Outdoor Kitchen Landscaping Ottawa
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Kitchen landscaping Company In Ottawa
Whether indoor or outdoor, there are certain elements that a kitchen must have to be both functional and inviting. However, a little touch of exoticism sets in when we talk about outdoor cooking. We directly associate the outdoor kitchen with the summer, the heat, the friends, the swimming pool, the evenings around the fire … Even if a kitchen remains a kitchen, the outdoor one requires that little extra touch favoring beautiful summer encounters.
After having gone through the harsh winter, we are always very happy to finally see the arrival of spring. With this spring arrival, the desire to go outside becomes more and more pressing. Renovating the backyard into an outdoor kitchen becomes a very interesting option to fully enjoy the summer period with family and friends.
Making the decision to have an outdoor kitchen requires good planning so that it is well suited to your needs. It must also be functional according to the convertible space and according to the different budget possibilities.
Our specialize in landscaping are duly qualified to answer all your questions and help you choose your landscaping. Since there are different types of backyards and as many types of terraces, a landscaping expert will be able to advise you. Thus, you will be well planned so that the summer season is most enjoyable in your new outdoor kitchen.
The rules for outdoor cooking are quite similar to those for indoor cooking, although they still differ in order to leave room for a little exoticism. The kitchen must be in symbiosis with the natural exterior environment for a harmonious space where it is pleasant to meet.
Les paysagistes sont les experts de l’harmonie extérieure. Ils savent comment agencer cette nouvelle pièce au reste de la maison, tout en respectant certaines règles de base.
In order to determine the best location, it is essential to choose a space that is neither too windy nor too sunny. If the sun is strong, there should be a shaded area so that you can cook and stay comfortably. Some solutions are possible such as a mobile parasol, a garden shed or a pergola, for example. If you have neighbours nearby, be sure to respect their privacy as well.
The type of Kitchen
Once the location is chosen, it is important to determine what the kitchen style will be so that it blends in well with the environment. There are several possibilities, here are some examples …
No matter what style you give the outdoor kitchen, the important thing is that it matches the style of the house and of course, matches your taste.
Tastes and necessities
Small or large kitchen, large counter, fireplace, barbecue, bar, chairs or sofa … There is no limit to the choice of items to integrate into your outdoor kitchen. The important thing is to determine what are the necessities for a functional outdoor kitchen. Then you can establish your preferences in terms of decoration. Depending on the budget, you can get some technologies designed to stay outdoors, such as some televisions.
Verification of standards and materials
In any renovation or construction project, certain standards and laws must be observed. Before establishing all the components of the kitchen, you must validate the regulations with your municipality in order to know the standards to be respected. It is also necessary to check whether a building permit is necessary before starting the work. Certain materials are sometimes to be avoided. For example, it is important that the floor structure is constructed from non-slip material to avoid the risk of injury.
For countertops, certain materials such as porcelain, granite and quartz are very popular. However, you have to be careful. If the countertop is exposed to UV rays, quartz tends to change color. Porcelain and granite are very weather resistant.
In terms of plumbing, stainless steel is excellent for the exterior as it resists corrosion very well. It is preferable that containers used for both food and spices left outside are sealed to maintain freshness. Aluminum or stainless steel utensils can also be left outside, but it is still recommended to bring them inside at the end of summer.
Electricity, plumbing and / or gas
Obviously, when we talk about cooking, we are also talking about connections of all kinds. It is therefore necessary to provide certain electrical and plumbing connections. Whether the appliances are electric or gas, they must be connected. Additional electrical outlets on the counter can be very useful for small appliances.
Brick, stone, tile … The choice for the masonry structure of the outdoor kitchen is limitless. The textures and colors are more and more varied and are limited only to your imagination and that of your landscaper. The built-in fireplace or barbecue is very often an added attraction for the outdoor kitchen.
Appliances and counter
According to the tastes and the budget of each one, the appliances of today offer several very interesting conveniences. Obviously, they must be built-in and withstand the outdoors, which is essential. Quality is therefore very important for the choice of outdoor appliances. A wide range is offered to you with accessories adapted to the tastes and needs of each:
Oven with electric warming drawer
The counter, often a little higher than that of the interior kitchen, of porcelain, granite, quartz, ceramic, stone or other material, is often embellished with a sink which is very useful. The addition of cabinets under the counter brings a lot of functionality to the kitchen. You can discreetly store the trash there, store dishes and everything that can be used in the kitchen.
Lighting and heating
In order to illuminate this beautiful kitchen, it is important to choose your lighting. There are several possibilities ranging from lighting to a floor lamp or a recessed luminaire. It all depends on the type of cuisine you choose, your tastes and of course, your budget. Some will also opt for a heated kitchen and install a wood stove or patio heater.
Closed for winter
All appliances purchased for the outdoor kitchen must be suitable for the outdoors so that they can be left there all year round even during the winter period. The covers designed for this purpose will protect them for the duration of the winter. Before closing the kitchen, it is important to unplug everything, to clean, dry and drain the water from all appliances to avoid any possible breakage during the winter.
What a joy to be able to cook outside once summer arrives. This wonderful, ingenious trend allows you to avoid the endless back and forth between the house and the patio. You will be able to fully enjoy your summer evenings surrounded by your family and friends. This space created to cook on the spot while remaining close to the house is no longer limited to the simple barbecue as before. Today’s outdoor kitchens are now complete places with all the comforts of an indoor kitchen.
The layout of this pleasant and trendy space must be well organized to meet all your needs, while respecting the standards in force, as well as your budget. Our Expert landscapers are best qualified for planning this beautiful and grand project.
Process We Follow For Our Landscaping Project
Are you curious to learn more about how a landscaping project works? Every project is unique, but here are the essential steps for a successful project.
- Taking the needs: This meeting aims to understand and popularize the main lines of your project. It will allow us to assess the time to be allocated to planning the project and to provide you with a budget overview of the implementation costs.
- Project design: The landscaping plan serves as a funnel for decision-making in order to offer you the best solution for your living space. It will be entirely personalized to your needs and will allow you to take full advantage of your layout. The plan will then be approved by your municipality and work can begin.
- Preparing infrastructure This is where the real work begins! These are complex and large-scale works, but they are essential to ensure the sustainability of the work: demolition, siting, excavation, drainage, pool digging, foundation compaction, levelling, piling, levelling, structures of wood etc.
- Finishing work: Once the infrastructure work has been carried out, the finishing work will coordinate perfectly and we will begin to guess the final look of the project: laying of paving stones, finishing of carpentry works, planting of plants, irrigation, fencing, installation exterior lights, placement of furniture, etc.
- Enjoy your new backyard: A general tour of the work will be made with in order to present the project to you and ensure your complete satisfaction. All you have to do is discover the art of living outdoors!
Other Landscaping Design Services
Front House Landscaping
A first impression takes hold in just a few seconds. The first welcome is one that we never forget. That is why it is important to welcome your visitors with harmonious landscaping and a neat house facade. The landscaping of the front of the property is intended to be in perfect harmony, inviting, aesthetic and very welcoming.
Parking Entrance Landscaping
Choosing the right materials for the driveway seems trivial, but it can be difficult if we have to respect a certain budget and if we want our driveway to withstand the Canadian weather. As the use of the driveway is daily and the investment is still important, you must take the time to choose well. Gravel, concrete, asphalt or the new green idea, grass to cover the driveway?
There are many ways to design the outdoor patio. Many ideas are offered and can be implemented according to everyone’s budget. It is therefore essential to properly plan the development project. Whether it is for siding, for furniture or for any other ideas to decorate the exterior of the house, it is important to take the time to make sensible choices.
Swimming Pool Landscaping
In a heatwave, being able to cool off in an equally invigorating landscape is to have a true paradise on earth! This essential living space, conducive to good times with the family, cannot be arranged just any way. It absolutely has to create a nice atmosphere. To achieve this, the choice of materials, plants, plants, furniture and all accessories is important and must be considered in order to add a little special touch that will provide a warm atmosphere.
All types of earthworks
Equipment suitable for transporting all materials
Possessing various machines able to transport various quantities and kinds of materials, our team offers fast, competitive and personalized Lawn Care and Landscaping services in Ottawa. Our skilled workforce is able to operate the machines you will need to complete your project. In short, we offer turnkey services.