One of the hottest outdoor living trends is the outdoor kitchen. We’ve seen them for years in the warmer climates, but now the trend is moving even to areas like our own. With cold Chicago winters, one might wonder if adding an outdoor kitchen to their backyard is even possible. The answer is yes!
Probably the most popular and well-known outdoor kitchen design is the California Outdoor Kitchen. These kitchens are truly stunning and often include everything you would expect to find in an indoor kitchen. Designed for climates with warm temperatures year round, certain aspects or amenities, unfortunately, are not suitable for cold weather. For instance, you wouldn’t want a polished granite countertop around a sink as Chicago weather has a very distinct freeze and thaw cycle. The expanding and contracting could cause your beautiful countertop to crack.