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9 design tips for planning the ideal outdoor kitchen

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Transforming your outdoor space into a culinary oasis requires careful planning and thoughtful design. At Easylife Kitchens, we understand the importance of creating an outdoor kitchen that seamlessly blends functionality with style. Here are 9 design tips to help you plan the perfect outdoor kitchen for your home, together with one of our design consultants across Southern Africa

Assess Your Space

Before diving into the design process, carefully assess your outdoor space. Consider the layout, existing features, and any natural elements like trees or landscaping. This evaluation will guide the placement and layout of your outdoor kitchen. Your design consultant will also assist in ensuring you have the correct space for a functional outdoor kitchen.

Define Your Purpose

Clearly define the purpose of your outdoor kitchen. Are you envisioning a space for casual family meals, entertaining guests, or both? Understanding your primary use will help determine the size, features, and amenities required for your outdoor kitchen.

Choose Materials Wisely

Outdoor kitchens are exposed to the elements, so selecting durable materials is crucial. Our design consultants at Easylife Kitchens will assist in ensuring you have a range of weather-resistant options to choose from such as stainless steel, granite countertops, and weatherproof cabinetry, ensuring longevity and easy maintenance.

Functionality First

Designate specific zones for different functions within your outdoor kitchen. Separate areas for food preparation, cooking, and dining will enhance efficiency and organisation. Our design consultants will provide functional smart storage solutions that allow you to create a well-defined layout tailored to your needs.

Quality Appliances

Opt for high-quality, outdoor-rated appliances to equip your kitchen. Discuss your options with our skilled design consultants to ensure you choose appliances that withstand outdoor conditions, ensuring your outdoor culinary experience is both enjoyable and reliable.

Smart Storage Solutions

Adequate storage is essential for an organised and clutter-free outdoor kitchen. At Easylife Kitchens, our smart storage solutions provide bespoke storage that protect your utensils, cookware, and other kitchen essentials from the elements.


Extend the functionality of your outdoor kitchen into the evening with well-thought-out lighting.

Personal Touches

Infuse your personality into the design by adding personal touches. Consider outdoor-friendly decor, planters, and even an outdoor bar area.

Plan for Comfort

Enhance the comfort of your outdoor kitchen with comfortable seating and shaded areas. We can assist in creating functional and stylish seating options that complement the overall design of your outdoor space.

These design tips will guide you in creating a functional, stylish, and durable outdoor kitchen that elevates your outdoor living experience. From layout planning to selecting premium materials and appliances, Easylife Kitchens is your partner in crafting the perfect outdoor kitchen tailored to your lifestyle and preferences. Visit one of our showrooms across Southern Africa today.

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