Outdoor Kitchen / July 13, 2018 / Rosamonde Laliberte
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.
As you can see while they may seem like a luxury there really are no set rules for defining a space as an outdoor kitchen. With a little imagination and helpful resources and design guidelines such as this you will find that no matter what type you may fancy it is sure to become a central location for your family and your friends to gather while enjoying the great outdoors. Following is a short and fun questionnaire to help you begin determining your outdoor kitchen design goals.
It creates a second kitchen Since most outdoor kitchens include a grill sink and mini refrigerator it will come in handy in the event that your main kitchen is out of commission. Outdoor kitchens can help you get through a plumbing emergency power outages (if you have an electric stove in the main kitchen) and a kitchen remodel. If the main kitchen is a mess of epic proportions and you just cant face cleaning it before dinner break out the paper plates and napkins and head outside.