Crafting your new custom home means looking forward to a lovely new kitchen – but that isn’t all! One of the perks of living in Florida’s year-round warmer temperatures is that you can enjoy an outdoor cooking space, as well! If you love to entertain – or just want to turn your own house into a private, resort-style space – a custom outdoor kitchen and dining area can bring that vacation feeling home to you, all year long.
Take advantage of combining both indoor and outdoor cooking, and dinner at your new home will never be boring. Johnson Group Homes, the expert source for new homes New Smyrna Beach residents love, is here to help you create that perfect balance at the Palms at Venetian Bay. Here are some tips to consider as you think about these dual spaces for your new home construction.
Take Advantage of ALL Your Space
Crafting a quality and spacious new construction with Johnson Group Homes gives you plenty of options for your home’s kitchen space – and you’ll definitely want to utilize them all! The perfect accent to your new Floridian home is space to cook a delicious meal out on your lanai and enjoy the warm weather. Several model floorplans offer the opportunity to include this optional outdoor kitchen space – which extends far beyond a simple barbecue grill.
However, while you’re excited about this fun dining option, it doesn’t mean that you should skimp on planning your indoor kitchen space! Be sure to craft a quality indoor kitchen you can count on for the convenience of everyday meals. You might consider the benefits of an eat-in kitchen for casual dining, taking advantage of a working-and-dining island, or include a cozy dining nook when you can share a sit-down meal with your family.
Install Quality Appliances
As you plan for your kitchen, you’ll want to install quality appliances that stand the test of time and work well with your lifestyle to make cooking a breeze. Consider a new, sleek, stainless steel refrigerator that not only will elevate the look of your kitchen, but will also have plenty of space to store enough food to feed the whole family. If you love to cook and bake, invest in a dual oven to show off your culinary skills. Think about your outdoor appliances, as well – it’s the perfect space to include a deluxe barbecue grill to turn every day into a summertime outdoor cookout with the family. Installing a refrigerator and sink outside will provide easy access to cool drinks on the lanai for you and your guests.
Maximize Counter Space
Don’t limit yourself to cramped countertops when you’re organizing your kitchen space. After all, you don’t want to constantly be bumping elbows with your sous chef when cooking meals for the family! Keep the space comfortable and convenient by spreading out your available counter space with an added island—you can even include seating for quick and casual meals on-the-go. When you’re thinking about your outdoor kitchen, include plenty of counter space so you can set up all the tools of the trade for grilling, food prep, or even an outdoor buffet.
Consider Your Dining Area
Outdoor and indoor cooking options make for very different uses of dining space. Indoors, you may debate between the need for a nice, formal dining room or a casual, eat-in dining nook. Why not have both? You can certainly keep some family dinners casual, but perhaps having that extra space will give you the room you need for formal dinners, entertaining, and for all other sorts of special occasions.
Outside, there are also plenty of choices! With the opportunity for grilling and eating out in the lovely sunshine, you might also include a proper dining space with some comfortable chairs that clean easily and withstand any unpredictable weather. With a kitchen area outside, you’ll be able to lounge and chat with your family or guests while you prepare and then enjoy your meal. There are lots of other ways to customize this space; for example, maybe you’d like to include a tiki bar for evening cocktails.
Whatever your dining desires or culinary needs, Johnson Group Homes is here to help you realize your dream space. If you’re interested in all the joys of outdoor dining, explore our model homes, starting from the low $300s, for plenty of options that include space for an optional outdoor kitchen. When you’re ready to craft a quality home that can meet the needs of your unique lifestyle, contact Johnson Group Homes to craft your perfect space at The Palms at Venetian Bay.