Enjoy cooking and spending time outdoors, but not running in and out of the house? An outdoor kitchen is the solution! Extend your family’s living space by creating a new spot perfect for cooking and entertaining. Today’s outdoor kitchens range from simple to elaborate with built-in gas grills, pizza ovens, and kitchen islands with refrigerators, sinks, ice makers. You first need to consider how you will use your space. Will you and your guests be going indoors to eat or will you need an eating area in your outdoor kitchen? What amount of space do you have to work with that is not blocked by landscaping or other structures? Do you want a covered area filled with tables, sofas, and loveseats or an exposed seating area with a fire pit? There are so many questions to ask yourself as you consider your outdoor kitchen, where do you start? We suggest you start at the bottom, your floor.
Concrete flooring is the most popular patio material in the country due to its affordability, durability, and versatility, making it a natural choice for outdoor kitchens. Because of its unlimited design options you can bring the style of your indoor rooms to your outdoor kitchen, seamlessly blending your interior and exterior living spaces. Concrete flooring can be stamped to mimic other materials such as brick, flagstone, slate, tile, and even wood, creating a budget friendly replica of more expensive materials.
It can easily be shaped to accommodate any backyard space, is easy to maintain, and stands up to even the toughest weather conditions.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing the concrete flooring for your outdoor kitchen: Choose materials and finishes that are not slippery when wet. Sprayed on textures and stamped overlays are excellent choices. Look to accent nearby materials already, but choose a color or style a bit different from the surroundings to better define the area.
When you’re ready to get started on your outdoor kitchen, give us a call to discuss your concrete flooring. We can show you a variety of our projects that will inspire your own stylish and functional space. By adding a decorative concrete patio to your outdoor kitchen, you will be making an investment that will provide many years of enjoyment. As a matter of fact, you may never want to go back inside!