Simple Tips To Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen


Outdoor Kitchen Materials

Learn how to design your dream outdoor kitchen!

Summer is officially here, which means it is time to take full advantage of your landscape.  Right now is the perfect time to take your kitchen from inside your home and into your backyard.  Designing an outdoor kitchen allows you to extend your living space and creates an area for entertaining.  Luckily, there are a few simple tips you can follow so that you have luxurious and fully functional outdoor kitchen.

Focus On Materials

When it comes to designing your outdoor kitchen, you need to take time choosing the materials that will be incorporated in, as well as surrounding, the space.  You want to choose materials that are low maintenance as well aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Natural stone is often used in outdoor kitchens because it creates a strong base for the appliances and other features to stand on.  You should look into incorporating natural stone flooring, as well as islands, into your outdoor kitchen.

Consider Appliances

You need to take time in choosing the specific appliances you want to install into your outdoor kitchen.  Your kitchen can be as simple or intricate as you want depending on the appliances. It is common for the focal point of an outdoor kitchen to be the grill.  If you will be using your outdoor kitchen frequently, it is best to install a built-in refrigerator so that you can access ingredients and other items quickly.  It is always good to have an ice maker in your outdoor kitchen so that you can keep guests hydrated and cool.

Light It Up

An important element of any outdoor kitchen is the lighting you choose to install in and around the space.  You want to incorporate task and ambiance lighting into your kitchen, which will be necessary at night. Make sure you have lighting around your grill and other important areas of your kitchen.  You also want lighting that will enhance the look of your kitchen while you are entertaining guests. The professionals at TDH Landscaping can assist you in incorporating the best LED lighting into your kitchen, as well as around your entire kitchen.


If you have a unique, personal landscaping project in mind, contact TDH Landscaping. We will work with you to combine your vision with our renowned expertise and experience to make it happen. We have been in business for over fifty years, and our goal is to give every landscape a curated touch while offering the knowledge to keep your residential outdoor area beautiful all year long. Give us a call today at 410-692-0050, send us an email at, or fill out our contact form here to get the process started. Keep up with our blog for more updates and helpful tips, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube, and Houzz!

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