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The Best Outdoor Kitchen Ideas To Increase Your Property Value

Outdoor Kitchen – Living The Dream Outdoors

Outdoor living – is there anything more Australian? We all love a barbie or a get-together outdoors and we are lucky enough that we can do it all year round in this beautiful country! For some, an “outdoor kitchen” means a built-in barbecue and a dining table. For others, it means enjoying an outdoor living space with style and functionality. Getting a waterproof outdoor kitchen right will increase your property value and make entertaining at home a joy. Read these tips to understand the best outdoor kitchen ideas from outdoor kitchen cabinet options to layout and furniture style.

Outdoor kitchens barbecue corner
Outdoor kitchens are more than just a barbecue in a corner.

Top Tips For Outdoor Kitchen Brisbane

1. Your Available Outdoor Space

An outdoor kitchen can have a significant impact on your home’s value. What you can create with an outdoor kitchen does depend on your available outdoor space. Do you have an existing patio or deck area you will want to renovate? Do you have a concrete slab or grass area you are wanting to turn into your outdoor kitchen area?

The design options and inclusions are limitless, but choosing the ones to suit your space will make the difference to an outdoor kitchen that looks slapped together in a rush versus a carefully planned home improvement.

The final result for your outdoor space, when done well, will likely increase your home value as much as – if not more than! – the money you put into your outdoor kitchen renovation.

Questions To Consider While Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen:

 

  • Where is the best place to put your outdoor kitchen and BBQ?
  • How much room do I need for an outdoor kitchen area?
  • What appliances do I need for an outdoor kitchen?
  • Will I need a roof covering for my outdoor kitchen?

2. Are You Matching The Rest Of Your House?

When it comes to outdoor reno projects, it is important to think about what the inside of your home already looks like as well as the exterior. What “style” is your home? How can you incorporate the style of your home in your outdoor kitchen? One of the easiest ways for consistent style is using a waterproof kitchen cabinet similar to your existing indoor kitchen cabinets. If you have stainless steel appliances inside, it makes sense to use stainless steel appliances outside. If you have a modern and minimalist house layout, making your waterproof outdoor kitchen a minimalist style will ensure your outdoor space will feel an extension of your home rather than an “add-on” reno project.

3. Making A Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Enjoyable

We are really lucky in Australia that we can enjoy an outdoor kitchen pretty much all year round! It just takes some simple, but important, planning steps to create an enjoyable waterproof outdoor kitchen. Get it right from the start so you can spend more time enjoying your new outdoor space. The last thing you want in a new outdoor kitchen is mould because you haven’t chosen waterproof options or an unusable space because of temperature changes. 

Here at McColl Cabinetmakers, our expert team have enjoyed creating stylish, functional and waterproof outdoor kitchens for our customers to enjoy for years to come. We take great pride in helping you select the best products for your space, from waterproof outdoor kitchen cabinets to benchtop finishes and everything in between. We manage your entire outdoor kitchen project from end to end to ensure it is fully waterproof and weatherproof to suit your needs in your backyard. We know taking these steps right from the start will ensure you have the most enjoyable space that you will love using time and time again.

4. Talk To The Experts – Mccoll Cabinetmakers: Specialists In Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets Brisbane

Savvy homeowners looking to increase their property value with smart renovations know talking to the experts is the smartest option. You can certainly try the DIY route but you will spend more effort in getting it right. You will also risk choosing the wrong products or layout that could decrease your home value instead of increase it.

If you are looking to increase your Brisbane property value, ensure you are working with a trusted specialist in waterproof outdoor kitchen cabinets and renovations. McColl Cabinetmakers uses only the best outdoor-suitable products. Our experts have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the right outdoor kitchen for your home.

Best Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets Brisbane – Product Options

When it comes to outdoor kitchen products, it can feel overwhelming looking through all the products you can find online. With the rise in popularity of functional outdoor kitchens, comes with it a range of available products, from cheap and poor quality to high-end luxury. Here at McColl Cabinetmakers, we have worked hard to select a range of the best products for outdoor kitchens that we use time and time again for their outdoor suitability and durability. Here is a quick guide to some of our most trusted products and why we use them.

We have other ranges available, too. When designing your outdoor kitchen space, we will work within your budget and style for the most suitable product selections.

Tricoya – High-Performance Mdf Panel

 

For areas like door faces and other exterior panels, we incorporate Tricoya as required in our outdoor kitchen projects. This is a highly functional and versatile wood-based composite panel that can be used outside (or indoors in constant wet use environments). It has a superior manufacturing technology that means it is unlike other MDF products that have had limited uses outside.

Versaboard – Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet Interior

 

Waterproof, pest proof and recyclable,  Versaboard is our perfect choice for the interior of our custom cabinets when designing you the dream waterproof outdoor kitchen. It’s light-weight and long lasting and is a trusted product for many outdoor uses, not just kitchen cabinets.

Granite Benchtops for Waterproof Outdoor Kitchens 

 

Granite is a strong and durable material we advise as one of the best options to use for an outdoor waterproof kitchen benchtop. Granite has great qualities that make it a suitable outdoor kitchen benchtop choice: it is stain and fade resistant and it’s easy to maintain.

Caesarstone – Uv Resistant Quartz Surface For Waterproof Outdoor Kitchens

 

If you already have Caesarstone in your indoor kitchen, you can match your style outside with Caesarstone outdoor options. The outdoor products we use are UV resistant, stain resistant, scratch resistant and an all-round highly durable product.

Best Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets Brisbane – Product Options

When it comes to outdoor kitchen products, it can feel overwhelming looking through all the products you can find online. With the rise in popularity of functional outdoor kitchens, comes with it a range of available products, from cheap and poor quality to high-end luxury. Here at McColl Cabinetmakers, we have worked hard to select a range of the best products for outdoor kitchens that we use time and time again for their outdoor suitability and durability. Here is a quick guide to some of our most trusted products and why we use them.

We have other ranges available, too. When designing your outdoor kitchen space, we will work within your budget and style for the most suitable product selections.

Tricoya – High-Performance Mdf Panel

 

For areas like door faces and other exterior panels, we incorporate Tricoya as required in our outdoor kitchen projects. This is a highly functional and versatile wood-based composite panel that can be used outside (or indoors in constant wet use environments). It has a superior manufacturing technology that means it is unlike other MDF products that have had limited uses outside.

Versaboard – Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet Interior

 

Waterproof, pest proof and recyclable,  Versaboard is our perfect choice for the interior of our custom cabinets when designing you the dream waterproof outdoor kitchen. It’s light-weight and long lasting and is a trusted product for many outdoor uses, not just kitchen cabinets.

Granite Benchtops for Waterproof Outdoor Kitchens 

 

Granite is a strong and durable material we advise as one of the best options to use for an outdoor waterproof kitchen benchtop. Granite has great qualities that make it a suitable outdoor kitchen benchtop choice: it is stain and fade resistant and it’s easy to maintain.

Caesarstone – Uv Resistant Quartz Surface For Waterproof Outdoor Kitchens

 

If you already have Caesarstone in your indoor kitchen, you can match your style outside with Caesarstone outdoor options. The outdoor products we use are UV resistant, stain resistant, scratch resistant and an all-round highly durable product.

Getting the outdoor kitchen layout right

Ideally, you will have your new outdoor kitchen installed as close to your house as possible. Creating an outdoor kitchen that will increase your property’s value – and ensure you will use and enjoy it – is based on convenience. Now that you know it’s best for an outdoor kitchen to be near a house entry, how much space do you have to work with? Do you have a narrow space at the side of the house? Or do you have a larger open space where you can choose a custom layout? 

If you have a small or narrow space, you will be limited in creating a layout that fits that space. You can still achieve a stylish and functional space. With the help of the expert McColl Cabinetmakers team, you can create an outdoor kitchen to increase your property value.

If you have a larger space, here are the most popular kitchen layouts we find homeowners choose:

  • Single wall
  • L-shape
  • U-shape
  • Gallery: two-sided

There is no right or wrong answer for an outdoor kitchen layout, however, choosing the best one for your space and the features you want to include will go a long way to increasing your property’s value. Getting the layout right and choosing the right outdoor kitchen cabinets is crucial to a successful renovation.

When creating an outdoor kitchen, you will likely include in your layout space for a sink, usable bench space, storage, a fridge and barbecue or other cooking surface. Other inclusions depending on your needs could include a pizza oven or smoker.

outdoor kitchen feature
Pizza ovens are a popular outdoor kitchen feature

Furniture style for an outdoor kitchen

Once you have decided on layout, features, appliances and finishes for your waterproof outdoor kitchen, you also need to consider furniture. An outdoor kitchen expands your usable living space for your home. You don’t want to create the perfect and functional outdoor kitchen for cooking without somewhere to sit and socialise close by. 

Furniture to use in your outdoor kitchen area can include:

  • Bar stools and an island bench
  • Sofa and coffee table
  • Table and chairs to match the overall style of the outdoor space
  • For a luxe feel, a cabana with draped sides can be an extra finishing touch
Dining furniture Outdoor Kitchen
Dining furniture and social areas are an important part of an outdoor kitchen project.

Speak To The Outdoor Kitchen Experts To Increase Your Property Value – Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetmakers Brisbane

An outdoor kitchen is a wonderful addition to your home. When it is done well, it will give you years of enjoyment and it can increase your property’s value when it is time to sell. We are experts in working with customers to achieve outdoor kitchen goals, within budget and with a start-to-end project management service.

Book a Consultation with us for trusted advice for Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets Brisbane and find out how we can help you with your outdoor kitchen.

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Read out testimonials from happy customers

Darren & Shannon

“Absolutely delighted with our new kitchen!! 

We couldn’t go past using McColl Cabinetmakers after seeing what they created in mums new kitchen. 

Billy is amazing, from designing the kitchen exactly how we wanted to having every aspect of the renovations so well organised, nothing was too much trouble. 

The whole team where professional and the quality of workmanship is astounding. 

We will definitely be recommending anyone needing a new kitchen or bathroom to McColl Cabinetmakers. 10/10” 

 Ironbark, QLD 

Geoff & Sandra

Geoff and I would like to thank you so much for our beautiful new kitchen and laundry. We truly are over the moon! Installing a new kitchen is always daunting with so many things to decide on and we really just put our trust in you to manage it all.  The project ran so smoothly and the constant communication ensured that we were aware of what was happening at all stages.  Even a trade running slightly late ensured we received a text direct with an update. None of my last-minute changes (love my waterfall) were a problem and each of your contractors were polite, professional and most importantly respectful of the new social distancing requirements and hygiene measures. We will be looking forward to 'showing off' our new kitchen when we are allowed visitors again. Please pass on our thanks to each of your team.

Tony and Gai, Beenleigh

Could not have asked for anything more with my new kitchen. Corey and the team made the whole process from start to finish so easy. All trades used throughout the renovation were friendly and professional. I would highly recommend McColl Cabinets to anyone wanting professional and prompt service and an outstanding result.

Jodie Lamborne

We have used McColl Cabinetmakers on many of our projects now and have found them to be very easy to deal with. Corey is very knowledgeable and very helpful in designing the right kitchen layouts to suit our needs. We have also used McColl Cabinetmakers to build kitchens, wardrobes and vanities, they are always willing to help. The products are always of good quality and the installers are always happy to help adjust their schedules in case we run behind. Nothing is too much for these guys!! Price is fantastic, quality is awesome and communication is over and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend them!

Dave and Steph

Quite undoubtedly the best service we have ever received. Our new Kitchen and WIP looks amazing and is a dream to be in and has received many jaw dropping "WOWs" from friends and family. Corey was absolutely fantastic from initial consultations to project managing the entire job. Communication was exceptional. We loved that McColls took care of all the required tradies and found them all to be professional, friendly, polite and exceptionally tidy. We were provided with a timeline for all works to be completed and it was spot on! We are still in awe that our renovation has been completely stress free and couldn't be happier with the end result. We highly recommend McColl Cabinets to anyone needing a kitchen, bathroom or cabinetry. Great team, great work, it's a big thumbs up from us. Sincere thanks to you all.

GALLERY

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