Whether you are building a new home or upgrading your existing home, if you want to add value and x-factor, an outdoor kitchen is a must.
Why build an outdoor kitchen?
New Zealand has such an enviable climate, in summer we spend a lot of time outdoors, enjoying all our country has to offer. We are also incredibly social, requiring a generous area for a large number of people to be comfortable, to sit, relax and socialise in. Having a hub for people to congregate in will enhance and add value to your home and an outdoor kitchen will allow you to extend your living area into the outdoors. An outdoor kitchen doesn’t need to be large, in fact, that is the beauty of an outdoor kitchen, you can adapt it to your needs – using modular systems to fit your existing space.
Where to start?
When designing an outdoor kitchen, it’s a good idea to begin with the barbecue size. Knowing how many people you'd like to cater for is a great starting point. Perhaps you are wanting a built-in Barbecue, or maybe a Pizza Oven or even a fireplace that will double as an oven? Once you have chosen your barbecue, you can move on to choosing your favourite components to match. Both Gasmate Galaxy Modular Barbecues and Saber Grills have matching cabinets and drawers that can built-in or put alongside your barbecue to extend your cooking zone. Gasmate also has a series of bar fridges and even a sink module that bring convenience and 'wow' factor to your outdoor kitchen.
While designing your ultimate outdoor area, it is often a good idea to talk to a designer or landscaper. Their expertise in how an outdoor area works can save you a lot of time in the initial stages. Professionals will also understand local regulations in regards to plumbing gas etc. Both Saber Grills and Gasmate Galaxy Barbecues work on both LPG cylinders and Natural Gas.
Choose your modules to suit your space, such as a single fridge for compact areas.
The Galaxy 6 Burner provides the centrepiece for this incredible outdoor kitchen.