Planning and Designing an Outdoor Kitchen in New Jersey Sponsored Content

If you have a love for the great outdoors and enjoy outdoor entertaining and cooking, then you may want to consider adding an outdoor kitchen to your home. With an outdoor kitchen you can prepare, cook and dine while experiencing the beauty of nature all around you. Outdoor dining provides a great opportunity to relax and bond with family and friends while sharing a meal under the stars.

An outdoor kitchen can provide an excellent return on investment and can actually increase in value over time. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that outdoor kitchens can add as much as a 130% increase in value to their original purchase price.

The trained staff at Outdoor Living of New Jersey, located in Bergen County, New Jersey will take you step-by-step through the process of planning and designing your own outdoor kitchen space. They have many years of experience in keeping functionality, balance and ambience in mind as they help you to make your outdoor dream kitchen a reality. No sub-contractors are used by Outdoor Living of New Jersey which helps to make your project run smoothly from conception to completion.

The Outdoor Living of New Jersey team has a proven system for outdoor kitchen design and installation that has been very successful for their many North Jersey area clients. Here are some of the steps that are a part of this outdoor kitchen process:

Step 1 – The outdoor kitchen process will start by choosing the grill size and brand, as well as the stainless steel components, such as storage drawers, that are important to make your outdoor kitchen functional. If you are not ready to replace your current grill, Outdoor Living of New Jersey will incorporate your existing grill, or any other grill brand you desire. Refrigeration will also have to be considered at this point, Outdoor Living of New Jersey offers a full line of outdoor rated refrigerators, ice makers and beer keg-erators. They also offer different brands of stainless steel grills, components and accessories, all built with 16 and 18 gauge 304 heavy duty brushed stainless steel.

Step 2 – Once the stainless steel appliances have been chosen, they will dictate what modular cabinets will be needed to start creating different configurations. Their modular cabinets are built with a 20 gauge galvanized steel framing. All of their modular cabinets and modbar’s also feature a flexible exterior cement board that will last outside when exposed to the elements. This modular concept allows you to rearrange the layout of your kitchen until the last minute, making it very helpful to visualize your project before it is installed and completed. No more guess work. Seating can also be added to the outdoor kitchen by adding a modular bar section, a table, or by simply extending the granite.

Step 3 – Choose from a variety of different outdoor kitchen finishes, from dozens of different stucco colors, brick and real stone veneers. Real stone is certainly the most chosen facade option because of its beauty, variety of shapes and colors, durability and no maintenance.

Step 4 – Granite is the most requested option for an outdoor counter top due to its durability and easy maintenance outdoors. Granite comes in a large variety of colors, finishes and edges.

Step 5 – Outdoor kitchen accessories can add charm and functionality to your outdoor kitchen. Electrical outlets mounted to your backsplash or bar will make it easy when a blender or coffee pot is needed at a party. You may also go one step further by adding a built-in blender to your granite counter top. Add some counter top mounted outdoor lighting for easy evening grilling, and enhance your real stone veneer by accenting it with low voltage lighting. Outdoor rated TV’s and stereos will complete the fun while outdoors.

Outdoor Living of New Jersey started as a small company offering landscape services 32 years ag