Summer is fast approaching, but you still have enough time remodel your existing outdoor kitchen. Here are few simple upgrades that will make a huge impact on your outdoor kitchen remodel.
Consider a New Grill
Think about the types of food you’ll be cooking and for how many people, and how often. The ideal size of grill you need will vary based on whether you’ll be hosting lots of guests or mainly just cooking for your family. If you use your grill to cook both entrees and side dishes, you’ll need more surface space than if you mainly use it for single meat entrees like steak or pork chops.
Upgrade Your Prep Space
Counter space is something many people underestimate. In order to ensure your outdoor kitchen doesn’t feel cramped, you should allow for at least 2 feet of counter space for food prep. If you have limited room, consider creating a dual-purpose space. A bar top with stools can double as a prep space and eating area. Don’t forget that your prep counters must be able to withstand the elements. Water, freezing, and sunlight can all of these can cause serious damage. There is simply no other option as strong as granite countertops for an outdoor kitchen. Properly sealed granite will resist mold or mildew and won’t crack during an overnight January freeze. At Premier Surfaces, we strongly recommend using granite countertops in Atlanta outdoor kitchens, and any other area with hot, humid summers.
Modernize Your Living Space
If you have a lot of space to work with, consider living-room-style outdoor furniture with plush cushions arranged around a firepit. Even just replacing the cushions on your existing furniture can give your outdoor kitchen an updated look. If your space is more limited, think tall and slender when it comes to furniture. Bar tops with stools or long tables with benches can help you comfortably fit several guests in a small space.
An upgraded grill, trendy new outdoor furniture and premium countertops will completely overhaul the look of your outdoor kitchen. By using quality materials, like granite countertops, your new outdoor kitchen will be able to withstand anything the weather can throw at it. At Premier Surfaces, we offer Atlanta granite countertop design, selection, and installation. Contact us today to get started on your new outdoor kitchen that will wow your friends and family.
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