Outdoor Kitchen / July 8, 2018 / Amaury Dubeau
Bluestone countertops are certainly durable enough to handle the outdoors especially considering a bluestone countertop may match your dining patio. In style bluestone countertops bring a formality to the look of the outdoor kitchen. Other countertop options include concrete slate tile marble and soapstone. In the end local stone such as bluestone seem to hold the best balance between cost durability and beauty. (Also 2inch bluestone should be used instead of typical 1and a quarterinch. This will provide the countertop with necessary strength and durability for transportation.)
This technique unfamiliar to the average homeowner incorporates a on grade foundation that will cut your structural costs in half. Your outdoor kitchen and grill can be set on a slabongrade foundation as opposed to a typical footing. Slabongrade means the shape is dug into the ground gravel is set at the bottom and concrete is poured level with the hole and reinforced by steel. This technique works in conjunction with metal framed structures metal framed structures weigh significantly less than masonry structures and are designed to handle the countertop weight. This simple system removes the need for a deeply dug footing and concrete block cutting back structural costs by 50 percent.
It increases your resale value Outdoor kitchens have become one of the hottest trends in home design. If you ever wanted to sell your house an outdoor kitchen will increase your property value by at least a few thousands dollars. Not only will your house look modern and updated but the extra room outdoors will appeal to buyers. It gets you outside Lets face it; sometimes it can be hard to tear the family away from the computer television and air conditioning. Outdoor dining allows you to turn the everyday occurrence of making dinner into something exciting. Light a few candles turn on some music and enjoy the sun and fresh air. Without any extra hassle dinner has become a special event.