Transforming Your Outdoor Kitchen Into A Stunning Entertainment Area

Your outdoor kitchen is more than just a place to barbecue on a warm summer day. With the right additions, you can transform your outdoor kitchen into a luxurious entertainment area. Use this guide as inspiration to create your beautiful open-air entertainment space.

Fire Tables

If you plan on hosting a lot of outdoor dinner parties, a fire table is a great addition to your outdoor kitchen area. These tables have a fire pit in the center, and feature a table surrounding the fire. The table offers ample room for serving meals and cocktails, and it creates a beautiful ambiance for evenings outdoors. Pair your fire table with cozy patio chairs to complete this addition to your kitchen.

Adjustable Patio Covers

You can enjoy cooking and entertaining even on rainy days with an adjustable patio cover. These covers typically come with louvered ceilings that can be open on sunny days and closed to keep rain away from your kitchen equipment. Choose a pavilion-style cover that creates a frame for your outdoor space, which will help to define the entertainment area. These covers come in a range of colors and styles, so you can find the piece that coordinates with your existing furnishing to create a cohesive look.

Wet Bars

In addition to creating a space to prep meals, consider adding another space to prep drinks for your guests. A wet bar with pub-style seating offers a place for guests to gather and enjoy a summer cocktail, and it prevents you from having to run into the house to get ice, bottles of wine or cans of beer. Add a mini fridge and ice maker, and consider installing LED lighting around the serving area to create a fun atmosphere for this corner of your wet bar.

Outdoor Speaker Systems

No party is complete without a soundtrack, and you can play all your favorite tunes when you add an outdoor speaker system to your outdoor kitchen. Look for outdoor speakers with mounting brackets, so you can place the speakers near the dining area. Wireless speakers are a great option, as they let you stream music from your smartphone, laptop or tablet. You can also add portable outdoor speakers to the kitchen area if you don't have a good place to mount speakers permanently.

Outdoor kitchens, like those from All American Landscape Design Inc., can be the center of your backyard parties, but adding the right finishing touches to your kitchen can create a beautiful entertainment area ideal for birthday bashes, barbecues or dinner parties. Use these ideas to help choose the right additions to your outdoor kitchen.