What You NEED to Know About Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Posted November 25, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Design/Build, General, Outdoor Kitchen

Building a new outdoor kitchen in the Lehigh Valley can be an expensive investment in your home. This is why you can’t afford to make mistakes like building an outdoor kitchen that is too small or neglecting the proper planning of plumbing for your new outdoor kitchen.

There are several things to consider when building a new outdoor kitchen in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, including location, climate, material & appliance selection, and more. Here are a few things you DON’T want to forget when planning your new outdoor kitchen:

  • Focus on convenience and proximity 

A kitchen-no matter if it’s indoors or outdoors- serves as the hub. Naturally, everyone will want to gather where the food is being prepared and take in the glorious smells of an outdoor grill. So you will want to make sure that your new outdoor kitchen is conveniently located with enough space for people to gather and mingle.

Nothing is worse than a grill that is located too far away from everyone at a party. This leaves the chef left out of conversations and forces the hosts to make long treks back and forth to deliver food, condiments, and other important outdoor cooking tools. When planning your new outdoor kitchen be sure to consider its proximity to your home’s entrances and make sure it is located in the center of all your outdoor features.

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  • Make sure you have enough space

When planning your new outdoor kitchen all decisions must be made with functionality and comfort in mind. If your new outdoor kitchen is not comfortable and functional you won’t use it. This is why every decision you make about your investment needs to be well thought out, planned, and executed by a team of professionals who can combine the design and build aspects of your project.

As designers who build, we are focused on the big picture. This is why we begin every project by getting to know you, your family, and your lifestyle. We want to know how many people you typically entertain, how often you cook, what you want to prepare in your new outdoor kitchen, and how you will relax after dinner!

This deep understanding of your lifestyle guarantees we don’t deliver those boring cookie-cutter backyards. This ensures we transform your backyard into an outdoor living space that you’re proud of. Something that will ‘WOW’ your neighbors… a cherished place in your home that will stand the test of time and help you create life-long memories with your friends and family for years to come.

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Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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