New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

Have A Lot Of Cookouts? Have A Backyard Kitchen To Make Things Easier

Sonia Scott

If you love to cookout when the weather gets warmer, it can be a pain running in and out of your kitchen to get the things you need. Instead of this, install a kitchen in your backyard. You cannot only use it for cookouts, but for every day meals with your family. Unless you can hire a professional designer, below are two tips to help you get started in setting up the perfect outdoor kitchen.


Consider where you want to put your backyard kitchen. This depends on many things. Think about where the will be smoke coming from the grill, as you do not want it blowing its way towards your home.

Also consider traffic around the area. For example, you do not want to put the backyard kitchen near where children typically play, such as throwing Frisbees or practicing throwing baseballs. A backyard kitchen has many dangers, so make sure you plan it well.

The view may also be important to you. You may want to keep an eye on the outdoor kitchen from inside your house. The guests should have a good view. You do not want them seeing your garage, but instead your nice landscaping. The chef should also have a good view, as they are the person that will spend the most time there.

Things That Go Best Outdoors

Because your kitchen will be outside, you will need to choose materials that work well outdoors. For example, a stainless steel kitchen sink would work nice, as stainless steel can hold up to rain, cold, and other weather conditions. 

Countertops are something you need to think about also. Some materials that work well with the outdoor elements include:

  • Granite: Granite countertops are durable, resistant to heat, and easy to clean.
  • Concrete: Concrete is a very strong material that is resistant to stain, easy to clean, and is durable. Concrete countertops are polished, and you can find them in different colors, such as reds, tans, browns, and blues.
  • Tile: Tile is economical, and comes in either porcelain or ceramic tiles. It is easy to clean, and available in a wide array of colors.
  • Flagstone: If you want a rustic and unique countertop, flagstone is a good choice.

You also have to consider the appliances for your kitchen. You will need a sink, refrigerator, and the grill. You can build the grill right into the countertop if you prefer. Stainless steel or ceramic appliance will hold up well outside. 


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New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

As a child and teenager, I watched my mother garden, although I wasn't interested in it at the time. I later learned that I had missed out on learning the craft because before I planted my first garden, I thought it would be so easy! Once I finally had a yard of my own, I was eager to plant some beautiful flowers in the yard and do other landscaping work. Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson and none of things I planted survived more than a few weeks, even though I watered them daily. I gave my mother a call and asked her what could have gone wrong, and I learned that plants have to be chosen carefully. Check out this blog to learn more landscaping plant tips.