An essential of your outdoor kitchen is cabinets. If the deck or patio is located just outside the kitchen in the main house, bringing dishes, flatware, and cutlery is not an issue. However, if you have a standalone deck that is spacious enough, you could install custom furniture and cabinetry on one side of the alfresco kitchen. Roomy cabinets are also very convenient when you intend to hold parties and get-togethers with friends and extended family. You can store utensils, napkins, crystal, and any other supplies you might need.

You Would Need Weather-Resistant Materials


When placing orders for outdoor furniture and customized cabinets, the stress is on materials that can take the onslaught of Chicago’s extreme weather conditions. For instance, snow, rain, and wind or heat in summers. If you prefer natural or traditional themes, you could choose resilient wood like teak, cypress, pine, ipe, or bamboo. Alternatively, you could go with all-weather steel with a chrome finish for a contemporary look and feel. Steel is durable, easy to maintain, and resistant to fire and rust. Top with granite countertops, and if you wish to add to its durability, treat with an epoxy layer.

Choose Lightweight Furniture and Cabinetry


Our architects at Chicago Roof Deck and Kitchen will advise that you go with lightweight furniture. Most decks have a particular load-bearing capacity, because of which you would want to prevent the possibility of sagging or violating building codes. We’ll also help with ordering customized cabinets that are made especially for your outdoor spaces according to the available square footage. You can choose the materials, colors, finishes, and hardware according to the theme you’ve chosen and personal preferences. All that remains is installing the cabinets in place, which can be done quickly.

Ready to know more about how custom furniture and cabinetry can enhance your outdoor kitchen and deck? Contact us, and let’s start you off with some great ideas.