When it is finally time to build an outdoor kitchen with a grill station, careful planning is needed. The planning will make the outdoor kitchen its very best for the money invested. It is important to build an outdoor kitchen that the whole family will benefit from. It will need to be convenient to use, have all the things needed for outdoor cooking and entertaining, and have places for family and guests to sit and enjoy the outdoor ambiance.
Designing the Outdoor Kitchen
When planning an outdoor kitchen there are several things to consider:
- Where the kitchen will be located. There needs to be a way to get equipment to the location to build the outdoor kitchen essentials. there will need to be electrical, water, and perhaps gas outlets available to run the appliances in this outdoor kitchen. It needs to be convenient to the home’s kitchen and outdoor entrance.
- How large can this kitchen be? Too small is inconvenient and too large is a waste of space and money. Make a list of the amenities and appliances wanted and then figure out how much space is needed.
- What will the floor of the outdoor kitchen be made of, poured concrete, ceramic tile, etc.?
- Is there a budget for a roof for the outdoor kitchen? Roofs make the space usable in more types of weather.
- What kind of grill will be purchased? What makes a good grill, and which grills will the budget allow? Consider a Coyote grill for your outdoor kitchen. There are lots of brands and models of grills to choose from. But Coyote grills give a lot of use and quality for the money. There are grills that use different fuels to cook with. Coyote grills can be purchased that use natural gas, electricity, charcoal, wood pellets, or liquid propane.
- What will the outdoor kitchen look like? This new space should go well with the color scheme and design of the house.
- Which appliances will be used in this outdoor room and what material will they be made of?
- How will this space be lighted for evening use?
- What furniture will be included for family and guest eating and relaxing comfort?
Building the Outdoor Kitchen
This is one home improvement project that should be left to professionals for at least the basic construction. A contractor can come in with the big equipment needed to level the space and pour the concrete for the floor. They can also install other flooring choices. They will also have licensed plumbers and electricians to bring all the utilities to the kitchen in the spaces you need them. They will install the roof supports and the roof. A contractor will do all this building economically and, in less time, than a homeowner could accomplish the project.
When the basic outdoor structure is completed, the homeowner can step in to install purchased appliances and furniture along with decor items. Appliances should include the grill, a small refrigerator, a sink, and storage as basic appliances.
As added features, consider adding a pizza oven and drinks cooler. A well-planned and furnished outdoor kitchen will give any family hours of warm weather fun and entertainment. Comfortable seating is a necessity. A dining table and chairs is also needed. Consider adding an outdoor TV screen and gaming equipment. Each family will have its own ideas for finishing touches.