Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular, especially in Georgia where you can use them pretty much year-round! They provide a unique cooking experience, encourage more time spent outdoors, and are a great spot to host guests. When designing an outdoor kitchen, you must also consider 3 things: what materials you want it to be constructed with, what amenities you want to add to it, and if you want to be able to use it at night. By taking these 3 things into consideration, you will end up with a beautiful outdoor kitchen that will be equipped with everything you want.

1. Choosing the Materials for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Stainless steel appliance added to granite outdoor kitchen in Woodstock, GA.

An outdoor kitchen can enhance your outdoor living space, and the materials you choose can accommodate your sense of style and add to its aesthetic appeal. However, while looks are important, you should also consider a material's durability and maintenance requirements; can it withstand the unpredictable Georgia weather and last for a long time? Is it easy to clean and keep maintained? Fortunately, you can get the best of both worlds; some common beautiful, durable, and easily maintainable materials include:

  • Granite: Granite is a durable material that can withstand heat and won't stain or grow mildew/mold if it's sealed.
  • Natural stone: Natural stone options include marble, limestone, flagstone, and more. These materials can withstand the elements and are built to last.
  • Stainless steel: Stainless steel is a great material option, as it's known to be long-lasting and easy to clean and maintain.

2. What amenities will allow you to get the most out of your outdoor kitchen?

Sink installed with outdoor kitchen in Alpharetta, GA.

The beauty of designing an outdoor kitchen is getting the opportunity to customize it to achieve your overall goal. With several different amenity options to choose from, you can install the ones that will allow you to get the most out of your outdoor kitchen. Some popular amenities for outdoor kitchens include:

  • Grills: You can grill your food for its signature smoky flavor.
  • Pizza ovens: Pizza ovens offer a unique cooking experience and are set at high temperatures to perfection.
  • Stoves: You can eliminate the trip inside to cook stovetop food to make cooking outside easy and convenient.
  • Refrigerators: Refrigerators provide easier access to perishables and cold drinks while cooking outside.
  • Sinks: Sinks make meal preparation and cleanup more efficient.

3. You Can Use Your Kitchen at Night With Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting install for outdoor kitchen in Milton, GA.

In Georgia, your outdoor kitchen is functional all year, but not all day; its use is limited to the hours the sun is out. Fortunately, you can install outdoor lighting to make it functional at night! With unrestricted access to your outdoor kitchen, you can host guests, cook food, and make memories outside even after the sun has set. Outdoor lighting can also highlight its beauty and make it a focal point of your outdoor living space!

Many hardscaping companies that install outdoor lighting use LED bulbs because they're long-lasting and energy-efficient.

Give us a call today to sign up for our outdoor kitchen installation service!

If you want to design a fully customizable outdoor kitchen, you've come to the right place! At O'Neill Landscape Group, we have been installing outdoor kitchens since 2008 and we use high-quality, durable materials that will also complement your aesthetic style. We offer several amenity options that you can add to your outdoor kitchen to make cooking outside easy and convenient. We can also install outdoor LED lighting if you want to use your kitchen at night!

We offer our outdoor kitchen installation service to residential, commercial, and HOA properties in and around Woodstock, Roswell, and Alpharetta, GA. Call us today at (770) 627-5012 to sign up!