There are many ways to enjoy time with family and one of them is building an outdoor kitchen. This is a nice idea to maximize your backyard by preparing, cooking and serving delicious meals on the patio. Build an outdoor kitchen is a challenging job, but there are a few guidelines you have to remember, such as:
1. Find an appropriate location in the backyard or patio. Make sure the location is an extension of your home, but this is not a standard you have to follow.
2. Patio is the best place to build an outdoor kitchen, but you have to make sure this area can withstand the weight of the fire pit, cabinet or grill.
3. Before installing several features in the kitchen, prepare the outdoor kitchen plans especially the area must allow for utility hookups. Several features need proper installation, for example, a sink will need proper drainage and plumbing, so does with a gas grill requires a gas line to work as its function. Do not forget the importance of outlets and wiring if you want to install or operate electrical appliances.
4. Preparing prebuilt cabinet bases is the first thing you can do to start outdoor kitchen project. You can build or purchase and install them in a workable design. Do not forget to consider fire safety when incorporating your appliances and grill. Please pay attention to commercial cooktops and grills, do not place them closely to cabinets and these features need proper ventilation.
5. Since the kitchen is outside your home, choose weatherproof materials and give extra seal to your outdoor kitchen surfaces. Wood cabinets become a bad idea for an outdoor kitchen, prefer stainless cabinets. However, stainless cabinets can cost you a lot, if your budget is low, then better buy a commercial sealant product.
6. The hardest part build an outdoor kitchen is finding a contractor willing to build it and in this case, you can consider a premade outdoor kitchen unit which available from superstores and major lumber centers.