4 Ways to Design a Great Outdoor Kitchen

There's no better way to enjoy an evening at home in Portland than with a great outdoor atmosphere and great homemade food. That's why outdoor kitchens can be such a great addition to your home. The attractive, comfortable, a fully functional outdoor kitchens that the Portland masonry contractors at Sprenger Masonry can help you design and build will be the perfect outdoor living space for your home and your family.

Building an outdoor kitchen is no small feat, and you'll want to make sure that you're totally satisfied with the design. Here are a few tips to help you make sure that you get the most out of your new outdoor kitchen:

Start With the Basics

Of course, you probably have lots of big ideas for your new outdoor kitchen, but you should start out by making sure that you have the basics under control. Start by making sure you won't have to run back and forth from your indoor kitchen to your outdoor to while you're preparing food. The main things you need to include are:

  • A great food prep surface
  • Good lighting
  • Some shelter

If you want to go all out, you can also include food storage, sinks, and appliances.

Save Money With your Design

Outdoor kitchen can be very expensive to build, but if you plan carefully and work with our professionals to come up with some creative designs, you can get everything that your need for your Portland home without overspending. Our professionals can help you find the perfect design for whatever budget you have available for the project.

You can save money by sticking with the most basic amenities at least at the beginning of the project. Hold off on installing a refrigerator, for instance, and just begin with a permanently installed grilled and some quality counter space. From there, you can decide that other features you need most.

Add a Pizza Oven

A wood-fire brick oven is one of the greatest things you could add to your Portland home. Not only will you be able to bake perfect authentic Italian pizzas and excellent artisan breads, but there's not limit to the great things that you can cook with a wood-fired oven.

Our professional masonry contractors can help you design and build a great wood-fire oven to add a great flare to your outdoor kitchen.

Keep It Simple

Outdoor kitchens don't need to be extravagant, full-service kitchens. Depending on your particular needs, your Portland home's new outdoor kitchen could be as simple as a cart with storage and a small prep area near a permanently installed grill. Add the amenities that you need, but don't feel pressure to go overboard with the project.

If you're looking for masonry services in Portland, call Sprenger Masonry at 503-558-0330, or fill out our online request form.