3 things to consider before building an outdoor kitchen

Posted May 21, 2020 in 3D Design, Blog, Outdoor Kitchen

With new outdoor kitchen styles and designs emerging every year, homeowners have many options to choose from when planning their outdoor kitchens. Choosing to invest wisely in an outdoor kitchen will encourage you to spend more time outside with family and friends, help you disconnect from technology, and increase the value of your home. However, there are a few things you must carefully consider to ensure your outdoor kitchen maximizes the value of your home and doesn’t cause you issues in the future.

Here are the top 3 things you must consider before installing an outdoor kitchen:

  • Visualize and understand the layout options for your Outdoor Kitchen 

You don’t want to get stuck with a grill that is too far from your dining area; furniture that cannot be adjusted depending on the number of people you are entertaining; or a space that doesn’t mesh well with your lifestyle. Remember to keep the layout of your outdoor kitchen functional and flexible.

At MasterPLAN, we begin your outdoor kitchen with a custom 3D design so you can visualize all your layout options complete with vivid, lifelike imagery, details, and people. This lets you experience how you will use your outdoor kitchen, where you will place your furniture, and how your new space will connect with the existing features of your home.

  • Carefully plan your outdoor kitchen appliances and storage options

You don’t want to miss out on life’s most important moments running from your indoor kitchen to your outdoor kitchen. This is why selecting your appliance and storage options need to be well thought out and properly designed.

With MasterPLAN’s design-first approach, we take the time to help you understand, and visualize all the appliance and storage options for your outdoor kitchen. This approach will make sure you never have to run all the way back to the house for ketchup, pickles, ice, or to use the microwave.

  • Carefully plan plumbing for your outdoor kitchen

If your outdoor kitchen design includes appliances like a hot and cold water sink, dishwasher, or ice maker make sure to remember that your outdoor plumbing is not as well-protected as your indoor plumbing. Special skills and experience will be needed to prevent future plumbing disasters like leaky, frozen, or burst pipes.

At MasterPLAN, we know how to help you select the most cost-effective and efficient plumbing solutions for your outdoor kitchen. Proper planning will make sure you aren’t left with serious plumbing issues that result in unnecessary expenses.

Planning an outdoor kitchen can be very exciting, but we get that it is a significant investment, and you might feel overwhelmed with options. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners- just like you-  to build more than just a spot to grill in their backyard. We helped them design and build a fully functional, convenient, and well planned outdoor kitchen that maximizes their home value, helped them fall in love with their home all over again, and makes their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how we do it:

Call –Schedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!



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