Custom Outdoor Kitchen Layout – Feature Selection

You can add no shortage of customizations to your outdoor kitchen & living area. So, we’ll try to keep this list simple, but in all actuality, Custom Outdoor Living can do just about anything you can imagine. If you can dream it, we can build it! After you’ve scheduled an on-site design consultation, our professionals will come to your residence and survey your outdoor living space. We’ll take measurements, and assess the environment, ensuring you have the required utility lines such as gas and water, along with electrical for all those components that need electricity (nearly all of them). Our proposed concept will include all the necessary utility installations.

The on-site design consultation will help our professionals get a general idea of the overall space. Our primary concern during this time is the layout, design features, components, and a thorough understanding of what you would like to achieve with the new outdoor kitchen addition. Your outdoor living space needs to be as functional as it is beautiful.


Barbecue Grill & Component Selection – “In the Zone”

Now for the fun part of the design process, selecting the grill & components for your ultimate custom outdoor kitchen. We’ll give you an overview of the process. The Barbecue Grill and the components you choose will determine the functionality of your outdoor kitchen, and the only limitations are physical space and budget for the project. A great way to think about how your kitchen will layout is in zones. You’ll have a “Hot Zone,” “Cool Zone,” “Wet Zone,” and a “Dry Zone.” We’ve included an example layout of zone divisions seen here.

Custom Outdoor Kitchen Construction Tips - Hot, Cold, Dry, and Wet Zone Division Planning

Custom Outdoor Kitchen Construction Tips – Hot, Cold, Dry, and Wet Zone Division Planning

The graphic displayed above shows a zone-divided outdoor kitchen. How you layout your kitchen is up to you. But keep in mind a refrigerator or icebox placed right next to the grill will be seriously working over-time. Just keep the zone division concept in mind when laying out components, or when in doubt, ask your Custom Outdoor Living design consultant. The zone division method is just one way of laying out the components within your outdoor kitchen. We recommend giving us a call to schedule a design consultation. That way, we can visit your home and help you layout your outdoor kitchen & living space. Then, we’ll propose a design concept that you’ll be able to view before we start to build. We won’t begin the construction phase until you sign off on the proposed design concept.