Design Guide

These are some of the key ideas to think about when planning and outdoor kitchen

Convenient access from indoors

Level, solid base to build upon

A sheltered area can allow for year round access

The desired location should have easy access to gas, electrical or water supplies

Internal power for equipment.

External power for rotisserie, drink mixer, portable speakers or other accessories

Consider a power source with USB ports included

Don’t assume there will be enough gas flow. Required BTU’s are determined by demand from new appliances, existing appliances (heaters, pool, fireplace), pipe sizing and length

Venting may be required on the kitchen island depending on the equipment installed

Divide the kitchen into functional zones

Cooking area, prep zone, wet/bar area and refrigeration

Ensure there is enough storage space for each

Think about how you want to entertain family and friends

Plan enough counter top space to support each zone

Allow for clear space next to cooking appliances to place trays and prepare food

Think about space for serving or cleanup

Allow enough space for people to pass by the nearest obstruction, usually at least 32″

What kind of chef do you aspire to be?

All the modern conveniences can be brought to the outdoors

Grills, refrigeration, beer tap, griddle, sink, specialty burners, warming drawer, trash/recycling center, wine fridge, and more

Have a look at some of the items we have to offer in our “Grills and Things

An outdoor kitchen incorporating seating allows for entertaining while cooking

Allow 24″ of counter top space for each seated person

Counter top overhangs should be properly supported

Counter height seating on a 36″ high kitchen should allow for at least 12 – 14″ of  counter top overhang