Spring is (hopefully) arriving soon, which means it’s time for you to get your outdoor oasis ready for nice weather and outdoor events! Granite is the most popular and durable option for your outdoor countertops, but Soapstone is also another likely option sense it is heat and stain resistant.
Outdoor kitchens have evolved over the years and have turned your outdoor space into a fully functional living area. These are the outdoor trends to look for in 2018:
- Natural Stone Hardscaping
Hardscaping adds a rustic and durable touch to your outdoor space. Hardscaping can come in the form of walkways or retaining walls.
- Stacked Stone
Stacked stone walls have a way of bringing everything together. It is easy to create niches in the wall for your flat screen TV to watch the game, a fireplace, or cabinets for storage. If you are looking to incorporate stacked stone into your outdoor area, check out our visualizer for more ideas!
- Outdoor Tile
Using tile on your outdoor living space creates a functional area to host parties and activities, but it is also relatively maintenance-free. Depending on what tile you decide to use outside, you can give your space a rustic touch or you can go more modern.
- Seat Walls
When designing your outdoor kitchen, you need to take into consideration what kind of get togethers you are going to be having to ensure enough seating. A trend we are seeing in 2018 are seat walls. Creating seat walls will increase your seating and ensure that no one is left out from the party.
- Weather-Resistant Cabinets
Stainless steel is the cabinet of choice when it comes to outdoor living. These cabinets are good for handling weather, insects, spills, and rust; plus, it gives your area an attractive look.
- Smokers And Pizza Ovens
The center of your outdoor kitchen is your appliances like stoves, grills, smokers, and pizza ovens. You will most likely be hosting a lot of get-togethers in your outdoor kitchen and having these appliances allow you to cook while also enjoying the party.
- Functional Prep Areas
A prep area is more than just a little more countertop space. We are seeing ice makers, refrigerators, sinks, dishwashers, and burners in outdoor kitchens, which eliminates the need to ever go inside for anything.
If you are interested in upgrading your outdoor kitchen for spring time, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you out!