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4 Things to Consider When Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Have you ever thought about the possibilities of building an outdoor kitchen?

Your very own area outside with enough room to entertain the whole family as well as your friends!

Someplace where the cook isn’t stuck inside cooking and missing out on the fun and festivities happening outside without them!

And this is where an outdoor kitchen will be absolutely perfect: it’s a fun way to entertain guests and heck, you’ll be saving money in the long run because dining out just won’t have that much appeal anymore.

With such an amazing investment, you have to be sure though to pick out top quality items. After all, these items will give you a lifetime of memories and enjoyment, so make sure to choose accordingly.

Building an outdoor kitchen with a roof to keep the bad weather at bay might not be such a bad idea, and because you’re cooking outside, your home will stay fresh from any smoke.

Bottom line: the best part of deciding whether or not to be building an outdoor kitchen is that you get to pick out everything you love and want to use!

You have the absolute free range of designing and building an outdoor kitchen any way you want, with whatever you want.

Hang on – before you actually start building your new outdoor haven, here are 4 things you might just want to consider:

(1) Building an Outdoor Kitchen: The Outdoor Refrigerator

No kitchen is really a kitchen without a refrigerator. With so many to choose from you’ll have a ball deciding which fridge will suit your needs.

As for as size is concerned that is completely up to you.

(2) Building an Outdoor Kitchen: The Flatscreen TV

We South Africans love our sports and no matter what the season, there’s always some match on.

A flatscreen TV hoisted up on a high wall is a sure fire way to get all the sports fans to come over for some supper or pizzas. They won’t be missing out on their sport or the great company.

(3) Building an Outdoor Kitchen: The Pizza Oven

Whenever pizza is involved, you know people are going to have a great time. So, if you decide to get a pizza oven, you will not regret it.

Imagine Friday night pizzas with the family and all the recipes you could try out until you find your favourites.

Nowadays you can even choose the colour of the pizza oven dome, so it will fit in with the surrounding décor!

There’s no doubt about it: a pizza oven will be a hit with your friends and family. This is definitely one item that you cannot go wrong with.

(4) Building an Outdoor Kitchen: The Sink

What an obvious thing to mention: you can’t have a kitchen without a sink you think as you roll your eyes.

Yet, this is one bit of the planning that might take a little longer than you initially thought. Doing the proper research will keep you ahead of schedule and nowadays there are gorgeous sinks to choose from.

Plus, having a sink outside will keep you from indoors every time you need to rinse something or wash your hands.

Planning will take time but it will be so worth it when it’s done!

And who knows?

Next Christmas, you might have the entire family over for a delicious outdoor festive day!


While these are only a few things to consider when you’re thinking about building an outdoor kitchen, there are plenty of other great ideas as well! Have you taken the route of building an outdoor kitchen yourself? How’s the experience been? Feel free to share with us in the comments below!

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