How to Optimize Outdoor Spaces

As the temperatures drop, the weekends become full of grilling and cheering on your team. An outdoor kitchen is an optimal setup for this season, and at Michael’s Flooring & Cabinets, we can help you create one that is both beautiful and affordable!

We now offer WeatherStrong Cabinetry. These solid, durable, and beautiful cabinets can help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen to host a perfect tailgating party your family and friends will never forget. 

WeatherStrong provides over 50,000 options ensuring we will be able to find the perfect solution for your outdoor kitchen. These cabinets are factory built to order and usually ship within 1-2 weeks, meaning your dream kitchen could become a reality fast. 

Here are five considerations for designing your perfect outdoor kitchen. 

  1. How Big is Your Space? 

When you begin your search for an outdoor cabinet system for a specific space, some rough measurements or sketches will be very helpful. We offer free measuring if this is a helpful option for you. As you draw these sketches, try to note any pre-existing outlets or fixtures that are present. These measurements will help your sales rep create a life-like 3-D CAD model in the showroom at Michael’s Flooring & Cabinets. This 3-D model will be more realistic with each additional detail you can provide. The sales team is always ready to help you lay this out from scratch if this space is nonexistent or you need some guidance. Details will also help the sales rep provide you with a more accurate quote. 

  1. Do You Have Room for All the Accessories?

Ideal outdoor kitchens have all the necessities so you can prepare and serve everything from one place. This includes prep spaces, a sink, cooking surfaces, appliances, storage, overhead ventilation, and a place to serve. To really score with your fans, you could also add a range of built-ins including grills, smokers, pizza ovens, and wine bars. WeatherStrong provides a plethora of options to make this space completely customized to fit your exact needs. These custom systems are not limited to only outdoor kitchens, but can also be used in other places that are not climate-controlled such as wet rooms and garages.  

  1. What Style and Color do you Prefer? 

These cabinets are available in 13 different colors, including neutrals as well as emerald green, sapphire blue, and reef blue if you prefer brighter options. You can choose from four unique door styles, including totally plain or doors with vertical or horizontal patterns. Each base cabinet also comes standard with adjustable legs to create a perfectly level kitchen. All cabinet doors and drawers have soft-close hinges. Hardware options for WeatherStrong are composed mostly of stainless steel but come in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes.

  1. Not all Cabinets are Equally Durable 

No matter your style, WeatherStrong Cabinets are extremely durable. Many customers want to know if these products can really withstand the elements. These cabinets are manufactured in the US and are made from All-Weatherboard, which is composed of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Marine Grade Polymer (MGP). These composites are nearly an inch thick and can withstand extreme weather including moisture and humidity, excessively hot or cold temperatures, and fading caused by sunlight. 

  1. Don’t Forget about Your Spot in this Kitchen!

Even though you are the host and this is your kitchen, you still want to be part of the party. A pull-up bar with bar stools where you can prep and interact simultaneously is ideal. Be sure to place the TV in a spot where you and all your guests can see and hear the game.  

Are you ready to build the perfect outdoor kitchen? At Michael’s Flooring & Cabinets, we are ready to help you create the perfect space to host a tailgating party your fans won’t soon forget. Let us help you source your WeatherStrong Outdoor Cabinets – we can guarantee that this will be a win for you.