How to select countertops for your outdoor kitchen

Posted April 8, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Design/Build, Landscape Design, Outdoor Kitchen, Videos

One of the most important parts of every kitchen are the countertops. When planning a new outdoor kitchen in the Lehigh Valley, it’s important to look beyond both popularity and affordability. You will want to make sure your new outdoor kitchen in Center Valley, Pennsylvania has countertops that are easy to maintain while adding a touch of elegance to your new outdoor kitchen.

This is why we are sharing three things you need to know before you select countertops for your new outdoor kitchen in Center Valley, Pennsylvania:

  • Don’t use glossy countertops in your new outdoor kitchen

The most common finish for countertops is polished, but you will not want to use a polished finish on the countertops in your new outdoor kitchen. The polished finish will make the surface of your countertops glossy and almost mirror-like. This could cause an uncomfortable glare in your new outdoor kitchen.

If you are considering a new outdoor kitchen in Center Valley, Pennsylvania we recommend using a matte or antique finish. Matte and antique countertops are much less reflective and can help disguise dirt and debris in your new outdoor kitchen.

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  •  Visualize exactly how your countertops will look in your new outdoor kitchen

The material you choose for your new outdoor kitchen countertops will play a critical part of your design, construction, and maintenance. Many homeowners make the mistake of selecting outdoor countertops based on looks alone. But, neglecting to consider the durability and maintenance of your new outdoor kitchen countertops could cause you to waste money on countertops that need to be replaced frequently.

We believe that you deserve an outdoor kitchen that you will enjoy with your family and friends for years, and we think it should add value to your home. This is why we combine our architectural background, material knowledge, and construction expertise to articulate the pros and cons of each design option and material selection before the construction of your new outdoor kitchen begins. By leveraging our experience, we will help you select durable, reliable, and versatile material that will stand the test of time, provide years of worry-free enjoyment, and fit your desired maintenance commitment.

  • Know exactly how much the countertops will cost for your new outdoor kitchen 

The cost of building an outdoor kitchen can easily spiral out of control. This is why it is important to know exactly how much your new outdoor kitchen will cost before you dive into any construction projects.

At MasterPLAN, we will help you understand exactly how much your investment will cost so you are never surprised with unnecessary change orders and fees during your build! Your custom full-color 3D design will include a Budget Study that will provide a rough range of costs, laid out ala carte. This important tool helps you understand all of your investment options so that you can make the best decisions for your home and family.

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  • Trust the craftsmanship of your outdoor living expert

You shouldn’t have to worry about a project that is plagued with construction delays, permit or approval issues, dirty project sites and unprofessional contractors. But oftentimes we hear from frustrated homeowners that have been burned by outdoor kitchen contractors in the Lehigh Valley. This is not fair!

We believe that building your new outdoor kitchen should be free from stress and hassle. This is why we combine the design and build process to create a space that is comfortable, convenient, and built to last. Our proven design/build process leverages the talent of our skilled designers and passionate construction specialists to flawlessly execute the build of your outdoor living space.

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Planning a new outdoor kitchen should be an exciting experience, but we get that it is a significant investment. So you might feel overwhelmed thinking about all the important details that will complete your new outdoor living space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners- just like you- to help them make all the important decisions about their new outdoor kitchen. We have worked with customers ranging from areas in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Main Line of Philadelphia, and Western New Jersey. Our proven process has helped them design and build award-winning outdoor living spaces that maximize their home value, help families fall in love with their home all over again, and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how we do it:

Call –Schedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!


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