How to Plan Out Your Zones
Having a functional outdoor kitchen space is about knowing how to plan out your zones correctly. Since there will be a number of features you want to incorporate including kitchen equipment, seating and entertainment areas etc, the right planning is all-important. When you zone this space in the right manner, it creates a natural flow in the cooking and entertaining functions.
How To Plan Out Your Zones
We at Think Pavers are the outdoor kitchen experts and when we handle design and installation for you, these aspects are kept in view:
- Entertain Zone - This space should have all the equipment such as compact refrigerators, bartending centers, ice bins & coolers as well as ice machines. If you want your kitchen to be fully-functional and do not want to be running into the main kitchen in your home for things, it’s also a good idea to have a blender and a wine cooler installed in this space.
- Cooking Zone - The entire outdoor kitchen is centered in this area and nowadays a number of homeowners across Chester, Woodlyn, Claymont and the surrounding areas prefer to have gas grills installed. When we handle the work for you, the high-grade equipment and materials will be used and these last for decades. Based on your specific requirements, this zone can also have drawers and cabinets to store BBQ tools and accessories, cleaning products and silverware.
This adds to the convenience of the space. Once we have understood what your requirements are, we will plan the placement of side burners, ovens, griddles and propane tank bins, in great detail. Another factor that is taken into account is the ventilation in this space. Though it seems like this is not an aspect you have to worry about in a semi-enclosed area, the fact is that ventilation matters here too. We ensure that the design permits all the smoke, grease and fumes to get out easily (which helps in keeping the area clean).
- Prep Zone - When you are deciding how to plan out your zones, the prep area should be planned well too. It will have a sink and cutting board space and will hold the dry pantry and trash bin areas.
- Plate & Serve Zone - This should be a clearly demarcated space that is outfitted with warming drawers, food warmers and a garnish center. All of these provide you with the convenience you need while cooking and entertaining outdoors.
If you are considering installing an outdoor kitchen on your property and wondering how to plan out your zones, simply call Think Pavers at 856-832-4680. We will understand what your specific needs are and then create the ideal entertaining & cooking, prepping and serving zones. The design will have a beautiful flow and blend in perfectly with the indoor and landscaped areas too. For more information about outdoor kitchen installation in and around Swedesboro, and how to plan out your zones, contact us via this online form and tell us what your requirements are.