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Outdoor Kitchen in Florida

This is the tenth of 12 Ways to Revitalize Your Outdoor Living Area which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

The phrase dining “al fresco” comes from the Italian language and literally translates to “at a fresh temperature” — which is a fitting expression for those of us who love to eat outside.

Outdoor Kitchen Florida 02If you are a fan of al fresco dining, then you probably enjoy charming picnics, quaint European cafes, and sunny family barbecues. Imagine expanding your dining space to your pool area. Every night will be an opportunity to eat under the stars.

What could you cook in your outdoor kitchen? In Florida, you could cook ribs, steaks, corn on the cob, chicken, shrimp, bratwurst…pretty much everything YEAR ROUND! Whether your grill is freestanding or an elaborate built-in unit, you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to outdoor menus.

More ambitious cooks and fans of outdoor dining may opt for extra luxuries like an outdoor refrigerator for keeping drinks and sides cool. Wine lovers may add in a professional wine chiller. A built-in sink is extra handy for clean-up.

What else would you add to your outdoor kitchen?

Well, true gourmands often add a wood burning oven to their poolside kitchen. This feature will allow to you cook in a true “Old World” style that European chefs and passionate pizza-makers appreciate.

The size and scale of the wood burning oven you choose should be based on a couple of factors. A smaller oven is quicker and easier to heat, but may not be sufficient for large parties or entertaining.

A large oven may allow you to feed more people, but obviously it will require more wood for heating and will generally be more expensive to operate.

There are dozens – if not hundreds – of recipes for delectable dishes that can be made in a wood fired oven. Pizza is the first food that usually comes to mind, but adventurous cooks may even consider baking their Thanksgiving turkey in one! Picture yourself on a beautiful Floridian November day and the entire family relaxing poolside, eating Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂

12 Ways to Revitalize Your Outdoor Living AreaIf you love to eat outside as much as you love your pool, then an outdoor kitchen may be right for you. Ask us about our former clients’ favorite features in the comments section below, and we will be happy to share some examples with you.

Whether you’re in Tampa, Miami, or Southwest Florida (Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, etc.), we can design & build a luxurious kitchen that will bring you, your family, and friends years of enjoyment. It’s all part of creating an ultimate outdoor environment and it’s what we do best! Call us for a free consultation: (239) 277-7783.

For more ideas to revitalize your outdoor living area, download a copy of our free eBook. →

-Joe

P.S. Enjoy your three day weekend coming up for for MLK day!

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