Your pool area has the potential to be much more than just a pool. So, create a living space complete with a fully-functional outdoor kitchen as well as a dining area, and you’ll have even more reasons to spend your time outdoors!
What Does an Outdoor Kitchen Include?
Honestly, an outdoor kitchen can include almost anything you want. It can be small and serviceable with a built-in grill, sink, as well as storage cabinets. Or, it can be more luxurious with added features. There are plenty of ways to customize your kitchen to your exact needs. So, consider this list of possibilities as you plan your kitchen space:
- Built-in grill
- Warming drawer
- Side burners
- Built-in cold beverage bin
- Pizza oven
- Garbage disposal
- Extra storage cabinets and drawers
- Extra counter space
- Pull-out cutting boards
Whether you plan on using your outdoor kitchen to serve alfresco meals to your family, or you will be doing some poolside entertaining, your kitchen will give you the capability to stay outdoors with family as well as friends while you cook and serve.
Ways to Incorporate it with a Swimming Pool
As you think about your pool design, you may be wondering where you’re going to put an outdoor kitchen. In addition, some of it might depend on where you can safely run electrical lines as well as plumbing. You could also consider these popular options:
- Swim-up bar area with seating built into the pool
- Kitchen and patio area beneath a pergola or gazebo structure
- Pool cabana transformed into an outdoor kitchen
- Pool and spa combo with the side of the spa serving as a counter for your outdoor kitchen
Benefits of Adding an Outdoor Kitchen to Your Pool Area
The entertainment benefits of an outdoor kitchen are huge. Easily entertain your family or guests with drinks and food served right next to the pool. You can mingle as well as enjoy each other’s company, even while you’re cooking. Furthermore, an outdoor kitchen equipped with a sink and dishwasher also gives you the advantage of easy clean-up after the meal. Don’t worry about hauling all the dirty plates and silverware back to the house.
Parents of young children can supervise the kids as they play in the water, even when it’s time to cook dinner. This safety benefit allows kids more supervised pool time, and it gives parents peace of mind.
Some people have a difficult time sitting down and relaxing. An outdoor kitchen gives these people something to do without withdrawing from the company of their friends and family. Grilling as well as mixing up fresh drinks is a great way to keep cool outdoors and feel like you are getting something accomplished.
Do You Think an Outdoor Kitchen Would Be a Great Addition to Your Backyard Pool?
The convenience and luxury of cooking and serving meals outdoors next to the pool are worth the investment. Saturn Pools can custom-design and build a backyard pool and kitchen area that you’ll enjoy for years to come. We are currently scheduling appointments in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Peoria, Wickenburg, Wittmann, Waddell, Anthem, New River, Carefree, and Cave Creek ONLY. Finally, if you live in one of these cities, contact us, and we’ll set up a one-hour appointment for a free estimate from expert pool builder, Nate Green.