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Ideas For Your Outdoor Kitchen

May 26, 2008
Whenever the weather starts to get that bit warmer, it's always nice to think about spending time in the garden. It might simply be to laze around enjoying the warmth or it might be to invite friends over for a barbeque. If you want to go a step better than just a basic barbeque then buying yourself an outdoor kitchen might just be the trick. They aren't all that cheap so it's important that you spend a bit of time considering all your options and ensure that you find something that meets both your needs and also your budget is very important.

Once you start to do a bit of research you'll see that there are three basic types that you can choose to buy for your garden. If you don't want to spend a fortune on your outdoor kitchen then you should buy a bar shaped one. These are pretty basic but have all that you really need for outdoor cooking. A grill, sink and some storage space is all you really need. Anything fancier than that and it just comes down to having a bit of luxury. There are plenty of places that you can buy a bar shaped outdoor kitchen, one of the first places you should look is your local DIY store.

L-shaped bar kitchens are a step above the bar shaped ones. They have all the same benefits but also include more storage space, bar stools and also a counter. These L-shaped bar kitchens cost a bit more, as you might expect, but if you do quite a bit of outdoor cooking then they might be worth it.

The most expensive is therefore the U-shaped bar which gives you much more room to work in and it's generally just more spacious. If you only cook for yourself and a few other people you might feel that a U-shaped bar is an unnecessary expense, but for those who often have garden parties it might be a must-have.

Although the above options are the most common, you do also have the opportunity to have your outdoor kitchen custom made for you. This means you'll be able to decide where everything goes, what size it should be and what features you want. You can also use a variety of materials which might not be available for the other options above. You even have the possibility of having all your garden furniture built to match your kitchen if you want a uniform appearance.
About the Author
April Kerr often writes for website Finer Living which is all about the home and garden and has details of outdoor kitchen designs and outdoor landscape lighting.
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