Most people believe they can’t use an outdoor kitchen during winter and reserve it only for summertime parties or gatherings. If you plan the layout properly, it is easy to use it for everything from intimate family dinners to lively Christmas or New Year parties. A good outdoor kitchen will be comfortable and functional even when the temperatures drop. You just need to find the right contractor for the installation.
Implementing Shelter on an All Weather Outdoor Kitchen
An open-air kitchen is unsuitable for cold weather and can’t be used for winter parties. If you want to use this installation during all seasons, especially winter, make sure it has a roof on top. There are different kitchen roof options available in the market today. A canopy or pergola is great for kitchens in moderate climates. You can invest in roofs made of wood, or metal roofs provide excellent protection and are ideal if you need an all-weather outdoor kitchen.
Make sure the material is rated for winter conditions and is fireproof. There’s always a risk of fire if you use canopies that aren’t designed for kitchen use. Consult with an experienced professional about the different roof options available. Look for materials that will offer year-round protection, but will still fit into your budget.
Adding Heating Elements
Outdoor kitchens can become very cold, even when the stove or oven is on. That can compromise your cooking experience and make the kitchen useless during winter. Add a few heating elements like portable heaters, fireplaces, or fire pits. Fireplaces can serve a dual purpose of providing warmth and heat for a pizza oven. Fire pits look great and can provide warmth to a large group of people.
Make sure these heating elements are placed at the right locations and don’t make your kitchen unsafe. They should be away from sensitive kitchen appliances like refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, and stoves. Plan the layout carefully to ensure there’s enough room for movement inside the kitchen and warmth from heating elements penetrating every corner. These two elements ensure you have a functional all-weather outdoor kitchen in the backyard. Just hire an experienced and reliable installation contractor for the job. They will get the right materials and make sure the kitchen’s layout is comfortable. You can look at the contractor’s Why Us section to see what kind of services they provide.