When considering contacting a contractor to build a custom outdoor kitchen for your home, you’ll need to hone in on the features that you want included in your dream outdoor kitchen.
A stove, sink, refrigerator, counter space and storage area. Will it be next to the house or set off by itself?
First how much will it cost? An outdoor kitchen is not unlike an indoor kitchen in that the more you add and the better the appliances the costlier it gets. On a small scale you might be able to build an outdoor kitchen for as little as $1500.00. However, a more accurate window would be $5,000.00 to $8,000.00. The maximum should not exceed $16,000.00.
The most important piece of equipment is the grill. Do you want a gas grill, a charcoal grill or an open flame or fire pit. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. The choice will make a big difference on cost.
If the area is to be built next to a house wall the plumbing and electrical will be less expensive to install.
A sink is a nice addition so trips to the kitchen for water and clean up is not necessary.
A full outdoor kitchen would also include a small stainless steel refrigerator.
Lighting is also important for night cooking and entertaining.