Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your outdoor living space ready for the new season. Prepping your outdoor kitchen is a great way to kick off the summer months and welcome guests. In this article, we’ll discuss how to prepare your outdoor kitchen for the months ahead.
Clean & Inspect
The first steps in prepping your outdoor kitchen for summer include cleaning and inspecting the area. Remove any debris, dust, twigs, or foreign objects that may have gotten lodged around your appliances or furniture. Make sure to use cleaning products that are safe for use on and around appliances to avoid damage. While you are cleaning, it’s a great opportunity to inspect your outdoor kitchen and ensure nothing has been damaged during the previous season. If you notice any damage or things in need of repair, don’t fret. It’s more convenient to make those repairs ahead of the summer so you can spend the season enjoying your outdoor living space without any problems.
Appliances are a key component of outdoor kitchens, and they are central to entertaining your friends and family all summer long. So, before summer arrives, we recommend that you test these appliances to ensure they are running smoothly. If you have gas appliances, such as a gas grill, fire pit, or stove, make sure to check the gas lines to ensure they are functioning as they should. We also recommend that homeowners regularly inspect the drain lines and electrical wiring for any outdoor appliance to prioritize safety and reduce the potential for damage.
While preparing your outdoor kitchen for summer, you may come across some items that need further attention, such as appliances, furniture, or hardscaping elements. Check for rust around your appliances and notice any signs of wear and tear. Occasional damage is bound to happen when you have an outdoor kitchen, especially if you live in an area that is prone to severe weather like hurricanes or tornadoes. When making repairs, especially with appliances, we recommend that you have a trained technician inspect your units to ensure they are safe to use. Nobody likes to make repairs, but if you catch problems early on, you can save yourself from having to replace an appliance altogether. Plus, it’s ideal to make these updates before the summer begins so you can enjoy your outdoor kitchen without needing to break for repairs.
Refresh Your Space
The final step in preparing your outdoor kitchen for summer is refreshing your space. Are you looking to upgrade your outdoor living space with pavers, a fire pit, or maybe even a fireplace? Give your outdoor kitchen a boost with a new addition from Bianchi Brickyard. We carry a variety of items to enhance your outdoor kitchen, from fire tables to pizza ovens, we have just the thing to give your space a refresh for summer.