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How to build the perfect outdoor kitchen – perfect whatever the weather! 

How to build the perfect outdoor kitchen – perfect whatever the weather! 

With an increase of over 200% in searches for outdoor kitchens in the last week, the team at Direct Stoves have rounded up their top tips for building and creating the perfect outdoor kitchen.

Find the perfect spot – When designing an outdoor kitchen, the aim is to build something that will be used for a whole season of summer dining, therefore it’s important to find the perfect (and practical) spot to work with. When in the early planning stages, think about your “non-negotiables” (fitting a table next to the kitchen, a good mixture of shade and sun etc…) and then assess what you have available to you and what can be achieved with the space you have.

Inject your personality – Just as you would when designing your indoor space, injecting colours, textures and nods to interior styles you love will make your outdoor kitchen feel really personal to you! If you have a space already designed and are looking for subtle ways to add character, opt for outdoor kitchen rails to hang your utensils on, which will add a pop of your personality.

Get creative with a pizza oven – Inject a bit of Italian-chic into your garden and try adding a pizza oven. The perfect complement to BBQs and grills, a pizza oven opens up even more possibilities and is a great way to get the whole family involved. With the option to make your own using leftover bricks or order a mobile model online, a pizza oven is a great way to create simple and tasty food in your very own space.

Go all out with a sink – If budget allows, a sink is an ideal addition to any outdoor kitchen. Not only will it save time when it comes to food prep and tidying up, but it will make your new alfresco kitchen feel really self-sufficient!

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