5 Things to Ponder When Updating Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

5 Things to Ponder When Updating Outdoor Kitchen Appliances
Renovating your outdoor kitchen appliances? Consider these things first.

The days are getting warmer and we’re getting closer to that time of the year when outdoor living is at its peak. However, you may have noticed your favourite outdoor living spot, the kitchen, is looking a little tired lately. It might be time to update those outdoor kitchen appliances. If you plan on spending the spring season renovating and updating your outdoor kitchen, we’ve compiled a few tips to get you started. 


1. The Floor

When redesigning your outdoor kitchen space, start from the ground up. Choose a flooring material that is durable and weather resistant. Proper flooring will not only add durability to the final product, it will also help complete the look of the space. Don’t forget to consider the type of entertaining you plan on doing. If the area is not covered and susceptible to rain, tile or marble may be too slick for children and elderly guests. 


2. The Location

The location of your outdoor kitchen is really important. If you’re currently happy with the location and layout, that’s great. However, if you’re not entirely sold on the current layout and location, now’s the time to make the change. Here are some things to think about in terms of location: 

  • Does the smoke from the grill waft into your home? 
  • Is the outdoor kitchen conveniently located close to the indoor kitchen? 
  • How’s the view from the outdoor kitchen? Could it be improved? 


3. The Kitchen Appliances

If you’re upgrading your current outdoor kitchen appliances, the size of these items will likely determine the size of the entire outdoor kitchen. Before choosing just any outdoor appliance, take some measurements to choose the best appliances for the current space. 


4. The Countertops

Just like your indoor kitchen, countertops are important. The only difference between the two is that the countertops outside will need to be waterproof and durable. When redesigning your outdoor kitchen, be sure to include ample counter space for prepping and storing. 


5. The Ambiance

One thing that is often overlooked when renovating an outdoor kitchen is focusing on the ambiance of the space. If you’re like the majority of Okanagan homeowners, you’ll be spending a lot of time with your family and friends in this space. To ensure the ambiance is just right, invest in the following: 

  • Adjustable lighting
  • Decorative objects
  • Comfortable and durable furniture
  • A small water feature
  • Flowers and foliage 


Now that your outdoor kitchen is just the way you want it, take a few minutes to read our previous post for more outdoor living tips and ideas: Wine Fridge & More: How to Prepare for Summer Living

Are you ready to start updating your outdoor kitchen? If so, come and chat with the experts in appliances Kelowna homeowners consistently rely on at Genier’s. We carry the largest selection of high quality appliances in the Valley, and our non-commissioned staff will work with you to help you find the appliances that work best for your home.


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