If you are seeking to remodel your outdoor kitchen, you are likely facing problems with your current outdoor kitchen setup. Typically, problems occur when inexpensive materials are used, and they do not hold up well in the outdoors. In this article, we discuss the remodel process and how you can get more value out of replacing your current outdoor kitchen with a high-quality stainless steel outdoor kitchen from Trex® Outdoor Kitchens™. Although it will be a greater initial investment, you will see more return on your investment in the long run, as your outdoor kitchen can last a lifetime with minimal, regular maintenance.
The Remodel Process
Recognize Current Issues
Before beginning your remodel process, you will want to take notes regarding the issues with your current outdoor kitchen. Perhaps you used a cheaper material that did not hold up well in the outdoors or near hot appliances, like wood or plastic. In that case, you will want to choose a durable material for your remodel, like stainless steel cabinets. Additionally, with more design options available, you will likely want to change the style or incorporate more features. For instance, Trex Outdoor Kitchens offers many beautiful door styles and handles that will make a statement in your new outdoor kitchen design. Overall, taking notes can ensure that your remodel will fix any pending issues with your current setup.
Decide on a Layout
Next you will want to decide on a layout for your renovation project. Does your current layout work well, or will you need to change it up for the remodel? If you want to include additional features, you may consider using a different layout setup to incorporate more amenities. If your current layout suits your space, you always have the option to change the locations of outdoor appliances to be more functional. For example, you will want to make sure that your layout – whether L shaped, U shaped, or G shaped – will include one or more work triangles for an effective workflow for food prep, cooking, and cleaning. By carefully considering your layout, you will ensure that your outdoor kitchen renovation remains functional for years to come.
Choose Features and Amenities
Common issues for outdoor kitchen designs are that the grill is larger than necessary, your backyard kitchen does not include enough usable storage, or your workstation is not large enough. When consulting with the experts, you will become more mindful of an appropriate sized grill for your entertaining and cooking needs, leaving you plenty of room for other outdoor appliances and amenities in your outdoor kitchen remodel. For instance, you can include a sink, refrigerator, bartending station, trash cabinet, outdoor kitchen cart, and more. Incorporating a functional layout with amenities will allow you extra room for storage cabinets and workstations as well. The goal is to get the most of your space and provide all the modern conveniences necessary for entertaining in the outdoors.
Ask yourself if you are happy with your current color theme or if you would like to change it up. If your current outdoor kitchen is manufactured with a material like concrete or wood, you can easily change the color. However, these materials require regular maintenance and upkeep. When using Trex Outdoor Kitchens for your outdoor kitchen remodel, you have the option of a wide variety of UV resistant powder coat color options, from mattes to metallics, textures, bright colors, neutrals, and even realistic wood grain finishes. This finish requires minimal maintenance and will enhance the beauty of your space, meaning the color that you choose will remain vibrant through.
Style and Design Ideas
Now that you are armed with considerations for your outdoor kitchen remodel, you can focus on some style and outdoor kitchen design ideas for your new space. Here are some suggestions as you move forward with your project.
Bright and Bold
To make your outdoor kitchen a focal point, choose bright colors for your powder coat finish. Bright colors will make a big impact in smaller spaces and make them appear larger.
Neutral and Modern
Always popular, neutral hues and shiny metallics will help to create a fresh and contemporary space. Consider pairing a deep neutral color with shiny stainless steel pulls for a striking and beautiful contrast.
Deep blues and greens, as well as other earthy tones, are increasing in popularity. These hues are a great reminder you that you are surrounded by nature in your outdoor kitchen.
If your goal is to blend the indoors with the outside, choosing a wood grain powder coat finish is the way to go. With a variety of options from dark to light, this realistic finish will give you the look and feel of real wood, with unparalleled durability and longevity.
Remodeling your outdoor kitchen space requires plenty of considerations before you get started. When embarking on this project, you will want to be certain that you are addressing any current concerns with your outdoor living area, like the materials. In addition, make sure to choose the most functional layout and amenities for your project. Finally, choose colors and styles that will suit your outdoor living space for a lifetime. As always, consulting with the experts for every step of your project will ensure that you get the most out of your outdoor kitchen remodel experience.
For more style and design ideas, check out our Gallery to see a variety of outdoor kitchen projects.
Ready for an amazing outdoor kitchen renovation project? Give Trex Outdoor Kitchens a call to get started rebuilding your outdoor space!