Now is a great time to finish up that outdoor kitchen that you've been meaning to build for years. :)
Enjoy it for another month and then it'll be all ready for a full season next year.
Here are eight really beautiful outdoor kitchens to get you motivated & inspired...
Patio by Jacksonville Landscape Architects & Designers Cascade Outdoor Design
Here are my tips for using granite outdoors...
- Go with a light color of granite if possible. The darker colors get HOT, especially if they have the sun hitting them directly.
- Darker colors are better for areas that have a lot of freeze/thaw though. This is because the darker colors of granite are more dense.
- If possible, have the countertops under a cover of some sort. Whether it's an awning or canopy or whatever. The less rain, snow and dirt on the countertops the better.
- Use 3 cm (or thicker) granite if possible and don't laminate the edge. The countertops will just hold up better/ longer. If you want a laminated edge though just be sure that your fabricator uses a glue for the laminations that's specifically made for outdoor applications.
- Cover your countertops during the winter months.
- Use a reputable fabricator. You don't want to waste your money paying for sub-par fabrication and/or installation.
Mediterranean Patio by Carrollton Landscape Architects & Designers Harold Leidner Landscape Architects