If you’re having a gathering, big or small, it’s common that people tend to gather in the kitchen. After all, you’re likely to have gracious guests who want to help, people who want to enjoy your company or some just curious about what’s cooking.

For the home chef, there can sometimes be too many cooks in the kitchen. Living in South Africa, we are very fortunate to be blessed with brilliant weather and what better way to celebrate that than bringing your indoor cooking outdoors! If you are dreaming of an outdoor kitchen then you have come to the right place – Easylife Kitchens.

An outdoor kitchen is a lovely investment to any home, large or small. It’s easy to customize the cooking area to your needs, style and space.

Here are a few ideas to help you start planning your outdoor kitchen.

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Patio or Deck

When it comes to starting up your outdoor kitchen plans, you must have a solid surface to work on. If you have an existing deck or patio, this decision will be a bit easier. When deciding between the two, think about what you’ll want to put in your outdoor kitchen and how much upkeep you plan to do. A deck can be a good choice for uneven terrain, however they require more maintenance than patios and have certain weight restrictions.

Patios are a great choice for an outdoor kitchen if you have a flat backyard and are looking to incorporate heavier features. One drawback would be its susceptibility to stains. And in the kitchen, we know that spills are bound to happen, so this is one thing to be aware of as you build out your patio outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas For Your Backyard

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Tables, Chairs & Stools

An outdoor kitchen is designed to be a gathering spot to enjoy. Take into consideration who you’ll host in your backyard gatherings. Do you intend for small cozy get-togethers? A few outdoor stools and bar seating at the counter will create a cozy feel. Do you plan on hosting summer parties? An outdoor table with comfortable wicker couches and Adirondack chairs will create a fun look for your gathering. The options are truly endless when it comes to lawn furniture for your outdoor kitchen.

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For all of your kitchen needs – indoor or outdoor, contact one of our numerous branches of Easylife Kitchens, situated all over South Africa. Our expert designers are on hand to ensure that the outdoor kitchen of your dreams turns into a kitchen reality!