How big is Outdoor Kitchen Investment

Like any major upgrade, an outdoor kitchen could be a simple affair that costs a couple grand or it could easily run into six figures. When deciding how much to […]

Custom QLike any major upgrade, an outdoor kitchen could be a simple affair that costs a couple grand or it could easily run into six figures. When deciding how much to invest in an outdoor kitchen, consider how you will use the space and how often it will be used, and how long you plan to live at your current location. Each of these factors will help determine the size and scope of your project. Here are some of the more specific factors to consider when budgeting for a new outdoor kitchen.

Utility connections

Running power to an outdoor kitchen is another potentially major expense. A top-end outdoor kitchen will have both electric and natural gas lines running to appliances, gas-fueled tiki torches, lighting and more in a kitchen space that is separated from the house.

Likewise, it’s not cheap to run new hot and cold water lines to the outdoor kitchen, as well as drainage lines. However, a simple cold-water sink can be attached to a garden hose, and drained through a French drain system under the yard.

Appliances

It cheaper and easier to get a built in outdoor island kitchens. Starting range is a bit pricey, but as a all-in-one it is actually cheaper. Almost every island kitchen comes with a built in grill, some even have refrigerator, granite and tiles. If you really want to get fancy my favorite is the Gourmet Q with full upgrades, it’s complete with refrigerator,  drawers and chests.

There are plenty of cost considerations when budgeting for an outdoor kitchen.

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