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Outdoor Kitchen Tips to Create an Al Fresco Heaven

Americans have a long-standing love affair with outdoor meals. When the weather is warm and balmy, there’s nothing more alluring than basking in the warm sun over lunch or having dinner under the glittering stars. Food prepared in the open often seems more delicious and appealing, which is why many luxury homes for sale in Telluride, CO are built with truly impressive outdoor kitchens.

Cooking and feeding your loved ones is one of the few joys in life. Getting to do so in your own fully-equipped backyard, patio or rooftop kitchen can elevate your experience even further. If you’re looking to feast in natural luxury, here are some fantastic outdoor kitchen tips you may want to consider for your home:

Consider your style

Creating your outdoor space means more than slapping together a sink, a grill and some chairs. If you’re going to spend a lot of time in your outdoor kitchen, you’ll want to determine the style that appeals to you most. What will best stimulate your creative culinary juices: Are you a modern chef who prefers a sleek, sexy and all-black modern kitchen vibe? Do you want an extra dose of ambiance and warmth? If so, it might be worthwhile to add a fire pit or fireplace that you can gather around. Even better, opt for one with a built-in grill where you can cook at the same time. Putting your own stamp on your outdoor kitchen’s style can contribute towards your being more inspired with your cooking.


All outdoor kitchens should be multi-functional. But it still falls on you to determine what cooking features you prefer to equip it with. Your outdoor kitchen shouldn’t merely be an adjunct. Besides a sink and a fridge, you’ll need to decide — based on the kind of cooking you love to do — what equipment is essential for your kitchen. Do you like grilling or barbecuing? Will you need a wood-fired clay pizza oven? Consider your personal cooking style and the kind of cuisine you like to serve, then go out and buy the appliances and equipment best suited to your requirements.

Add a Cocktail Bar

A lovely sophisticated outdoor dining set up by the pool or on your balcony overlooking the lake can add glamour to your al fresco dinner. Entertaining can be made even better with the addition of an authentic cocktail bar. Why go out elsewhere for after-dinner drinks when you can party all night long right where you are?

Thinking of doing a complete outdoor redo? Why not create an outdoor kitchen for yourself with the commercial-grade appliances needed to help you put together a fantastic spread? Whether you’re going for a formal or a cozy vibe where you can gather round the fire and enjoy some warm cocoa together, choose to set up an outdoor kitchen that you’ll truly enjoy. Give yourself a luxurious space that truly embraces outdoor living – it’s easier than you think. I’ll bet that once you set it up, your guests will never want to leave.

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