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Surrey Landscape Construction: Creating the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Landscaping | August 16, 2018

Creating the perfect outdoor kitchen in your Surrey backyard can help you better entertain family and friends all year long. At Fontana Ponds & Water Features, we want to help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen for your specific wants and needs. That is why we offer a wide range of landscaping services, including landscape design and construction for outdoor kitchens.

Tips for Creating the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Over the years, more and more people living in Surrey have begun to extend their kitchen and dining space outside the home and into their backyards. If you are looking to create a functional, visually appealing, and safe outdoor kitchen, these simple tips for creating the perfect outdoor kitchen can help you properly plan your new outdoor space.

1. Find the Right Spot

One of the most important things to consider when planning to create an outdoor kitchen in Surrey is the location, since placing it in the wrong spot can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. Before beginning the landscape construction process, it is important to locate any utility lines to ensure that none will be cut or damaged. Once the utility lines have been located, make sure to also assess your desired location to ensure that the traffic flow and proximity to your indoor kitchen is ideal.

2. Consider the Layout

The ideal shape and size of an outdoor kitchen depends on the space available in your Surrey backyard, the budget set aside, and the list of desired kitchen items. In most cases, a well-designed kitchen is divided into four main areas: preparation, cooking, serving, and cleanup. Some of the most popular outdoor kitchen layouts include:

  • Stand-alone counter
  • L-shaped
  • U-shaped

3. Select the Right Hardscaping Elements

When it comes to creating the right aesthetics for your outdoor kitchen in Surrey, you will need to select the right hardscaping elements to include in the landscape design. Consider selecting durable, weather-proof, and slip-resistant materials in order to combine the beauty of the space with a higher level of functionality. Hardscaping materials are available in a selection of colours, textures, and size options, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your space.

4. Add Landscape Lighting

In order to create a fully functional outdoor kitchen in Surrey that can be used any time of day, it is always a good idea to incorporate landscape lighting into the overall design. Proper landscape lighting will allow guests to sit down to eat outside in the evening, while also creating a better ambiance and a more relaxing environment.

If you would like to learn more about creating the perfect outdoor kitchen in your Surrey backyard, or if you are interested in one of our landscaping services (artificial grass & putting greens, landscape design & construction, paving stones & retaining walls, tree & shrub pruning, and water features), please contact Fontana Ponds & Water Features at 778-990-9773 or fill out a form on our website for a free quote.

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