When it comes to outdoor kitchens, your imagination really is your only limitation. Most familiar indoor appliances now have versions made for outdoor use. Some of our customers simply build paver patios on which their grills sit; others will build elaborate designs that incorporate hardscape walls and encasings with their appliances. There are a few things you should consider when designing your outdoor kitchen:
1.) Realistically, how often do you think you’ll use it? If not often, a basic design with just a grill will probably suit your needs and not break your budget. If you plan to regularly eat outdoors, you may want to consider adding a refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, storage space and lots of seating space.
2.) Consider proximity to your kitchen and family living space when selecting the location for your outdoor kitchen. Hauling food, plates and condiments long distances from inside gets old quickly and will discourage use of your outdoor investment.
What’s your design preference? Appliances can stand freely on the patio, or Johnson Concrete’s team can build a design with our Prestige Wall to encase them for visual appeal. You can add your own furniture, or we can build seat walls and benches from our hardscapes products. If you can dream it, we can build it.
3.) Logistically, you may need to plan how to run electricity and water lines and consider if you want to add lighting and/or a heat source such as a fireplace. We can help with this, too.
Please view our project gallery for design ideas and call or stop by to schedule an appointment with us. Each of our design center locations has a designer on staff and an outdoor living display, complete with a kitchen. We also regularly host DIY training events on our displays, teaching people how to install pavers and build columns. Please view our Event Calendar or join our mailing list to receive coupons and notification of upcoming events.