Outdoor Kitchens

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Choosing Your Outdoor Kitchen Style And Design

There are numerous styles of outdoor kitchens. While they can be modern, traditional, and rustic, you should choose a style that works best with your backyard decor. Modern designs will blend in easily with most patio furniture while adding a designer feel to your yard space. It may also be less expensive to heat an outdoor living area if you’re going with a stylish modern look rather than investing in a traditional style that has bulky features.

Remember that some modern-style appliances can look out of place when placed indoors because their sleek styling gives them a more contemporary look.

Your outdoor kitchen’s design will depend on the size of your yard and budget, but you should carefully consider each feature to ensure it is something you want or need in your backyard. Outdoor kitchen appliances are becoming more efficient and easier to clean because manufacturers create appliances made to withstand the elements.

The Hidden Costs of Outdoor Kitchens

If this question isn’t hard enough to answer already, there are numerous unseen factors that follow up as your project starts to take shape. These costs go beyond the cooking equipment and grill island but are just as vital to making your outdoor kitchen a fully functional space. For example: does that grill you’ve had your eye on use natural gas? That probably means you’ll have to pay to install or extend utility lines. Do your plans include an outdoor sink or outdoor refrigeration components? If so, prepare to pony up for water lines, electrical costs and ofcourse drainage.
Unless you expect your guests to stand near the cookout, you’ll need to keep outdoor seating sets on your radar, too. You don’t want to get caught off guard by the costs of shade elements or an entire covered structure, and the same goes for outdoor heating and cooling appliances. It’s also easy to overlook expenses for landscaping and permanent lighting, assuming they’re included in your plans. And now for a real bubble-burster: some areas require you to pay for a building permit before a single shovel can be put to work!
With so many variables in play at once, it should be clear just how complicated the question “How much does an outdoor kitchen cost?” really is. But if you need more proof that the only honest answer is “It depends ! Give us a call and we will come over and give you some ideas about your plans for an exterior Outdoor Kitchen . 
 Here we have nine design tips for your perfect kitchen in the backyard . 
9 Design Tips for Planning the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen
  1. Research Outdoor Kitchen Types.
  2. Assess the Available Space.
  3. Choose Between Permanent and Portable Options.
  4. Set a Budget.
  5. Understand Your Preferred Cooking Styles.
  6. Consider Climate and Environment.
  7. Commit to Proper Maintenance.
  8. Select Outdoor Kitchen Material

Plan Ahead

You want to think about some elements first so that everything goes smoothly once construction begins. Items like the overall size, flow, and style of your outdoor kitchen are key factors in determining the design structure for your new cooking space.

Choose A Location That Fits Your Needs

When choosing your outdoor kitchen's location, you must think of your needs first. Think about what kind of entertaining you plan to do, where electrical outlets are, and where you plan to store grills and other accessories.

Find The Right Equipment

Think about how many guests you will regularly entertain and what types of dishes you will prepare most often before making starting your project. Big families might want to look into a grill, stove, and sink, while smaller families may not want as large of an outdoor kitchen.

Choose Your Countertops Carefully

Once you determine the size and layout of your outdoor kitchen space, figure out which countertops will work best for your needs. Cement pavers provide homeowners with durability-tested low-maintenance options yet stylish enough to complement any home décor or exterior design theme as an option to consider

Find The Right Contractors

If you are building more complex outdoor kitchens, it is crucial to find experienced contractors who can easily handle this type of project. Make sure they are experienced in building outdoor kitchens. If not, ask for references and try to go out to some homes where they have built them before.

An outdoor kitchen is an excellent way to enjoy those fresh fall and summer months with family and friends. Outdoor kitchens can allow homeowners to enjoy less formal entertaining and accommodate more guests than the inside of your home could house easily. Plus, they are an extension to your indoor kitchen, making it easy to prepare meals for large gatherings without being crowded inside the home.

If you’ve been thinking about creating one in your backyard, but you don’t know where to start, here are some tips that will help you start building the perfect outdoor kitchen space:



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Frequently Asked Questions

This depends on how often you plan to use your outdoor kitchen and the kind of food preparation you want to do. Gas grills are generally easier to light than charcoal and usually stay at a set temperature once they've been turned on. They also give you more options for cooking: indirect heat (on the side burner) or add wood chips for an extra smoky flavor. Charcoal grills give off a wonderful smokey flavor but take much longer to come up to temperature. So, you will need well-ventilated hoods or exhaust fans that pull all the smoke outside when it's in use.

An 8x8 foot area is a minimum for a prep area and grill, with 2-foot end zones to walk around. To prevent heat damage, a grill should be located at least 6 inches from your house. If you want additional space for storage or multiple appliances, keep in mind that you'll need more than one cubic yard of gravel per 100 square feet of patio.

Yes. If local building codes approve it and the deck can support the weight. Ensure adequate venting to prevent the buildup of heat and gas.