You may have seen outdoor kitchens in backyards and wanted one of your own. If the thought of a high price tag or dealing with construction crews in your yard has scared you away, then you should consider purchasing a DIY outdoor kitchen!
Whether you’re a DIY aficionado, or you’ve never picked up a screwdriver before, there are DIY outdoor kitchens available that are easy to build, affordable, and will look gorgeous upon completion.
There are many benefits that come with having an outdoor kitchen in your backyard, which go beyond saving a few bucks (although that’s a great perk too)! If you’ve hesitated in the past, you’ll be reaching for the tool box in a heartbeat once you see how beneficial building a DIY outdoor kitchen can be.
One of the main reasons many homeowners choose to purchase a DIY outdoor kitchen (or any DIY project, for that matter) is to save on costs. According to House Logic, many DIY projects can save up to 50% off the contracted price. Sometimes, hiring a labor team can become expensive, especially if you decide to go through a 3d party. By choosing to build your DIY outdoor kitchen yourself, you can significantly cut down on costs.
There are other benefits included in efficiency, as well. When creating your DIY outdoor kitchen, you are working on your own schedule. You don’t have to coordinate with a team of installers or negotiate on time windows. Your new project may be completed in a faster amount of time than expected by choosing the DIY route! Plus, some cabinet systems, like Grillnetics, can be bolted together and finished in a weekend.
While building a DIY outdoor kitchen may seem daunting, don’t think that you’ll be left in the dust! If at any point you do require additional assistance, handymen can always be contacted to help you along the way. There are many options available from calling the manufacturer to using a service like pro.com. In either event, this is still a cost-effective solution since you can decide when professional help will step in.
The next great thing about building a DIY outdoor kitchen is that the construction process is, surprisingly, very simple. Not only will your DIY outdoor kitchen come with all the directions required for building it, but you’ll be happy to see how easy it is to assemble with most steps being pre-fabricated. As an example, a Grillnetics cabinets are assembled as follows:
1)Unpack the cabinets
2)Use the included 8 bolts to put the frame together
To finish the project you’ll need to make a cut for the grill (using the dimensions provided by the grill manufacturer), add stone or stucco to the walls (the stone veneer literally glues on with industrial adhesive, and the stucco rolls on – just like painting a wall), and a counter top (we prefer granite due to its durability, but many people choose concrete or tile).
You also have many tools (aside from the hardware in your garage) at your disposal. How-to tutorials and instructional videos are available online to guide you through the process. You also have the manufacturers and distributors at your disposal.
Not sure if you have the skill set to build an outdoor kitchen yourself? Call and speak with one of our experts today.
A DIY outdoor kitchen may seem like a daunting task. However, if you have access to the internet and know how to use a wrench, saw, and drill, you likely have the skillset to build an incredible BBQ area.
If you have questions whether you possess the skillset to install an outdoor kitchen, or how to select the right grill, which cabinet system to use, latest design trends, or how the outdoor kitchen should “flow,” our designer experts are here to help. We also provide a free 3D rendering and CAD drawing, with a complete list of building materials and step-by-step instructions, as well as on-going support for customers.