In this blog, we’ll share tips to consider when building your outdoor kitchen pergola as well as some design ideas that you can use for inspiration. Creating a pergola kitchen can greatly increase your home’s curb appeal and upgrade your resale value.
Knowing the right things to look out for before and during your design process will ensure your project goes smoothly and guarantees you end up with the space you deserve. Below, we’ve provided some helpful tips you can keep in mind when planning your outdoor kitchen designs with pergolas. In order to create the ideal outdoor cooking environment for your home, you’ll want to consider a few key elements such as your lifestyle, budget, and space. Once you determine what type of pergola kitchen space you want and/or need, you’ll be able to decide which amenities are essential and if your budget and style allow you to add some extra elements.
Oftentimes, if you’re planning on building an outdoor kitchen under a pergola, you’re expecting it to be a permanent piece of your home. However, if you’re renting your home, you can still take advantage of creating a great outdoor dining experience.
For example, if you don’t plan on moving anytime soon, you can build permanent counters, barbeque islands, or ovens. If you want something less permanent, try pairing a standalone grill with a portable cart that acts as a counter, or use a barbeque island that rolls. Think about some of your favorite outdoor meals and ensure your space allows you enough room to cook, serve, and entertain your friends and family. This means taking the proper steps for protecting your outdoor furniture during the Winter and then preparing your patio space for the Spring.
Once you have done the necessary research and planning for your outdoor kitchen pergola, it’s time to start designing your space. If you’re going for a contemporary or minimalist kitchen design, you’ll want to consider using slate or cast-concrete tiles for your flooring options. These tiles are great choices for an outdoor kitchen because they’re made to withstand natural elements and they present a modern, sleek look.
Concrete, stainless steel, or granite are the perfect choice for contemporary styled outdoor kitchen countertops. To create a Tuscan or Mediterranean-style outdoor kitchen, you should try using tumbled pavers, unhoned travertine, or stone-textured stamped concrete for your floors. Using tile provides you the opportunity to incorporate different patterns for a more eclectic look, while wood and quartz guarantee a clean, natural appearance.
Choosing a traditional, old-English design means embracing darker flagstones or brick for your flooring. These materials are highly functional and are guaranteed to bring some timeless charm to your outdoor space.
Porcelain, stone, or marble will provide your outdoor space with elegant and classy countertops.
The important thing to remember is that no matter how you choose to style or design your outdoor kitchen pergola, there’s no doubt the addition will benefit you and boost your home’s curb appeal.