You love to cook outside and do it as often as possible. Now that you've decided it's time to have your own outdoor kitchen. But where do you start? How did you come up with these great ideas?
Believe it or not, the best place to start is with you and your family. Make a list of the things that you think are most needed in your outdoor kitchen, then make a list of the things that you think will be useful. For example, most families agree that a good backyard grill is a must, but want to bake bread, cakes and pizza outside too? Then you want the stove to burn wood too. You may even want to add an outdoor fireplace for the guests to gather, the dining area, and of course,access door.
Once you're armed with your list, create a budget by carefully considering how much you can afford to pay for that outdoor kitchen.
One thing that can be very beneficial for you is visiting showrooms with different kitchen layouts. This will give you some ideas for your own outdoor kitchen, even if you choose part of several floor plans.
Before you start building, you may want to have at least a rough blueprint of what your kitchen design will look like, and you may even want to sketch or paste the actual dimensions of your kitchen area. This gives you a chance to get a feel for what your kitchen looks like and how functional it is.
Keep in mind that there are many sources for your ideas, and don't be afraid to add some of yours. After all, you want your kitchen to be a functional, unique, and fun place to cook outdoors.