When considering a garden project one common question we ask new clients is: what about an outdoor kitchen? This time of year is the reason why Californians cook outside – we take advantage of the warm weather and longer days. Plus it doesn’t feel like such a chore grilling outside – clean-up is minimal and a glass of wine in the garden is always appreciated and enjoyed after a long day inside the office.
There are a lot of possibilities when considering a built in BBQ and outdoor kitchen, personal preference is definitely the controlling factor. How much grilling will you be doing? What about additional bar seating and countertop space? Do you need a sink for clean up? Do you want a refrigerator for prepped food or drinks for the party? What about keeping food warm? What about a side burner for your beans? Are you answering yes to all of the above? It’s all possible in your outdoor kitchen. I’ve even recently heard about a blender that can be sunk and built into a countertop for margaritas!
We’ve built many custom built in BBQs for our clients. Every one is different from accessories to counter tops to wall materials. Right now we are starting construction on an outdoor kitchen that is going to include building in a big green egg! Here are some custom built in BBQS we’ve constructed for our clients:
Many people order new BBQs when planning their outdoor kitchen, however if you love your current grill there are many options to build the countertops around your existing grill and simply slide it in to a permanent structure. Or maybe instead of a building a custom unit, you just want your design to include a specific spot for your grill like in these projects:
As I’ve mentioned there are many options when considering adding an outdoor kitchen and Built in BBQ to your garden. It’s important to decide what you want in your kitchen if you’re ready to make it a permanent fixture in your garden. Whether you’re ready for your own custom Built in BBQ or you’re just ready to grill, be sure to check out our previous blog – 5 tips for cleaning your gas grill – it will for sure come in handy this season – Enjoy your time outside and Happy grilling!