A walkable community, luxury living, and high-end developments combine at the Civic at Frisco Square. Apartments include 60” television with soundbar, outdoor kitchens, and several other amenities. Many floor plans and easy access to the North Dallas and San Rayburn Tollways make The Civic the place to be.
The outdoor kitchen has been a staple for Mediterranean families for several decades. Finally, this trend has reached North America, where it is proving to be a popular way for families to entertain and share quality time together. Outdoor kitchens have many benefits, as well as a lot of great features.
An outdoor kitchen is a kitchen that is located outside of a home, whether in the backyard, on a balcony, or in another space. Depending on the climate where you live, you may be able to enjoy an outdoor kitchen year-round. Just like indoor kitchens, the outdoor variety can range from simple to elaborate, in terms of the appliances used.
The outdoor kitchen can include several features. Whether the features add style or provide your kitchen with more functionality, all are considered to be of great benefit.
It used to be that you’d only see mini refrigerators in hotel rooms. These days, they can be found anywhere. A mini-refrigerator not only keeps beverages and desserts cold, but it’s also great for when you need to cool condiments in your outdoor kitchen.
If you want that cooling capability, but don’t need to worry about refrigerating food, a wine or ice-making refrigerator can be a great addition to any outdoor kitchen.
A grill with side burner can add a lot of functionality to a kitchen, allowing you to complete two cooking tasks at once. Not only that but, with a side burner, there’s no need to run back and forth between your indoor and outdoor kitchen.
Similarly, a grill that includes grilling drawers can allow you to revolutionize the way you cook your meals. These innovative wonders allow the heat from the grill above to be diffused, as well as allow you to use wood or charcoal.
If you prefer grilling like they did back in the day, you’ll be happy to know that charcoal is as popular a way as ever to cook your food. If in doubt, just look at today’s charcoal grills. Charcoal offers a much higher temperature than gas grills. Not only that, but you can use both charcoal and wood at the same time, which can add a lot of flavor to everything you cook.
The pizza oven is a pretty popular feature of the outdoor kitchen. Many make their own wood-fired pizzas, complete with that fresh-from-the-oven taste for family and friends. And, of course, cooking pizza at home can come in at far under the cost of having it delivered.
No outdoor kitchen in a luxury Frisco apartment would be complete without an outdoor sink. Just imagine being able to rinse your hands off while you cook or do the dishes without having to leave that sunny weather. This is exactly what an outdoor sink allows you to do.
For some, a sink is preferable to a dishwasher, as it allows for more than one use. Yet another way to add functionality to the sink itself is to choose one with a removable countertop. This will provide you with the workspace you need, and, when the prep is all done, just lift it up to store your dirty dishes.
Another common feature that can be found in an outdoor kitchen is a dishwasher. Yes, we said a dishwasher! Why do some install a dishwasher in their outdoor kitchens? Simple; just like the side burner on a grill, a dishwasher eliminates the need to travel indoors—that is, once you’ve ensured that you have plumbing outdoors to accommodate one.
Speaking of keeping things clean, your outdoor kitchen can take all of the mess while your indoor kitchen can remain its pristine self.
Having an outdoor kitchen can really help you take many aspects of home life to entirely new levels. There are many advantages to being able to prepare and cook your meals outdoors.
Cooking indoors means dealing with additional heat. Not so with an outdoor kitchen. In warmer climates where air conditioning is needed in a one bedroom in Frisco, the convenience of an outdoor kitchen means a lot more comfort inside for guests, without the need to use more energy to maintain optimal indoor temperature.
Another element of comfort is smell. Of course, an indoor kitchen with a vent will draw smells out of the room. However, other smells, such as garlic, can linger. An outdoor kitchen is perfect for those foods with a pungent odor. You can cook them all outside and keep that fresh smell indoors.
The ability to grill food instead of frying it means a lot less unhealthy fat. Not only that, but you have full control over the food you cook and the spices and other enhancements that go on it, which is ideal if you or your guests have food allergies or dietary requirements.
What better way to add a new room than with an outdoor kitchen? Just think; without putting up a single wall or roof, you can expand your living space. The right arrangement can even see your cooking space becoming one with an outdoor dining room so that everyone can make the most of the outdoors.
Yet another benefit of the outdoor kitchen is that you don’t have to be chained to one room. Instead of just overhearing conversations, the outdoor kitchen allows you to be an active participant, conversing with guests as they relax nearby.
Instead of going out to dinner with friends, which can get expensive, you can rent an apartment in Frisco and enjoy a gourmet meal that was cooked in your outdoor kitchen, which also allows you to experiment with different foods and cooking skills.
Despite the multiple benefits and conveniences that an outdoor kitchen provides, you may still find yourself running back and forth unless you have prepared beforehand.
Consider having a “grill bucket” that contains important tools like oven mitts, tongs, spices, a thermometer, and other items in your outdoor kitchen. This will do two things: It will save you from having to run inside, and it will help keep your indoor kitchen tools and utensils clean.
A cart can add loads of functionality, both to your indoor and outdoor kitchen. It can also help save you time by allowing you to load all of your needed items at the same time. You can do this with a bar cart, storing cooking supplies on lower shelves, or you can simply opt for a kitchen utility cart.
By purchasing a cart with three shelves, all needed condiments and garnishes can be placed on the top shelf, while dishes, seasonings, and drinks can live on the second or third shelves. Then, all it takes is to roll your cart in and out as needed.
Now that you know what you need to know about outdoor kitchens, your only question should be “How do I get one?” The answer is “At the Civic at Frisco Square,” where over 500 acres of land are being transformed into luxury Frisco apartments and high-end developments like offices and hotels. Frisco living includes access to the saltwater pool, common areas, zen garden, and so much more. Discover the benefits of luxury living; book your viewing today at 214-618-8530.
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