How you cook up your outdoor kitchen first depends on your budget, your space and your style…
…but the rest is up to your creativity and how you want to use the space – besides the obvious and that’s to cook up a great meal outside. It’s an important space to have because it not only enhances your life and your entertaining possibilities, but it makes your home more valuable because it is like putting on a room addition without one. Price points for Outdoor Kitchens can range from a few grand to tens of thousands – but the good news is there are a lot of ways to stretch the dollar and improvise to make your outdoor cooking, seating and relaxing area a fun, and out of this world place.
We also discovered some solutions if you don’t want to install plumbing for your Outdoor Kitchen – there are ways to cut corners like this plastic wall sink that you hook up to the hose to rinse and then carry what you’ve collected into the trash. Or instead of a complete counter surround for your grill, there are inexpensive carts on wheels that can give you that added prep space we all need and never seem to have enough of!
Here’s a list of some of the essentials we talk about for your Outdoor Kitchen:
- The Grill
- Counter Space for the Grill
- Dining area
- Seating area
- Outdoor speakers
- A taste of the indoors – only outside
- Decorative touches that make it cozy
- And lots of plants in containers!