- 1 Can you do an outdoor kitchen on a deck?
- 2 Can you do a built in grill on a deck?
- 3 How much do outdoor kitchens weigh?
- 4 Do you need a sink in an outdoor kitchen?
- 5 Can I use my freestanding grill as a built in grill?
- 6 How do I protect my outdoor kitchen from the weather?
- 7 How do you run a water line to an outdoor kitchen?
- 8 How thick should a concrete pad be for a outdoor kitchen?
- 9 How long does it take to build an outdoor kitchen?
- 10 Do outdoor kitchens add value?
Can you do an outdoor kitchen on a deck?
You can build an outdoor kitchen on a deck, but you’ll first need to assess its load bearing capacity and the wood used to build it. Then you need to consider how your gas, water, electricity and drainage utilities will be connected, and what kitchen cabinets and appliances to fit for outdoor use.
Can you do a built in grill on a deck?
You can hire a contractor to build a built-in grill on your deck from scratch. While this may sound great, there are a few caveats. Most often a contractor will build a traditional masonry outdoor kitchen.
How much do outdoor kitchens weigh?
An outdoor kitchen is usually pretty heavy, as even small sizes weigh about 800 lbs.
Do you need a sink in an outdoor kitchen?
A sink makes any outdoor kitchen more functional, practical and convenient. An outdoor sink is great when you have a garden. You can rinse off just-picked fruits and veggies and keep dirt out of the house. You can also use the sink to prepare cut garden flowers for a vase.
Can I use my freestanding grill as a built in grill?
Yes, you can, and I have done this for clients. You’ll want to make sure of a few things first: if your built-in grill has folding sides to act as a work surface you’ll probably want to remove them. Leaving them on, even folded down, causes some big unsightly gaps between the grill and the surround.
How do I protect my outdoor kitchen from the weather?
Here’s what you need to do:
- Drain your outdoor faucet(s).
- Drain sprinklers.
- Clean and polish your stainless steel grill.
- Turn off your gas line.
- Polish your cabinetry.
- Store all your outdoor furniture.
- Empty your refrigerator and freezer.
- Clean out your ice maker.
How do you run a water line to an outdoor kitchen?
Add a water supply line from inside the house, with shutoff valves and drain plugs at the lowest point. Run the supply line through the wall of the house and out to the outdoor kitchen. Route the pipe through the bottom of the outdoor sink base cabinet. Install male-threaded adapters for the sink tubes.
How thick should a concrete pad be for a outdoor kitchen?
For a concrete patio, the ideal slab thickness is at least four inches. There are times where thicker slabs will make more sense, but, most of the time, 4 inches is the perfect thickness for a concrete slab.
How long does it take to build an outdoor kitchen?
On average, outdoor kitchens can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 4 months (or more) to complete. To be sure your space is ready when you need it, it’s best to start the process as soon as you’ve made the decision to commit to the project.
Do outdoor kitchens add value?
A study from Absolute Outdoor Kitchens found homes with an outdoor kitchen see an ROI of between 100% and 200% than homes without. Therefore, outdoor kitchens add significant value to the home.