Imagine yourself sitting in your beautiful garden with family and friends, enjoying a perfectly cooked dinner in your custom outdoor kitchen or just sitting on a sofa, reading a book and enjoying the sun. Today, an outdoor living space means more than a cooler of soda and a barbeque. Many people want the same conveniences they have inside, including an oven, a TV, a dishwasher, furniture and even a coffee maker. It’s not surprising to turn conservatories into living spaces either. Of course, DIY conservatory prices are cheaper than the ones made by home décor companies, so buying your own tools for the project is a great idea.  However, making sure your space is functional for entertaining, cooking and relaxing can become overwhelming. The first thing you need to do is decide on its purpose and location.

Function
Before you begin to design your outdoor living space, think about the primary function of this area. If you are a chef, focus on kitchen appliances, layout and materials. Decide if you want to throw dinner parties by the pool or if you want an era to eat, relax and lounge near the garden. Once you figure this out, it’s time to choose a location. Most outdoor living spaces are situated near the main house to allow easy access to food and other materials. If you plan on adding a refrigerator, dishwasher and a coffee maker to the outdoor kitchen this won’t be a problem. Make sure you choose durable appliances that can withstand harsh outdoor conditions. Look into several Frigidaire refrigerators reviews, Bosch dishwasher reviews and Cuisinart coffee maker reviews and find the product that best fits your needs. Cuisinart is probably the most recognizable kitchen appliance brand in the world because they offer reliable products. Also consider the sun, shade, wind and access to amenities before choosing the perfect place.

Garden Furniture
If you like to have people over, you’ll be using the outdoor living space for more than the occasional barbeque. You garden is the perfect place to entertain your friends if you add a few must-have furniture items. Of course, it helps to have your outdoor space covered for shade and shelter from the rain. Choose seating that is flexible and can be moved around to create a more casual, intimate environment. You can also install speakers around for dance parties. The best material for your garden furniture is cast aluminum, as it is cheap, strong and durable. Plastic and wood are also good choices.

Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets
The countertop space will be important for preparing or serving food and the countertop surface should be built to last and allow easy sanitation. Stainless steel countertops are easy to clean and will not rust. Marble and granite countertops are the most elegant choice if you are not on a budget. Other durable material includes stone, tile, wood, slate and stucco. Choosing the right type of outdoor cabinets will help you create the right theme for your outdoor living space.

Appliances
Another thing that should interest you apart from DIY conservatory prices is the quality on number of outdoor appliances. Outdoor kitchens can vary from a small grill space to an elaborate dream kitchen with the latest appliances. Regardless of the size of your kitchen, keep in mind that all building materials must be able to stand up to the elements. The appliances are going to be a very important investment, so quality is more important than quantity. Make sure you read many reviews and get something that works well and is made for the outdoors. However, you will have a hard time finding an outdoor TV, toaster or coffee maker, so make sure these appliances are places in a protected area. According to most Cuisinart coffee maker reviews there is no model designed especially for outside use, but the Cuisinart 10 Cup Programmable Thermal Coffee Maker can keep the coffee warm for up to 10 hours so you can brew inside and keep the carafe within close reach. If you install an outdoor dishwasher and sink, make sure you have appropriate plumbing and drainage.

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