When you think of remodeling you don’t always think of your outdoor space first. This spring, bounce right into the summer by creating the perfect outdoor area for your home. With all that goes into a project like this it can seem intimidating at first. To help you along, here’s how to build the perfect outdoor bar and kitchen area.
A great way to begin your project is really creating a vision for what you want the space to feel like. Do you want to use salvaged materials? This can be a great way to be more cost efficient as well as give your space a rustic and lived in look right away. Or are you more of an industrial chic person who appreciates the crisp look of brand new countertops? Regardless of which you choose, it’s important to begin your project with a plan and a budget to keep yourself on schedule and honest about what you’re investing in.
Next, you’ll want to look at your home’s plumbing and figure out where may be the easiest to add onto that. Between appliances and electric, it’s easy to forget about plumbing placement, but this is an area that can make or break your budget. Once you’ve decided on a space, you can move on to choosing durable materials.
Since this is an outdoor bar and kitchen area, you’ll want to consider all of the factors that go into maintaining a good outdoor space. Start by choosing materials that are known for holding up well in the weather of your area, and continue by using proper finishes and sealants on all of your materials and appliances. This will keep you from having to replace things down the line as well as keep your outdoor space looking brand new for years to come.