Summertime is almost here; can you smell the burgers on the grill?!
Now is the time to get your patio ready for summer. Pedigo Construction still has time to make all of your outdoor dreams come true, specializing in outdoor kitchens, pergolas, arbors, fireplaces, firepits, and more. When thinking through your outdoor kitchen, here are 5 essentials you cannot leave out:
1. Room to Breathe
One of the beautiful things about adding an outdoor kitchen or patio is that it adds square feet of living space – at a fraction of the cost. Resist the urge to skimp on space, and make sure there is ample room to move, prep food, and mingle. You want the space to flow naturally between lounging, eating, and prepping zones.
This probably goes without saying for an outdoor kitchen, but it goes beyond just having a grill. Make sure you consider how your family will be using the grill, how often, how many people you will be cooking for regularly, etc. A nice, 36” grill with infared technology should do the trick for most outdoor kitchens spaces.
3. Ample Counter Space
Plan to have a minimum of 12 inches of counter space on each side of the grill, allowing plenty of room for prepping and handling the food. Make sure these surfaces can withstand hot platters, using materials like stone, concrete, or tile.
4. Patio Covering
In Texas, the summer heat is sweltering. When creating a Plano outdoor kitchen, leave room in the budget for a pergola, arbor, or patio cover that not only adds a “wow” factor to your outdoor space, but shields you from the rays. Find a contractor that specializes in designing spaces that seamlessly blend with the rest of your home.
5. The Details
It’s the little things that set your patio apart from the rest and give you less headaches in the future. How will you get music to your outdoor kitchen? What about electricity? Do you need fans or lighting? Work through all the seemingly small details of the outdoor space and build in functionality wherever possible.
Not sure where to begin on your Plano outdoor kitchen? Call Pedigo Construction today! We still have time to make your backyard an oasis before summertime is here. Our team of experts will guide you through every step of the process, working out the details so that you don’t have to!