Every home has a kitchen, of course. Large or small, good or bad, there is usually just one. But look around and you’ll see a trend toward adding secondary kitchens as well, and not just a wet bar like you’ve seen in a family room or a basement game room. Homeowners are now expanding kitchen amenities and appliances throughout the home, sometimes in surprising places.
If you’re thinking of custom kitchen remodeling ideas, maybe you should open up your thinking to the possibilities of what more you can do. Consider these options:
An outdoor kitchen.
As a kitchen remodeling contractor, we find that many kitchen remodeling ideas involve opening the kitchen up more to adjacent living spaces…even outdoor living spaces, adding doors that are more than just your grandfather’s sliding patio door. Windows and doors can now fold away and practically disappear when they’re open, integrating the interior of your home with the outdoors. You can add anything from a garden courtyard for growing herbs and vegetables to a patio area with more than just a grill. A complete outdoor kitchen can include an icemaker, mini-fridge, counter space for food prep and serving, storage cabinets, and a fireplace or fire pit. Whether you’re doing outside grilling or indoor baking, the spaces can flow seamlessly, so you enjoy the best of both worlds.