Outdoor Kitchen / August 5, 2018 / Amaury Dubeau
The growing popularity of the outdoor kitchen in the last years has created many different products to choose when designing your outdoor kitchen some people prefer to design a small and practical outdoor kitchen and save some costs others go for the luxury additions when creating their outdoor kitchen design. Today you can find outdoor kitchens in region of the world that have relatively short summers people living in these areas try and enjoy the summer to its fullest and install a kitchen that is built around the grill this way they can have a barbecue without running in and out of the house and use a small kitchen in their backyard.
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.
In summary pick a countertop. Choose a finish as long as its not polished. Use low voltage lighting and electrical outlets to make the outdoor kitchen as functional as the one inside. Stay cool with an umbrella sleeve. Stay warn with a toekick heater. Use 2inch thinstone veneer and a slabongrade foundation to cut costs. Include a glass tile backsplash for a stylish easytoclean surface. Finally always include a vent in the back of your grill so it doesnt blow up. Otherwise you may need these tips all over again.