Outdoor Kitchen & Bars Frequently Asked Questions
If you love entertaining friends and family, an outdoor kitchen and bar installation can be the perfect addition to your home. Entertain guests while still being outside and taking in the festivities with the help of outdoor kitchen additions. Our aim at All Seasons Pools, Spas & Outdoor Living is to make your home the hub of your social network at all times. Our specialization is creating a means to cook and dine outside, and we have many various ways to do this.
Learn about our installation process and how you can dazzle your guests and increase your home’s resale value with our outdoor kitchen services.
Why should I install an outdoor kitchen?
The advantages of outdoor kitchens for your outdoor living area include:
- They are adaptable and can fit any backyard
- Provides your guests with a special place to eat with their loved ones
- Keeping heat and offensive cooking odors outside of your house
- Offers enough seats for more visitors
- Allows the cook to participate in the celebrations while cooking
- Offers quick access to food and drinks without having to take trips back inside
- Boosts your home’s curb appeal and resale value
Where should I place my outdoor kitchen?
Outdoor kitchen construction is best done on a patio with under-truss support. This guards against UV radiation and excessive moisture in the outdoor kitchen. It also saves you from constantly having to dry wet surfaces because of rainy summers. Additionally, no one likes to be confronted with the choice of stopping the BBQ or remaining outside in the rain when an unexpected storm blows in.
How much does an outdoor kitchen cost?
Without viewing the area or understanding what you’re searching for, it might be difficult to say. Our outdoor kitchen construction costs typically range from $10,000 to $20,000. This is why we offer free estimates. When you chat with our team, we’ll be able to give you an accurate estimate of your project before we start.
What should I consider when designing a new outdoor kitchen?
Any backyard can accommodate an outdoor kitchen, but remember how much room you’ll need to prepare meals and entertain guests. Consider the following aspects when designing your new outdoor kitchen and bar area:
- Where guests will be seated
- How many guests you’ll host on average
- How much space you need between the cooking area and eating/gathering area
- How much storage you will need for cooking supplies
- How much space you would like between your outdoor kitchen and home
How long will it take to install my outdoor kitchen?
The entire procedure will take no more than three weeks. There is a small amount of downtime from the time the countertop is templated until it is installed, but other than that, we work quite rapidly, making sure to keep our work area clean and your property free from debris and construction materials. We understand that it’s your home, and you don’t want to be inconvenienced by our construction.
What kind of shape should I plan for my outdoor kitchen?
The shape you choose will depend on your available space. Smaller backyards, for instance, will benefit from an outdoor kitchen situated directly up against the house since it leaves a lot of room available for other activities.
You may employ split-level designs with a bar and separate kitchen prep and serving areas for bigger backyards. Everything depends on the size of your backyard, how you see using the area, and the specific elements you want to incorporate.
What are some of the appliances and hardware I can install outside?
The possibilities are nearly endless regarding what you can install in your outdoor kitchen and bar area. Feel free to get creative as well as incorporate functionality. For example, you can install an outdoor refrigerator to help you stash your ingredients for easier access or a kegerator to always keep cold beer on tap. Other examples of outdoor appliances include:
- Pizza Oven
- Wine Coolers
- Warming Drawers
- Ice Maker
- Space Heaters
- Sound Systems
Can I install backsplashes in my outdoor kitchen?
Yes! You have plenty of options as well. Your outdoor kitchen’s backsplash is a fantastic spot to express your design creativity. You can select from ceramic, porcelain, or glass tiles, all of which are strong and waterproof. There are several color and size possibilities for natural stone tiles to complement any décor, including slate, marble, and granite. For a more durable option, consider using brick, corrugated metal sheets, or perhaps a combination of these materials.
What materials should I use to build my outdoor kitchen?
You should use weather-resistant materials while designing your outdoor kitchen. The most likely material for your grill and equipment to be built of is stainless steel. You should use stone, brick, concrete, or a hard wood like teak for your walls. Most builders advise using stainless steel or marine-grade plastics for your cabinets and drawers. For countertops, we suggest:
- Natural Stone
- Weather-Resistant Tile
Let’s Start Designing!
Our in-house artisans construct bespoke enclosures that surround only the best commercial-grade appliances, which are made of brick, natural stone, granite, travertine, and other materials. All Seasons specializes in transforming your backyard into an outdoor kitchen or bar. Call or email us right away; you’ll be glad you did, whether we’re building your new swimming pool, remodeling your current pool and backyard, or even if you don’t have a pool!
Contact us today to speak with a designer and begin the estimate process.