An outdoor kitchen adds tremendous enjoyment to al fresco dining and entertainment. It can be as simple as a built-in grill & counter space, or as lavish as you desire. Follow along as we take you through a typical construction project. This particular kitchen is under a roofed portal, but it could just as easily be built in the open or under a shaded ramada.
Your kitchen can be constructed using wood or steel framing, masonry block, brick, or stone. Brick & stone can serve as both structure & finish sides, while masonry block and steel/wood framing will require finishing on the sides. Steel/wood framing results in more interior space which eases installation of drawers, shelves, and other under counter items.
Regardless of the construction materials you choose, the planning, design, & building steps are similar. Whether you do the work or you use a licensed contractor, be sure to adhere to applicable building codes, and in particular, be sure to follow the manufacturer instructions for products you install.