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Why you should consider an outdoor kitchen

How about adding space and versatility to your home? Plus improved connections to the outdoors and greater entertaining opportunities

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This outdoor kitchen space can be used regardless of the weather thanks to an automated louvre

With many people now opting for open-plan living and greater indoor-outdoor connections, it's not hard to see why outdoor rooms have become so popular.

One option you may not have considered is having a full outdoor kitchen.


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An outdoor kitchen creates a seamless indoor-outdoor flow as well as controlling sun, weather, shade and privacy.

Louvretec's Rebecca King knows all the benefits of adding an outdoor room and, more specifically, an outdoor kitchen to your home.

"Outdoor rooms will create more living space. Our product range lets you set and control your outdoor living conditions," says King. 

"Louvretec products create flow from the inside to the outside as well as controlling sun, weather, shade and privacy."

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Outdoor rooms are an extension of your living area and is functional year round

Not only this, but outdoor rooms are a great investment as you can use the space at any time of the year.

"Creating an outdoor room instead of just a deck area gives you an extension of your living area and is functional year round."

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When entertaining friends or family it’s always nice to be outside

Having a functional space year round creates more opportunities for entertaining.

“When entertaining friends or family it’s always nice to be outside. So if you're renovating or building new, consider creating an outdoor room with some elements of an outdoor kitchen."

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Not having to run back to the kitchen every five minutes is such a bonus

Outdoor kitchens make entertaining your guests outdoors much more convenient and stress-free.

“We're seeing a lot of outdoor kitchens resulting from alfresco dining.  Not having to run back to the kitchen every five minutes is such a bonus.”

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Set and control your outdoor living conditions with an outdoor room

As for the essentials to include in your outdoor kitchen, King has a few suggestions.

"Having a barbecue and also an outdoor sink (ideally with both cold and hot water), a fridge and cupboards for glasses and plates, instantly adds a functional space to your home."

Story by: Trendsideas

28 Feb, 2021

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