Are you thinking of buying a barbecue or creating a proper cooking area in the outdoor space of your home? Well you’re in the right place!

Fun, good food and fresh air: grilling is one of our favourite times of year. The enjoyment of good food becomes a group activity, with laughter, new recipes and – often – some unwanted advice from those who like to wear the chef’s hat!

But it becomes more difficult if the barbecue is not functional or the outdoor kitchen space is poorly organised: too many trips back and forth into the house and poorly cooked food can spoil even the best garden parties.

The three main planning considerations

1. How much available space do you have?

In order to make the right choice about your barbeque, especially in terms of size, you should first consider your available space. How big is your garden, porch or terrace where you are planning to position it?

This is what to consider.

  • Distance

The flue of the barbecue must be at least 6 metres away from trees, buildings and other vertical barriers, for your safety and to avoid incidences of smoke being blown back towards the barbeque.

  • Decking

It must be specious enough, yet compact, not susceptible to sagging and allow you to operate without getting your feet getting damp at any time of year.

  • Climate

The barbecue, if placed outdoors, should always be protected with an appropriate cover to prevent water penetration and frost damage during the winter season.

2.   How much will you use it?

The choice of modules is not the only thing to consider: you also have to position them in an organised and user-friendly way, that’s why planning and design (professional if possible) becomes necessary.

Is there just one chef in your family? Placing the hob and grill close together might be the best choice. Will several people be preparing food at the same time? You might consider having a worktop between the different cooking modules, to allow everyone to have their own space.

3.    How should you organise your outdoor kitchen?

The choice of modules is not the only thing to consider: you also have to position them in an organised and user-friendly way, that’s why planning and design (professional if possible) becomes necessary.

Is there just one chef in your family? Placing the hob and grill close together might be the best choice. Will several people be preparing food at the same time? You might consider having a worktop between the different cooking modules, to allow everyone to have their own space.

Palazzetti professional design: an opportunity not to be missed!

Did you know that until 31/07 you can receive a free no obligation consultation with Palazzetti’s experts? Making a request is really simple: just fill in the form at outdoor.palazzetti.it and you will be contacted!

You will benefit from more than 60 years of experience in the sector and the invaluable advice from the design studio that designed all Palazzetti Garden barbecues.

You will be guided in choosing the best product, according to your needs, the characteristics of your home and your budget. Remember: the modules can be integrated over time, for an outdoor kitchen that evolves with your needs!

Ask for a free consultation!