Building an outdoor kitchen is a satisfying and cost-effective endeavor. It adds to the curb appeal of the home and creates valuable outdoor living space for the entire family. A weekend warrior should be able to complete the kitchen in two weekends as long as he or she has a detailed plan. The kitchen can be built on an existing patio or in another part of the yard. However, if there is no patio, a patio will have to be poured or laid prior to construction. The first step to building the kitchen should be defining all the outdoor spaces within the kitchen area. There should be a place for a grill or cooktop, counter space, storage and seating. It’s also important to decide if the water, electricity and gas will come from existing sources inside the house or if new power and water sources will be installed. Once all the planning decisions have been made and a blueprint created, construction of the kitchen can commence.
If this sounds complicated or excessively time consuming, a simpler method involves hiring a contractor. Wood Crafters builds outdoor spaces that include grilling and food preparation stations, and they have experience working with natural stone blocks and stone veneers. They can also add additional features, including patio covers and custom walkways.