An outdoor kitchen is a big plus that you’d want to include in your home if you enjoy the great outdoors. They will increase the living space of your home and add value to it. An outdoor kitchen allows for a wonderful alternative to the daily routine to prepping meals for the family. The openness of the outdoors brings a freshness to the everyday family dinner.
Features such as a stone fire pit, stainless steel barbecue grill, and patio furniture are great additions to an outdoor kitchen. The countertop you install also makes a big impact. Granite countertops are a great surface choice for outdoor kitchens because they are naturally beautiful and can withstand exposure to the elements.
Choose Your Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Surface Wisely
Granite is highly durable countertop and can hold up to UV light. It also can also withstand extreme temperature and weather fluctuations. After all, for thousands of years, granite has withstood all sorts of conditions in nature. It will absolutely hold up in your outdoor kitchen. Granite is typically the wisest material choice for the vast majority of kitchens. It offers so many colors that you can still make a unique selection that suits your taste and style.
Maintaining Your Outdoor Granite Countertops
Granite countertops need to be cared for to remain in great-looking condition. At Stoneworks we will not only install the best-quality countertops but will also provide with the resources and knowledge to main your outdoor countertops. We offer services in North Carolina, New York and Florida.
Granite countertops need regular cleaning with a nonabrasive cloth and stone safe cleaner to remove food spills, dust, and other common dirt associated with the outdoors. However, if your granite countertop is not properly sealed, stains from products such as mustard and wine may leave permanent marks. Applying a sealer helps prevent this.
Protect Your Granite Countertop From Natural Elements
Natural elements like the sun, hail, snow, and rain can also wear your countertops. Keeping them covered will extend their longevity. During summer, the heat from the sun can take a toll on your granite countertops and even make them too hot to touch. Install a shading structure such as a pergola, awning, or umbrella to reduce this making it even comfortable to be next to your countertops during hot weather.
Completing Your Outdoor Kitchen
At the end of the day, all of the elements of your outdoor kitchen must work together to create a space that not only looks spectacular but functions well. When you’re investing a lot of money into an outdoor kitchen, you want everything to be perfect and with Stoneworks we can help you create your dream space.