Plumbers 911 | Plumbing Contractor Referral Service | Outdoor Kitchen
13 Jun

Plan your dream outdoor kitchen this summer

Summer is here, and it is time to take your backyard to the next level. 

Adding an outdoor kitchen allows you to grill, dine and entertain outside in total comfort. 

Effective planning is key to creating your ideal outdoor cooking oasis, so your first move should be to call Plumbers 911 for a referral to one of the area’s top contractors who can not only help you plan for your outdoor kitchen, but expertly perform all the plumbing work.

Set your budget

The cost of an outdoor kitchen can vary, depending on features. A basic grill and sink have minimal costs compared to a fully loaded kitchen with high-end appliances, cabinetry and countertops. 

Make sure you set a budget before designing your dream space.

Design an efficient, functional layout

Carefully measure your backyard in order to design a layout focused on workflow and accessibility. Consider things like traffic flow, sunlight exposure, views, proximity to indoor areas and accessibility to electrical lines, water supply lines and sewer drains. 

When laying out your outdoor kitchen, remember to include all the features you want, such as prep space, cabinets, a sink, refrigerator, grill and serving stations based on how you will use the kitchen.

Furthermore, if it is in your budget, do not forget the comforts of your guests. Items such as tables, chairs, couches, lights and even a TV can take your outdoor kitchen to the next level.

Select durable, weather-resistant materials

Outdoor kitchens demand materials that can withstand year-round weather exposure. 

Stainless steel, tile and natural stone countertops are excellent choices that are durable, easy to clean and weather-resistant. Prioritize exterior-rated appliances, cabinets, flooring, lighting, ventilation and electrical. 

When it comes to plumbing, make sure your faucets can withstand the summer heat and if you live in colder climates, the freezing winter environment. Additionally, remember that when you shutdown your kitchen prior to winter, you will need easy access to drain water in the lines to prevent them from bursting.

Obtain necessary permits

Most outdoor kitchen projects require building permits to ensure they meet local zoning codes and safety regulations. Permits are often needed for elements like electrical, plumbing, natural gas, and in some instances firepits. 

Hiring a qualified contractor, such as the plumbing contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911, will ensure the proper permits are obtained.

Trust the outdoor kitchen experts

Unless you have construction experience, installing an outdoor kitchen is best left to professionals. Reputable local contractors will plan functional designs, use quality materials, wire and plumb projects to code and back their work with warranties. Their expertise results in an outdoor cooking space you and your guests will enjoy for years.

Creating your perfect outdoor kitchen takes careful planning, decision-making, permitting and hiring the right pros. But the investment pays dividends when you can cook, dine and entertain outside in total comfort. 

Call Plumbers 911 to get quotes from the area’s top plumbing contractors

Call Plumbers 911 today to request quotes from one of our affiliated contractors who specialize in outdoor kitchen installation.

Plumbers 911 is a referral service affiliated with the best local, licensed, bonded and insured plumbing contractors in the area. They employ highly qualified plumbers who receive over 10,000 hours of training and undergo rigorous background checks.

Forget the fly-by-night guys with wrenches and trust the pros who have years of experience. Call Plumbers 911 today!

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