There is nothing more appealing than preparing food and grilling in specially designed outdoor spaces, but many homeowners worry about the cost of adding a fully functional outdoor kitchen. What homeowners do not realize is that elaborate outdoor grilling stations and kitchens do not have to be expensive. The basic materials, including stone and mortar, cost about $800. The cost of grills, outdoor refrigerators, counters and storage pantries vary according to the homeowner’s tastes and needs, but the entire project, not including a contractor, should cost just under $2,000.
To save time and hassle, a homeowner should hire a contractor that’s experienced in designing and building custom outdoor spaces to perform the work. Employing a contractor will add to the cost of the kitchen, but the homeowner will be assured a high-quality outdoor kitchen that meets all of the family’s needs for the supplied budget.