Here in Texas, we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy the outdoors all year long if we want. One way to get the most out of your outdoor space while also increasing the value of your property is by investing in an outdoor kitchen. If you've decided that you want to add one to your property, you'll want to spend some time during the design process to make sure that you add the right amenities to it so that it has everything you want and need in an outdoor kitchen. Additionally, you should also invest in outdoor lighting so that you can use your kitchen after the sun goes down. And, to make sure that you love the way it looks and you don't end up being surprised by anything, you should invest in a design rendering so that you can see how the finished project will look before construction ever begins.


1. When designing an outdoor kitchen, choose amenities that you'll use and enjoy.

Outdoor kitchen with sink, counter tops, and grill installed in Kyle, TX.

Once you've decided that you want to add an outdoor kitchen to your property, the next step will be the design phase. While there will be many things to consider such as materials, size, and shape, one of the biggest things you'll need to think about is what amenities you want to add to your outdoor kitchen. Choosing amenities that you'll use and enjoy is important, so you'll want to take your time and consider how each one could make your life easier. Some popular amenities you'll be able to choose from include:

  • Sinks - If you have a sink in your outdoor kitchen, you won't have to run inside when you need to wash your hands or any food.
  • Refrigerators - This will allow you to have food and drinks on hand so you don't need to go inside to grab them.
  • Built-in seating - This will give you and your guests designated places to sit and you won't have to worry about finding chairs or having to put chairs away when your guests leave.
  • Ice maker - Having an ice maker on hand will make grabbing ice any time you need it convenient.

2. Add outdoor lighting so that you can use your kitchen after the sun has set.

Outdoor kitchen with lighting installed in New Braunfels, TX.

While having an outdoor kitchen is great, only being able to use it during the day can bring gatherings to a halt before you want them to end. That's where outdoor lighting comes in. An outdoor lighting system can beautifully illuminate your outdoor kitchen, so you'll be able to use it even after the sun has set. What's more, outdoor lighting systems can also highlight other features of your outdoor living space, so you can bring attention to other areas you're proud of and show them off at night.

Look for an outdoor lighting system that uses LED bulbs as these types of bulbs are energy efficient and built to last!


3. Invest in a design rendering so you can see what the final project will look like before construction begins.

Homeowner checking on design rendering for outdoor kitchen project in San Marcos, TX.

If you're having an outdoor kitchen installed on your property, it's a good idea to invest in a design rendering. That's because, without one, there is a chance that the image you have in your head won't be what the final project looks like. However, with a design rendering, you'll be able to see what the final project looks like before construction ever begins. And, if you don't like what you see, you can make changes until you are satisfied with the design.


Give us a call today to have an outdoor kitchen installed on your property!

At CLC Landscaping, we offer high-quality outdoor kitchens that can be equipped with a variety of amenities to meet your specific needs. We also offer outdoor lighting so that you can use your kitchen at night, and we can create a design rendering for you so that you'll be able to see what the final product will look like before construction ever begins. We offer our services to homeowners in New Braunfels, Buda, San Marcos, TX and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (830) 515-2002 to have an outdoor kitchen installed on your property.