There’s no doubt that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Enjoying a meal al fresco is one of the true pleasures to enjoy during warmer Midwest months.  Whether it’s barbecuing on your patio or preparing dinner under the stars, people will be delighted to receive an invitation to your outdoor kitchen. Let us take your outdoor cooking experience to the next level! As you prepare to bring your dream to reality:

Here are some things to consider when creating your dream outdoor kitchen!

1. Location of your outdoor kitchen

Proximity, functionality and convenience are factors that will help you determine the precise location of your outdoor kitchen. Determine what is most important to you when preparing your meal and/or hosting an event. For example, do you want quicker access to indoor amenities by being closer to the house or do you want this outdoor space to feel like a separate oasis removed from the home by a short walk? 

Ground durability and elevation is also important to ensure any appliances you install are secure. We can help you determine the best location to ensure safety.

2. The appliances you’d want to incorporate

Appliances such as a pizza oven, flat-top grill, or smoker enhance your cooking area and bring that extra ‘wow’ factor to the outdoor dining experience. You’ll be equipped to prepare mouthwatering menus with these specialty appliances. We can even help take your entertainment space to another level by adding on a refrigerator, ice machine, and an outdoor sink. 

With appliances comes the need for connections to existing plumbing and fuel lines so keep that in mind when designing – especially when thinking about the location of your kitchen.

3. Consider how big you want this space to be

Outdoor kitchens allow space for more cooks or helping hands with preparing food, mixing drinks, grilling, and cleaning up. By adding additional counter space, guests can enjoy food, drinks and socializing while not taking over the space needed for meal prep, bartending, etc. We can help you make the most out of this space as we work with you in the design phase.

4. Dream big!

With the NL Group team of skilled artisans, your vision will soon become a reality. If you can dream it, we can build it. One of our expert designers will set up a time to get together with you and listen to all of the needs and goals for your space. We will put together a very detailed, custom quote, which we create from scratch, specific to you and your vision. Reach out to us to start the conversation today!

Looking to enhance your outdoor space to create a stunning entertainment area? We can help you turn this dream into a reality!

About The NL Group

The NL Group is a premier landscaping and design firm dedicated to providing excellence in landscape management for homeowners in Barrington, Illinois, and throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Let us turn your outdoor kitchen dream into reality.  Contact us today!