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What to Choose for Your Alfresco Kitchen

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Are you considering upgrading your barbecue area to entertain friends in style? Then an alfresco kitchen is almost certainly on your list. A well-designed outdoor kitchen offers additional space to your house, essentially like an extra room. It also adds considerably to the value of your property.

Deciding what you need for your alfresco kitchen can be tricky. So here is a quick guide to help you choose the right essentials to make your outdoor space a perfect dining and entertaining area.

Choosing The Right Barbeque

The BBQ is the showpiece of the outdoor kitchen. People congregate, mingle, and admire the chef's talents in the barbeque area. 

Whether you prefer a built-in device, a freestanding unit, or something different, like a smoker or charcoal kamado, the BBQ is certain to be the focal point of any outdoor kitchen, 

Barbecue Size

Choosing the proper size can be challenging. As a general guideline, it is advisable to take into account a unit that is a little larger than what you anticipate being needed. 

For precise heat management, the individually controlled burners essentially divide your grill into several cooking zones. 

When preparing a quick family meal, you may cook smaller portions using only the necessary BBQ burners, while still having the option to use the entire grill area when entertaining.

Barbecue Fuel

The fuel source is yet another crucial aspect to take into account. 

  • It will be more economical in the long term to connect the BBQ to your home's gas plumbing if it is natural gas-powered. 
  • An LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) type is more suited if you're searching for a portable grill that you can move about your outdoor space or take with you on vacation. 

These units are often compact and lightweight enough to carry and are simple to detach from the gas source.

Outdoor Benches and Cabinetry

Naturally, you need long-lasting and durable cabinets and hardware.

Stainless steel is a first-rate material that does not rust and needs minimal maintenance.

Ensure that door and drawer handles are also rustproof. Solid brass is an excellent choice and adds a decorative finish.

Consider an Alfresco Fridge

An outdoor fridge will help convert any BBQ area into an effortless cooking area., as everything is close at hand.

When you throw a party, beverages might take up a lot of space in your main refrigerator, so an outside fridge frees up that space.

The fridge should be Installed in a well-ventilated space to minimize stress on the unit.

Choose from a wide variety of door styles — single or double, glass-fronted, and sliding or hinged.

Reach out to a local contractor to learn more about alfresco kitchens.