The spring season and fair weather are rapidly approaching, which means you can finally bring your outdoor kitchen and grilling space out of hibernation. There are a variety of steps you can take to make sure your outdoor kitchen is fully functional after a long winter. You can also start planning your outdoor space around your specific party ideas and cooking wishes. Here are some important tips to help you take full advantage of springtime and prepare your outdoor space for summer cooking and parties. Get the most out of your outdoor kitchen for the rest of the year by following these steps.
- Inspect Your Outdoor Space: Winters can take a toll on even the highest quality outdoor kitchens. Make sure to clean and thoroughly inspect your outdoor kitchen for any possible damage. You will want to check both the inside and outside of cabinets and appliances, to see if you need to repair or replace anything. Also, if you have not used your outdoor grill or kitchen for a long period of time, be sure to check for bee and wasp hives. You want to make sure your first party of the season is not interrupted by damaged equipment or angry stinging insects.
- Carefully Plan your Outdoor Kitchen: It is important to have an outdoor kitchen that can accommodate all your cooking and party needs. Think about what types of cooking you want to do this spring and summer. Make sure you have the proper grill, appliances, and storage cabinets. Consider seating and cover as well. Design your space around the type of gatherings you want to host. Make sure everyone at your future parties has space for seating and cover from the summer sun if they need it.
- Design Around Spring: Take advantage of the unique characteristics of the spring and summer season in your local area. Incorporate colors, flowers, and designs into your outdoor kitchen that complement the natural beauty of your outdoor space. Create an interesting lighting setup to thrill guests during nighttime parties. Think of ways to make your outdoor kitchen unique and a reflection of your style.