Stunning natural stone ideas for an outdoor kitchen

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Rather than the bog-standard barbecue this (or next) summer, why not go all-out and dazzle your guests by preparing and serving food from an outdoor kitchen?

After all, it’s the ideal way to make the most of the sun when it’s out, and of spending quality time with family and friends.

What’s more, with an open-air kitchen, you can enjoy simply being outside – plus entertaining becomes really easy. You also extend your living space, reduce energy bills and keep food and cooking smells outside.

What material should my outdoor worktops be made of?

Whatever you pick needs to be hardwearing, easy to maintain and able to withstand the rigours of the British summer. For those reasons, granite makes the ideal choice for your worktops below the sky.

It’s easy to clean, looks great and will stay looking its glorious best for years. Equally, you can have a bespoke worktop created to suit your exact specifications. Granite, for example, can be cut in any size or shape you require.

Other reasons to love granite

This lovely stone comes in a range of patterns, colours and finishes, so that it’s easy to find something that suits your taste. Take your pick, for example, from the dramatic gold and black veining of Belvedere granite or a beige version with brown-and-black patterns – either will add warmth and charm to your outside kitchen area.
Not only that, but this stuff is just as strong as concrete or limestone, but doesn’t lose its colour in strong sunlight.

So granite just fits well into an outdoor setting, and can withstand the elements better than comparable materials.

Finally, its non-porous nature makes it hard to crack, scratch, stain or otherwise damage.

It’s true you’ll need to seal it, but, essentially, the benefits far outweigh any potential pitfalls.

Where should I place my open-air kitchen area?

Clearly, you need to have closeness to your back door, for ease of transporting things to and from the
house, and near to where you can access gas, electricity and water.

Get in touch with us

Royal Stone Care specialises in granite restoration and repair in London, whatever the setting. If you’re a private residence or business. Talk to us today about granite care and granite cleaning for outdoor kitchens.