Planning an Outdoor Kitchen in Phoenix

An outdoor kitchen is one of the best types of living spaces for your property if you love spending time in nature. The dry desert climate of Arizona may require some special additions to ensure you and your guests are comfortable while spending time near the grilling area and help to prevent damage to the local environment. You can find exactly what you need to build the perfect kitchen for your climate and personal tastes.

Outdoor Kitchen Basics

One of the basic things that you will need for your outdoor kitchen in Arizona is a shady place for entertaining. Make sure that you include umbrellas and other coverings, such as awnings over picnic tables or seating areas, to stay cool while grilling outside. You can also try building your kitchen on the shadiest side of the house and connecting it to the wall of the home.

Connecting your outdoor kitchen to the exterior wall of the home creates the look of a traditional kitchen with all the beauty of the outdoors. Plus, the wall may provide some additional shade during the evening hours. You will need to install a brick wall, or another type of wall that is heat and fire resistant, to protect your home from the heat of grilling and cooking. Adding a colorful tile backsplash over the retaining wall is a simple way to add some flair to your kitchen while adding an important safety feature.

Safety Requirements

You will need to follow local building codes and regulations when building an outdoor kitchen in Phoenix, AZ.  For instance, you may be required to have an up to date fire extinguisher near the grill at all times and you may need to have a building permit before making any additions to your home.  Most outdoor kitchens are covered by a shelter of some sort.  Pavilions, ramadas, and pergolas can all make a great shelter and traditional gazebos are typically too small to have enough room for cooking.  To compare the differences between these shade shelters, take a look at the design your own gazebo feature at Amish Country Gazebos.  We can typically build the custom outdoor kitchen and any shade structures you may need near your pool.

Some features, such as gas lines, will need to be installed by a professional. You will also want to opt for the highest quality grills and equipment if you want your cooking area to stand up to Arizona’s extreme heat and weather. A We Fix Ugly Pools professional can assist you in finding and installing an outdoor kitchen that meets safety requirements and that fits your personal tastes perfectly.

Adding an outdoor kitchen in AZ is a much more useful feature than one in less temperate areas.  Outdoor kitchens are a proven way to increase your home value.  Even pool builders in Massachusetts, were the useful season is only four months can see the value of an outdoor kitchen.

Your outdoor kitchen is only a few weeks away.  If you need the right kitchen at the right time, call We Fix Ugly Pools.