Enjoy Time at Home with a Built-in Outdoor Kitchen
Do you spend most summer evenings and weekends outside grilling? Or wish that you would? An outdoor kitchen would be perfect for you! You will have everything that you need for a cookout at your fingertips!
Outdoor kitchens are becoming popular throughout the country. Imagine having space outside to prep your meal, cook, and entertain all summer long! That’s what an outdoor kitchen allows you to do. A state-of-the-art grill is usually at its heart. The grill is installed into custom-designed cabinets and counters with a sink and refrigerator so that you have a fully functional kitchen in your backyard. You can design it to perfectly complement your house and landscaping.
There are three steps to planning an outdoor kitchen:
Create the Vision
Before you get started, you need to have a clear idea of what kind of outdoor cooking space you want. Your dream kitchen should be designed around your practical needs and habits. The best way to start is by asking yourself these questions.
How often do I plan to use my outdoor cooking space?
What type of grill do I plan to have? Charcoal, propane, or natural gas?
What types of meals do I want to have the counter space to prepare?
How many amenities do I want? A sink, dishwasher, or A refrigerator?
How much cooking and entertaining equipment do I plan to store in it?
Do I also want an eating and entertaining area?
Where you choose to install your outdoor kitchen is essential. Many people have it built adjacent to their home, where a patio might be, because of the convenience. It’s much easier to protect it from rain and snow by extending the roof overhang to protect it. It’s also less expensive to run utility lines outside to a cooking space that close to your home. You can choose to have it built further from your home. It’s smart to keep in mind that it will come with more expenses. During this process, it’s a good idea to consult your local building codes because they may also have restrictions on where it can be built. Or reach out to a trusted contractor, like our team at Burlington, who are experts in installing outdoor kitchens in your area.
Plan the Layout
Do you want a U-shaped kitchen with an island or a straight-line kitchen along the side of your house? These are just two examples that you can choose from. Just like an interior kitchen, there is a wide variety of layouts to choose from for outdoor cooking. While you plan out the design, keep your budget in mind, along with the shape and square footage of the space where it will be built. If you are overwhelmed by your options, don’t worry! That’s why we are here. Our NFI certified technicians have built custom outdoor kitchens and installed built-in grills for customers across SE Wisconsin and NE Illinois. We are here to help you with every step of the process, from planning and design to acquiring permits for construction and installation. Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible. Even during the installation process, we work hard to prevent our construction from effecting your day-to-day routine. Before you know it, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoor kitchen of your dreams with your family and friends.