Whether you’re an award-winning chef or an amateur, it wouldn’t surprise us if an outdoor kitchen is at the top of your dream renovation list. In the HomeStars’ 2021 Reno Report, 40% of respondents said that their top fantasy renovation project was an outdoor cabana with a full chef’s kitchen. Sounds dreamy, right? But why should an outdoor kitchen be only a dream? What if you could turn your dreams into reality? HomeStars spoke with outdoor kitchen experts at NewAge Products to learn all about outdoor kitchens and to provide you with some inspiring ideas so you are ready to begin your next home renovation project.
When Is the Best Time to Build Your Outdoor Kitchen?
The experts at NewAge Products suggest that the weather should guide your start date for building your outdoor kitchen project. Although most Canadians are eager to get started on spring and summer projects right away, it’s important to understand that when your ground is still frozen and covered with snow, it may not be the best time to start. Even though the installation of your outdoor kitchen may not take place during the colder months, it is the perfect time to brainstorm and plan. Learning how an outdoor kitchen will benefit your home, reading Homeowner reviews, and obtaining a quote from a pro can all be the first steps to making your dream a reality. By the time the sun peeks its head out from behind the rain clouds, you and your yard will be ready for your fantasy kitchen setup and installation!
Do Homeowners Need to Redo Their Deck Flooring to Build an Outdoor Kitchen?
Good news! Your outdoor kitchen installation will not damage your patio or deck flooring. The experts at NewAge Products explained that a structurally sound, flat, and level surface can provide sufficient support for your new, modular outdoor kitchen equipment. With that being said, your deck may not be ready for this type of installation, but working with a Verified deck builder for your deck or patio install can ensure that it’s up to code and can safely support people, furniture, and outdoor kitchen equipment.
Is a Permit Needed to Build Your Outdoor Kitchen?
The answer to this question comes in two parts. First, it starts with your deck. Depending on the type of deck you have, a permit may need to be issued to ensure that the structure is up to code. As for the outdoor kitchen itself, a permit is typically needed for electrical, plumbing, or gas line installations. This is something that will vary provincially, so it’s worth connecting with a Verified electrician or a gas line expert to ensure you are following all laws and creating a safe space for years to come. By connecting with NewAge Products, a pro can support you throughout your outdoor kitchen renovation process!
What Should Homeowners Look For in a Company That Provides Outdoor Kitchen Services?
With over a decade of experience, the experts at NewAge Products have learned that homeowners value aesthetics, durability, competitive pricing and convenience.
Aesthetics: Not only is an outdoor kitchen a practical investment, but it’s also one that is rooted in aesthetics. By creating an additional living space for your home with an eye-catching design, your yard will become the talk of the neighbourhood and will increase the real estate value of your house should you wish to put it on the market.
Durability: The exteriors of Canadian homes bear the brunt of our challenging weather. When brainstorming your next home project, it’s vital that the products you’re using are designed for the climate. NewAge Products suggest experts look for products made from stainless steel or aluminum to withstand the varying temperatures and conditions.
Pricing and Convenience: The saying “time is money” rings true when it comes to any type of home renovation project. Fully-assembled solutions provide for an easy install and also offer competitive pricing as they package an all-in-one service. By moving forward with a fully assembled outdoor kitchen, not only are you cutting back on your project timeline, but you’re also cutting down on cost.
How Can Homeowners Maintain Their Outdoor Kitchens Throughout the Year?
Although you’ll be grilling up a storm throughout the warmer months, you may not want to face the cold when the seasons change. For many homeowners, the process of winterizing their outdoor space can become somewhat of a large task. However, when speaking with the experts at NewAge Products, we learned that the size of the task is dependent on the quality of the product’s materials. By purchasing the right product for your climates, such as stainless steel or aluminum, your outdoor kitchen will put up a good fight against Canada’s cold, long winters. They also suggested using covers to keep your outdoor kitchen protected and warm when the temperatures drop and the snowfalls.
We all have a long list of fantasy renovations that we’ve been dreaming of taking on. If an outdoor kitchen is on that list, NewAge Products is here to cross it off and help you realize your dream renovation. With spring here and summer around the corner, here’s your chance to take advantage of Canada’s warmer seasons and spend more time outdoors.