Stone outdoor kitchen with sink and grill

Few things bring family and friends closer together than a nice meal. While most homeowners know the feeling of chopping vegetables, flipping burgers, or setting the table, there’s something special about taking the process outside. Outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular for a reason. These structures provide virtually all of the functionality of their indoor counterparts with the added perk of fresh air.

The team at B&B Custom Pools is here to talk you through the process, offering those in Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas a chance to call one of these exciting cooking spaces their own. Here, we’ll learn all about these outdoor amenities.

What Is an Outdoor Kitchen?

Outdoor kitchens come in many shapes and sizes, but they are all designed to help you serve delicious dishes to friends and family. Whereas indoor kitchens are often separated from other rooms of the home, outdoor kitchens are built into your deck or patio space, helping you create an outdoor entertaining area. This makes it easier for those preparing meals to engage in conversations and keep an eye on playing children while cooking.

Outdoor kitchens can be as simple as built-in cabinetry for grilling accessories or more complex with lighting and in-ground utilities installed. Roofing can be added overhead, allowing you to cook and eat outside even on rainy days. Having a blank canvas to work with means you and your design professional can get creative, and with so many different features available, you’ll be able to make your kitchen exactly how you want.

Advantages of Outdoor Kitchens

While there are many options and special features available for outdoor kitchens, there are more benefits than just the functionality. Here are some other reasons to consider them for your outdoor living space:

  • Convenience: Outdoor kitchens help save time and energy by allowing you to keep everything you need within reach, including utensils, tableware, and even foods should you add a refrigerator.
  • Flexibility: Because they aren’t confined by interior walls or décor styles, outdoor kitchens can generally be as small or as large as you’d like and let you explore a style choice that might not fit inside.
  • Prevent odors: When you cook outside, you won’t have to deal with the smell of your foods permeating through your house for days afterward, which is especially useful when fish and other aromatic foods are involved.
  • Lower energy bills: Cooking inside on hot days will increase your home’s interior temperature, resulting in more use from your AC unit.
  • Raising your home’s value: Adding an outdoor kitchen means more usable living space, which will likely increase the resale value of your home.

Our Outdoor Kitchen Solutions

The team at B&B Custom Pools meets with each client to craft the right outdoor living space for them and their budget. We offer custom standalone kitchens and full patio installations with built-in outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. You can purchase and install appliances on your own or let us do it for you, with grills, stoves, and meat smokers as additional features you can make a part of your outdoor oasis. We cater to all cooking styles, allowing you to choose natural gas or propane, or coal and wood-burning options.

A member of our design team will meet with you at your residence and take a few basic measurements during a no-cost consultation. Then, at your request, we can use CAD software to create a 3D rendering of the projected final product, helping to iron out all of the details and showing you what you can expect your outdoor kitchen ideas to look like once complete. We’ll even talk with our landscaping partners and take care of the paperwork and permits for you before construction begins.

Start Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen Today

Whether you have in-depth ideas or just a feature or two in mind, the professionals at B&B Custom Pools can help you create an outdoor kitchen you’ll love. We have 50 years of experience providing dedicated customer service and reliable and beautiful results for those in and around Lehigh Valley. If you have questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.