One of the best ways to really make the most of your home is to add an outdoor grilling area specifically designated for barbeques. By doing this, you’re expanding the living area of your home – which translates into a very good return on your investment.
While designing an outdoor grilling area may sound overwhelming, Juniper Landscape Company will provide you with a few general ideas in this issue to get you thinking in the right direction. Of course, no two yards are identical, so keep in mind that we’d welcome the opportunity to talk with you one-on-one to develop ideas specific to your yard.
Beyond extending the living area of your home, here are a few more benefits of an outdoor grilling area.
For starters, the location of your cooking station should be on a level and flat surface, and rather close – but not against – your house. The key is a location that’s close enough so that it’s easy to transport food and other supplies to and from the house. Plus, being close to the house makes it easier to extend the gas, electric, and water lines for your appliances.
Ideal spots include a pool, patio, or deck. Of course, you can also use pavers to establish your outdoor grilling location.
Because the focal point will obviously be the grill itself, this is probably the most important component.
You may be tempted to select a separate grill with wheels. While these options are good in terms of the flexibility they provide, a built-in grill provides you with a more seamless look. Plus, most built-in grills expand your cooking area and provide you with more fuel options (charcoal, gas, wood or pellet).
For added convenience, other popular components for outdoor grilling areas include an outdoor refrigerator, a power burner for stir-frying, and an outdoor sink.
There are few things that will make your living area really pop like an outdoor grilling area. We’re a licensed, bonded and insured full-service San Diego landscape design company, and we’d welcome the opportunity to help with expanding your living space.
For more information about how we can help, call Juniper Landscape Company at 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.