Summer is the perfect time to entertain family and friends in your backyard in Ottawa. Whether you have a pool or a fire pit, the perfect addition to your backyard is an outdoor kitchen. The following are a few tips to help you design and build the perfect outdoor kitchen for your backyard.


Location is everything when planning where to place your outdoor kitchen. It’s important to locate utility lines and design your kitchen with those in mind. Another thing to consider is, the weather. You’ll probably use your kitchen more if it is not in windy or really sunny areas. Traffic flow is also something to consider when trying to decide location. You will want it to be in a spot that makes things easy for the person cooking and also easy for your guests to enjoy.


There are so many choices of products and materials when it comes to outdoor kitchens. The first thing to decide would be the type of appliances you’ll want to have in your outdoor kitchen, a few to pick from are grill, rotisserie, oven, stovetop, refrigerator and wine cooler. Before going overboard on appliances, you should figure out what you will actually need and use.

The next things to pick for your outdoor kitchen would be countertop and cabinetry material. It’s best to stick with the following materials, granite, marble, stone, concrete or steel.


The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home, which is accurate for when you are entertaining as people usually congregate towards the kitchen area. That being said, it’s very important to pick a great location for your outdoor kitchen to make sure the area will allow for social experiences. You can set the ambience in your backyard space with lighting, music, fireplace and even a pool. These are all additions that can make your outdoor kitchen and backyard a hidden oasis!

Classic Tile + Stone can provide you with granite, marble and other types of stone for your outdoor kitchen. Contact us for a free quote and our design experts can help you design your dream outdoor kitchen!

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