Outdoor Kitchen Design & Installation

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Outdoor Kitchens are a great place where friends and families can gather and relax. This is especially true due to the excellent weather for outdoor entertaining here in the Austin TX area. Additionally, an outdoor kitchen adds value to your home by creating a functional and attractive addition to the property. There are many types and styles of outdoor kitchens, from a simple small barbeque grill, to elaborate designs that integrate the styling cues from your home and other landscape features. View some of our Austin outdoor kitchen installations here.

What Features Should a Great Outdoor Kitchen Have?

Outdoor kitchens can have many different types of designs. There are lots of different materials to accomplish different looks, such as wood, rocks, and natural stones. Stucco has also become a common material for use in Austin area outdoor kitchens as well.

One of the most important features of an outdoor kitchen are the counter tops.

Countertops are often made of granite and tile. Outdoor kitchen counter tops are set between 36” to 39” high. Bar Heights re 42” to 44” and should cantilever 10-12” to allow leg room. Most counter tops should be at least 36” deep. Depending on how much space the grill needs to open between grill and back splash.

You'll want your outdoor kitchen to be safe, so venting a gas or propane kitchen is a must. It'sery important to put a couple of vents throughout the kitchens. Note that gas rises and propane settles, so the gas you use will determine where the vents are placed. Both natural gas and propane are usually available throughout the Austin area. 

Outdoor Kitchens - Enjoyable and Convenient!

With the addition of an outdoor kitchen, you may find yourself cooking more, and being more adventurous with what you cook and how you prepare it. This is due to the ease of clean up and maintenance outdoor kitchens allow by utilizing a spacious, well thought out layout.

We have found that locating the outdoor kitchen close to the indoor kitchen of the home encourages usage, as the outdoor kitchen becomes almost an extension of the indoor one.

How Do I Help Create the Best Outdoor Kitchen for My Home?

Having a great plan, and well thought out goals for your outdoor kitchen will help achieve the best results. Immaculate Outdoor can help you with the planning and design process by answering any questions you may have, and making recommendatinos based on our years of outdoor kitchen installation experience in and around the Austin TX area. Here are some questions to that should be considered when developing your goals and plan:

  1. Have a budget. This may be one of the most important factors in the design phase as it will establich limits and help your decision making process.
  2. Know and list your goals for the outdoor kitchen.
  3. How many people do I plan to serve and entertain?
  4. How much preparation space do I need?
  5. How much storage space will I need?
  6. What do I want to store outside?
  7. Do I need a sink? Sinks add costs to the construction due to running water lines, etc.
  8. What type of electric will I need. How many outlets will I need. Note that you may need a higher voltage outlet for a full size refrigerator. Factor in food preparation appliances, radio, crockpot, mixer, etc.
  9. How often will I be using the outdoor kitchen to entertain?
  10. What types of foods will I be preparing, will there be any special needs for these types of foods?
  11. What type of grill option will be best? There are several options such as gas, propane, charcoal, pizza oven, etc. Do I need more than one grill?

Make sure to choose and design your outdoor kitchen around the answers to these questions so that you'll utilize your kitchen to its maxium potential. Choosing equipment, burners, drawers, doors, refrigerators and accessories will affect the outcome of your finished product.

Immaculate Outdoor recommends buying grills locally here in the Austin TX area, and will be glad to recommend a brand that will be right for your particular needs. Buying local will be an advantage as outdoor kitchen parts will wear, and being able to get replacements and service later on will be easier.

If you have any questions about how we can help you with an outdoor kitchen design, installation, or even renovate an existing outdoor kitchen, please call us at 512-801-7227.

View Some of Our Austin Outdoor Kitchen Installations

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