Maybe you’ve been dreaming about having an outdoor kitchen for a while, but do you know what’s involved? Specifically, do you know what materials are best for outdoor fixtures, like your cabinets? Outdoor kitchens must be capable of withstanding exposure to extreme heat, intense sunshine, exposure to rain, UV rays and more.
This means that you need to choose the materials for your outdoor cabinets carefully. At Orlando Outdoor Kitchens, we use HDPE for our Orlando outdoor kitchen cabinets. We believe that this material is the best possible product for these furnishings! We want you to know why, so you can decide whether cabinets from Orlando Outdoor Kitchens will be right for your household. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Do Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets Need to be Made From Special Material?
Outdoor weather, especially in Florida, is very hard on traditional cabinet materials like wood. With regular exposure to rain, humidity, sunshine and other elements, cabinets can warp, crack, and rot.
Maybe you’ve had a wooden outdoor deck in the past, or maybe a wooden fence around your property. If so, you’re probably well aware that these fixtures need regular refinishing or they can deteriorate quickly. With periodic applications of stain or paint, you can prolong the life of your wooden deck or fence.
For this same reason, outdoor kitchen cabinets should not be made from wood. In order to withstand the constant exposure to challenging conditions, outdoor cabinets should be made from something that is water-resistant, resistant to fading and warping, rot resistant and more.
What Is HDPE?
HDPE stands for high density polyethylene. This petroleum-based material is a thermoplastic polymer that is widely recognized as one of the most flexible and useful plastic materials available for consumer use. HDPE is used to create everything from shampoo bottles to milk jugs, plastic bottles, bleach bottles, piping, cutting boards and more. HDPE is also found in wood plastic composite materials.
What is a composite wood material?
Composite wood is a material that looks like wood, but it wears like plastic. Composite wood is found in modern decking material, outdoor fences, furnishings and more. This material is often used in outdoor settings because of its resistance to UV rays, structural integrity and resistance to water.
Benefits of HDPE
There are many benefits of HDPE:
- Resistance to corrosion – HDPE is highly resistant to corrosion, even with exposure to water and other elements that cause many other materials to weather with time.
- Long-term reliability – HDPE lasts for a long time in a variety of conditions.
- Flexibility – HDPE is a relatively flexible material, so it’s resistant to cracking. This improves its durability.
- Lightweight – HDPE is relatively lightweight for easy installation.
- Recyclable – HDPE is an eco-friendly, recyclable material.
- Leak-free – Despite being installed outside, HDPE can be made nearly leak-free, even when installed outdoors.
Why Do You Need HDPE for Your Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets?
If you would like to have an outdoor kitchen with long-lasting performance, then you’re going to need all the fixtures in your outdoor kitchen to be made from long-lasting, weatherproof material. Orlando Outdoor Kitchens sells outdoor kitchen cabinets made from HDPE because HDPE is fade-resistant, water-resistant, and UV-resistant, along with all of the benefits listed above. In addition, our HDPE cabinets are made from a material that can easily be shaped into a variety of patterns.
Because we’ve used HDPE to create our cabinets, they’re available in colors including:
- Bright white
- Dolphin gray
- Glacier gray
- Woodgrain dark ash
- Woodgrain mahogany
- Woodgrain teak
- Woodgrain weatherwood
- Woodgrain white ash
Our cabinets are also available in patterns ranging from slatted, shaker, flat surface, and glass cabinets.
How to Get Started Choosing Your Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets
If you’d like to create your outdoor kitchen with HDPE material, start with a consultation from Orlando Outdoor Kitchen. We can help you by starting with a discussion of your needs. We’ll walk you through a discussion about the various types of cabinets, patterns, and colors. You’ll need to answer questions such as:
- What’s your budget?
- What do you plan to store in your cabinet?
- How often will you be using your outdoor cabinets?
- What colors look best in your outdoor cooking space? Should the cabinets match your home’s siding, landscaping, or other fixtures in your environment?
- What are your goals for your outdoor kitchen?
Once you’ve answered these questions, we’ll create a design for your outdoor kitchen. We’ll provide a quote for your outdoor cabinet installation, so you’ll know exactly how much your installation will cost. Once you’ve signed a contract, we can move forward with installation.
Why Should You Trust Orlando Outdoor Kitchens for Your Outdoor Cabinets?
Orlando Outdoor Kitchens is a trusted contractor in Orlando. We provide outdoor kitchens for homes and businesses in Orlando and beyond. If you’re wondering whether Orlando Outdoor Kitchens is the right contractor for your needs, call today to set up a consultation.
We can provide references for homeowners who would like to know how other consumers have enjoyed their experience with our company. Get started with your dream kitchen – you won’t regret it!
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