Are you looking to have an outdoor kitchen installed? We’re sure you have a host of questions running on your mind so we have listed 5 of the most frequently asked questions about installing outdoor kitchens. Read on and you might just find the answer you’re looking for.
What is an ideal size for an outdoor kitchen?
An outdoor kitchen can fit a strip or be as expansive rivaling your indoor kitchen. If it’s going to be a busy outdoor kitchen, allow for at least 3-4 feet for the counter workspace. It’s also ideal to provide 16 inches
Can you put an outdoor kitchen on a deck?
Yes, you can but you have to consult with your contractor about the type of deck that will host the outdoor kitchen and its appliances. A deck can be the platform type, raised or even multi-level. Knowing the deck type will help you and your contractor choose the best spot for the outdoor kitchen. Next is to determine the weight limit your deck can handle which will inform you on the number of outdoor kitchen appliance you can include in your outdoor kitchen plan.
How far should a grill be from the house?
A grill should be placed 10 feet away from the house for safety and protection against any fire hazards. It doesn’t matter what fuel your grill runs on, too. Aside from placing it far enough and away from combustible materials and property, you should also have ample space to move around, especially when prepping to put the meat or taking it off the grill.
Is it bad to grill under a covered porch or patio?
While you definitely can grill anywhere outdoors, grilling under a cover may leave your outdoor ceilings covered with soot and smoke that will stain far longer than you’d like, if not a lifetime.
What is the best material for an outdoor countertop?
The best materials for an outdoor countertop would be natural weather-hardy ones such as concrete, granite, soapstone, or tile. Eco-friendly recycled glass can also be a great choice so long as you check with the manufacturer that the material is equipped for outdoor use.
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