Spring 2022 Time to Head Outdoors!
Spring is here and we’re loving the warmer, longer days. It’s the best time to head outdoors while temps are still comfortable. Longer days allow for extended outdoor entertaining with blooming trees and flowers providing a gorgeous backdrop. Now- let’s talk about outdoor kitchens, appliances, counters and more!
Planning for your Kitchen
Creating a comprehensive plan is the first step when considering the design for any space and an outdoor Kitchen has the additional complication of being exposed to the elements, so careful and detailed planning is essential.
Scope– First off, let’s figure out what your objectives are for the space and how you like to entertain. What components are you looking to incorporate- appliances, sink, seating area, lighting, etc. Make a detailed list of your wants and needs- you can always pare back if necessary.
Budget– The next step is to decide on a budget. Be realistic with your budget – in this market everything is more expensive and pricing can change weekly. Along with that, lead times for higher end appliances can take up to a year due to all the supply chain issues, so be prepared for delays.
Location– Locating appliances closer to the house is ideal when accessing plumbing and electrical lines and offers easier access when carrying items between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Style / Shape– Most likely, you’ll want to coordinate materials with the style of your home. Factor in those items when making selections.
- Shape– Linear, U or L- shape
- Frame Finish– Stucco, Stone, Metal, Wood, etc.
- Countertop– Stone, Cement, Tile and “ultra-compact” Surfaces such as Neolith and Dekton
Products– create a list of appliances, storage and accessories you’d like to include in your design:
- BBQ / Grill / Power Burner
- Ventilation (if enclosed)
- Pizza Oven
- Refrigeration Icemaker
- Wine Cooler or (Beer) Kegerator
- Sink & Faucet
- Storage / Trash Bins / Paper Towel Holder
Lynx is just one company offering quality appliances for your outdoor needs. Check out their site below.
Lighting & Entertainment– with so many options available in LED and water-rated light fixtures, there is something for everyone!
- Overhead lighting / Fans
- Paver Lights
- Flatscreen TV
Things to do in the O.C. Spring 2022
issed recommendations for Mother’s Day celebrations- hope all you Mama’s had a wonderful day! Happy Fathers Day to you Dad’s out there. Here are a few suggestions for the remainder of May and June:
Mission Fest is San Juan Capistrano’s premier music, food, and wine event featuring live music, games and activities, beer and wine, and more. Musical performances by Chase Rice.