A newly finished outdoor kitchen on a wooden patio

There Are Substantial Benefits to Building an Outdoor Kitchen in Your Backyard

Many residents of Toronto and the GTA will likely concede that there is something special about a backyard barbecue.  Cooking outdoors, whether that meal is for their immediate family only or central to entertaining relatives and friends, has a certain atmosphere that just cannot be replicated indoors – along with the mouth-watering aroma of grilled food.

For those who truly love the overall ambience of backyard cooking and entertaining, they may wish to take matters beyond the level of a gas barbecue or a stone/brick fire pit; it may be time to consider the construction of an outdoor kitchen to complement the aura of cooking and dining outside.

The construction/installation of an outdoor kitchen can offer a wide variety of benefits for a homeowner, their family, and the guests whose company they enjoy in the privacy of their own backyard.  The scope of these benefits may include any or all of the following:

  • Enlarges/increases overall living space
  • Offers a centralized venue for socializing
  • Enhances home investment and resale value
  • Eliminates lingering cooking odors from the home
  • Expands meal options re: cooking over open flames
  • Healthier diets – grilled foods have less fat, more flavour
  • Lower A/C costs – no extra heat as created by indoor cooking
  • Overall cost savings – offers a less expensive option than dining out

Moreover, the incorporation of an outdoor kitchen allows much more flexibility in terms of its design, décor, and appliance choices in contrast to the limitations of a traditional inside kitchen.  Creative or inspirational features might include these possibilities:

  • Built-in grill
  • Meat smoker
  • Baking or pizza oven
  • Food preparation station
  • Reflecting pool, waterfalls
  • Natural stone flooring/accents
  • Lighting, heaters for evening use
  • Mobile bar cart or a built-in wet bar
  • Pergola (over seating or cooking areas)
  • Other wood construction (seating, cabinetry)

Regardless of the design and preferred amenities, one aspect that should not have any variability in an outdoor kitchen is the quality of the workmanship/installation and that of the materials.  If homeowners decide to make a significant home upgrade/investment by constructing an outdoor kitchen, every component should be of high quality to ensure its durability and resilience for a lifetime of use and enjoyment.

Such quality is available to homeowners through the wood construction/carpentry and natural stone and masonry services provided by the artisans from Landcare.  Working in collaboration with other trades as needed, like plumbing and electrical service providers, the Landcare team is dedicated to transforming outdoor kitchen dreams into reality with the utmost quality, precision, and professionalism.

Accent an Outdoor Kitchen with Natural Stone and Wood Construction Features

A newly finished walkout patio from the house with an outdoor kitchenAs homeowners contemplate the design and construction of a new outdoor kitchen, they may also want to plan ahead with respect to landscaping projects that will complement their soon-to-be added living space.  If natural stone and/or wood construction elements are to be integrated into the outdoor kitchen, strategically-planned and installed features made from like or similar materials may be the ideal accents adjacent to the kitchen or about the balance of the property.

Once again, the Landcare team can design and construct natural stone or wood features that can accompany and accentuate the kitchen without overpowering its status as the focal point of the backyard.  Such accents might include:

  • Patio
  • Walkways
  • Games area
  • Stand-up bar
  • Seating areas
  • Storage space
  • Retaining walls
  • Trellises/Lattices
  • Gazebos/Pergolas
  • Decorative borders

Considering the installation of an outdoor kitchen in your backyard?  Let the craftsmen from Landcare design and construct the natural stone and wood features that will give your kitchen the sophistication and quality it deserves.  Call the specialists at Landcare today at 416-410-0320 to get the creative design process underway.