Custom Outdoor Kitchen for a Deck
Host & Entertain Easily With an Outdoor Kitchen
Imagine how much more useful your new deck would be with a grill station & food prep area, seating, refrigeration, and maybe even a pizza oven. We can help you plan an outdoor kitchen for your new deck during the quote process.
Here are a few things to consider as you think about including an outdoor kitchen on your deck.
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What Is the Best Deck Material & Deck Style for an Outdoor Kitchen?
Material Recommendation: Composite Boards
Composite decking boards, such as Trex or TimberTech, are the best deck material if you’re planning for an outdoor kitchen on your deck. Composite deck boards are easy to clean, won’t stain, and have a higher combustibility rating than wood. The last thing you want is a fire or stains on your deck!
Style Recommendation: Covered Deck (at least partially)
You should consider protecting yourself and your guests from the sun and rain so you can all enjoy your deck in any weather. A partially-covered deck is an ideal choice. You can choose a pavilion-style roof or pergola, which are both popular.
Planning for Extra Weight & Utility Hook-Ups
Knowing your deck’s load capacity is critical. A qualified structural engineer or builder can help you determine the weight capacity of an existing deck. The same applies for building a new deck. If you choose to build a new deck with us, we’ll help you determine your deck’s load capacity so you can plan your outdoor kitchen accordingly.
You’ll need to determine where appliances and plumbing fixtures will be placed. Here are a few items we’ll need to consider when planning your deck:
- Gas lines for a grill or oven
- Water supply lines for sinks
- Electrical outlets to power refrigerator and lighting
Upgrades & Additions for a Deck With a Cooking Area
Take your outdoor kitchen to the next level with custom integrations like a sink, refrigeration, or a pizza oven. Let us know if you’re interested in adding any of these features to your project!
Cook over a natural gas or propane grill while chatting with friends and listening to your favorite music. It’s the height of outdoor living!
A kitchen island can be used for bar-style seating and makes food prep much easier. An island also provides cabinets for storing grilling tools and supplies.
Need a cold beverage while you cook? Grab one from your outdoor fridge! An outdoor fridge is essential and prevents trips back and forth to the house.
A sink is a practical and convenient option. It’s a convenient hand-washing station for the cook & a spot where guests can wash up before the meal.
Many decks have a traditional fireplace made of brick, stone, or stucco that includes a pizza oven. You can also choose a freestanding pizza oven, like the popular Ooni or Roccbox.
Instantly create a comfortable outdoor room on your deck or porch with a wood or vinyl pergola.
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Our Design & Build Process
Our process is designed to make your planning and decision making a hassle-free experience. We want to understand completely what you’re looking for, your budget, and your timeline.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need a building permit?
Our team handles all building and zoning permits for you. We ask that you provide a plot plan of your property so that we can include it with the permit applications. We do not handle homeowners’ association approvals, although we’ll be glad to provide drawings and renderings for the HOA upon request.
- What can I expect during an in-home consultation?
At the initial consultation, your deck consultant will discuss the design of your deck and show you the materials that we work with, so that he has the information he needs to give you a detailed proposal and design renderings.
It’s also a time for you to ask us any questions that you’d like concerning our company and our construction practices.