Outdoor Kitchen OKC – contractor of choice. Most people remember growing up cooking outside with their family. Dad was manning the grill, and Mom was running in and out of the house juggling arm-loads to set up the condiments, side dishes, and paper plates. It was usually a great day, although very labor-intensive getting it organized, set up, prepped and then cleaned up and stored away again until the next opportunity arose. Nowadays, you can forget the table surrounded by folding lawn chairs set close to the charcoal grill on the back patio.
Today people want outdoor living as a feature of the homes themselves. This means they want an outdoor kitchen OKC — complete with the latest tile, stone treatments, and marble countertops. And they are fused like a dream into increasingly larger outdoor spaces that allow families to enjoy being together in a “room” outside of the house. It is a place for family and friends to relax and enjoy their own home. They don’t have to leave the house for a retreat. They don’t have to go to a restaurant to have a nice meal on the patio. And, they don’t have to contend with all the chores of the past just to cookout.
“Many clients are longing for outdoor living square footage,” as Tony Corrente, Managing Partner for Prime Construction Services notes, “People are focusing less on the formal living rooms and dining rooms, and instead want to spend time in an outdoor kitchen complete with all the amenities of an indoor kitchen.” Many people are choosing to not spend the money to increase the total square footage of their home, but they are increasing the value of their home by spending the money outside with an outdoor kitchen OKC.
Demand is great for full-fledged outdoor kitchens. People don’t want to just find a nice spot to put their grill. They want stovetops, sinks, refrigerators, ice machines, etc. It’s no longer a spot for Dad to flip burgers, but a full entertaining space for friends and family. It is a destination at the home. Imagine sitting comfortably outside on a couch with your friends and family enjoying the outdoors while enjoying a meal and drinks together and listening to the trickle of the waterfall in the koi pond, birds chirping and rustling of the leaves. It’s appealing, isn’t it? And it’s in demand.
Not only do the people who are planning to stay in their homes want an outdoor kitchen OKC but so do buyers. Realtors have had an increase in outdoor kitchen on the wish list of many buyers. If done properly, an outdoor kitchen will increase the value of your home and make it more desirable to buyers.
Prime Construction Services treats an outdoor kitchen with the same attention to detail as they do an indoor kitchen remodel. First, they walk the project with the clients and determine what is the clients’ vision for this new addition. Prime Construction will have lines located and draw up plans for the gas, plumbing, and electrical lines to be installed.
Although this kitchen is not in the house, the design and layout is still part of the home. Prime Construction Services’ design team is happy to assist clients in finding the right stones, tiles, countertops, appliances and other items for your outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen OKC can be set up as a fun spot to hang out at on nice days or a place you can eat at every day of the year, no matter what the weather is like. They can be a warmed the space with gas heaters installed in the ceiling, stone fireplaces or fire pits, and they can also be cooled with large ceiling fans, misting fans or even a cooling unit.
After design and layout is chosen, the ground needs to be prepared, lines installed, and concrete poured. Then the fireplace, cabinet bases, countertops, are built and installed. Custom outdoor kitchen OKC are a balance of working to create a functional room that is both beautiful and enjoyable to be in but can also withstand the elements of Oklahoma weather.
Everything in the outdoor kitchen is designed for ease of use. Gone are the days of Mom running in and out of the house juggling arm-fulls of dishes and food. Now she can prep food while she chats with her family and friends seated in the outdoor kitchen area. Food, drinks, and condiments can be stored in the refrigerators. Music, television, computers can be part of your outdoor kitchen.
The type of outdoor kitchen you choose should accentuate features of your home and/or your personality. (However, for purposes of resale value, we would encourage you to stay close to the style of your home if you are planning to move within the next five years or so.) Maybe you have a colonial house where an outdoor kitchen OKC would have columns on the sides and marble countertops. Or perhaps, you love the industrial feel and you could use old bricks and exposed pipes with a copper metal countertop in your outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen for a rustic home could have rough beams and distressed wood shelves. If your house has a Tuscan feel and you love pizza (because who doesn’t!?) why not opt for an outdoor kitchen with a stone pizza oven under a pergola covered with wisteria or grape vines? You could create a romantic retreat with your outdoor kitchen by adding a large stone fireplace to the design. It could be the ultimate hangout and outdoor man cave to watch the games with a large screen television and a kegerator. It can be whatever you want it to be.
It is common for people to add doors to the back of the home to swing open on nice days combining both a living room to the outdoor kitchen. Others like to design their outdoor kitchen around a swimming pool. Still, others like to set it up as a place for the grown ups to sit while they watch the kids play nearby. The options are limitless, and Prime Construction Services is here to help you create your dream outdoor kitchen OKC.