers, deep fryers, pizza ovens, coffee machines and even beer taps.
It’s important that your outdoor kitchen supports your outdoor lifestyle and therefore the highest quality materials and construction methods are required. Quality, weather resistant cabinets and accessories are a must and they ensure your cooking environment stays naturally durable, functional and beautiful.
Outdoor kitchens range in price from $4000 to $15000 depending on your requirements. While the BBQ grill and counter space for preparing food are essential, a refrigerator and sink may not be. But including them can boost the value of your home by helping your outdoor kitchen qualify as a second kitchen. By simply knowing, for example, the number of family and friends you would entertain at an average barbecue and what style of cooking you like you can start to build a picture of how elaborate your outdoor kitchen needs to be.
An outdoor kitchen is all you need to transform your backyard into a year round living space for food, friends, family and fun.
Contact the team here at Darren James Interiors today to discuss your new outdoor kitchen.