3 Common Questions Answered About Outdoor Kitchens

As the weather gets warmer and we find ourselves spending more time outdoors, there’s nothing better than heading outside to a perfect outdoor space. Whether you have a deck, patio, or just simply a porch with a grill, you and your family are likely enjoying fresh air somewhere in your backyard. But have you ever considered adding an outdoor kitchen to your home to help improve your outdoor living space?

If so, you’re not alone! Here at Dutchies, we often take outdoor kitchen ideas and turn them into a reality for our customers. We understand how a functional outdoor kitchen can elevate your home and outdoor relaxation to the next level. That’s why in this post, we want to go over some of the most commonly asked questions we receive about our outdoor kitchens and answer them for you.

How large should my space be to add an outdoor kitchen?

Before you can build an outdoor kitchen, you always have to consider the space you have available to you. Our customers often ask this question, but spacing requirements honestly depend on what you would like in your outdoor kitchen.

Are you thinking about adding a refrigerator, sink, and space for a grill? Or maybe you want to add more counter space, a bar, or other kitchen appliances like a pizza oven? Either way, here at Dutchies, our kitchens have a standard of 3-foot high countertops that are also 3 feet deep. So when you’re planning, take that sizing into consideration.

What is the average cost range of outdoor kitchens?

Here’s the thing—outdoor kitchens are not the lowest cost home update and renovation that you can do. Most of the time, our outdoor kitchens range from 20k to 30k in price, depending on the options and customizations you choose.

Also, depending on the size of your outdoor kitchen, your price may run higher or lower. You have to take into consideration if you’re going to have a stone veneer, stainless steel appliances, and the type of countertop you want. Our team will happily help you work within your budget and bring your outdoor kitchen design ideas to life.

What features do I need in my outdoor kitchen?

As you are already aware, needs versus wants can also play a big part in your outdoor kitchen renovation budget. Do you need two refrigerators, a brick oven, and a wine fridge? Maybe not, but they could be on your “want” list and added in later, or if you have leftover money in your budget.

On the other hand, you will need to consider some of your needs. For example, electrical outlets are a necessity for most outdoor kitchens, and if you install a sink or stove, gas and water lines may also be a possibility. If that’s the case, you’ll need to work with Dutchies to see about installing or extending any of these lines from your house, which can sometimes run up the cost.

Am I ready to start my outdoor kitchen project?

Only you can answer this question, but our team is ready and willing to help you smooth out all of the details. Here at Dutchies, our team of stone mason experts have been building outdoor kitchens for over a decade. We’re professionals at creating the perfect outdoor spaces—from kitchen and dining setups to gas grill stations, we’ve done it all.

Let our team here at Dutchies help make your outdoor kitchen ideas come to life. Feel free to reach out to us with any more questions you may have, and contact us if you’re ready to get started on your next big project!