Outdoor Kitchen / July 29, 2018 / Amaury Dubeau
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.
Another great costsaver for natural stone outdoor kitchens and grills is the use of 2inch ThinStone Veneer. ThinStone veneer covers the outer perimeters of a structure with a thin layer of natural stone giving the outdoor kitchen or grill the appearance of being made entirely of natural stone. For those looking to save money thinstone veneer creates the perfect appearance of a full 4 natural stone veneer but cost half as much because it requires significantly less labor. You your friends and your family will not know the difference between full depth stone and thinstone veneer.
Electrical outlets can also be placed inside the structure for refrigerators warming draws and even for low voltage transformers. Electrical outlets in your outdoor kitchen can be a perfect place to setup your dream outdoor living environment with every cooking and entertainment appliance you could imagine. You could even bring a T.V. outside to watch the game while you cook on the grill. Glass tile kitchen backsplashes not only give outdoor kitchens an extra kick of style and design but they are also easy to clean. The smooth surface can be wiped down shortly after cooking to preserve the beauty of the masonry structure.