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Inspiration For Your Outdoor Kitchen

Inspiration For Your Outdoor Kitchen

Grill kitchen

At Hinkle Hardscapes, we create outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and functional. We know that when homeowners in Kansas City come to us with ideas for a backyard retreat, they are looking for both a space to relax and enjoy their family as well as a space to entertain. Our outdoor kitchens are the perfect combination of functionality and elegant design, making the perfect addition to a backyard retreat.

One of the most functional of our hardscape designs, an outdoor kitchen, can be custom designed to fit the vision you have dreamed up for your backyard space. Some of the most popular elements in an outdoor kitchen include:

  • a firepit surrounded with a half wall for comfortable seating
  • a elaborate grilling system including a griddle
  • a brick pizza oven
  • ample counter space for food preparation and serving guests
  • a bar with a connection to the water line and a cooler for ice
  • a refrigerator for storing perishables and cold beverages
  • beautiful lighting and comfortable seating

As you can see, an outdoor kitchen is a hardscape design that is literally ready for entertaining with a moment’s notice, fully equipped with the basic appliances every homeowner needs for an outdoor party. There are many factors to consider when designing your outdoor kitchen, continue reading for inspiration for your outdoor kitchen design.

Function First

As homeowners begin to design their outdoor kitchen, we encourage them to begin by thinking about how they would like their backyard to function. If you plan to host large parties, it might be a good idea to make a grill and countertop the central element of your design. You will also want to make sure there are ample electrical outlets, room for seating, and a refrigerator for keeping drinks cool.

Consider Comfort

As a host, it is important that your guests are comfortable. When designing your outdoor kitchen, consider which elements will create a comfortable party space. Leave plenty of room for patio furniture in your design, and consider including additional seating by installing a half wall. If there isn’t plenty of natural shade provided by trees in your backyard, a pergola or awning is a great way to shield your guest from excessive sunlight during your party. If you are planning to host fall parties, you may also want to include room for outdoor heaters in your design.

Details and Design

Of course, at Hinkle Hardscapes, we make it our top priority to create a space that is not only functional but also elegant and beautiful to look at. Our team can help you select from a wide range of design options, including different patio materials and stains and stamps for concrete projects.

To learn more about designing an outdoor kitchen, click here or call 816-608-8870 to speak with a team member at Hinkle Hardscapes about scheduling an initial hardscape design consultation.

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