Outdoor Kitchen / July 26, 2018 / Rosamonde Laliberte
Outdoor kitchens and grills have become an essential component of outdoor gatherings by providing tremendous style and increased practicality. Here are some tips for constructing a functional outdoor kitchen and grill with durability value and style. When choosing the type of stone you would like to use for your outdoor kitchen countertop many people choose granite for its appearance and durability but they fail to realize that local stone can achieve the same durability and save up to 50 percent on the cost of the countertop.
Next you will need to determine whether you will want your grill to be freestanding or built into an outdoor grilling island. Custom grilling islands can help provide your outdoor kitchen with a more upscale look. Just like an indoor kitchen island the outdoor grilling island includes masonry with cabinets. Many experts agree that custom masonry grilling islands can add tremendous value to your home. You can also go with a prefab grilling island. These prefab islands come in a variety of configurations and exterior finishes. They cost less than more custom islands.
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.)