Outdoor Kitchen Construction: Top Things to Consider When Building Your Outdoor Cooking Space


Take a few seconds to imagine this…

You walk outside on your deck or patio (maybe beside your pool area), and have a fully-equipped, outdoor kitchen where you can grill your favorite foods, and enjoy them with all of your family and friends while entertaining.

At Outside Landscape Group in Alpharetta, GA, we believe that your landscape is about much more than well manicured flowers, shrubs and trees. Your yard, when utilized correctly is an extension of your home and the lifestyle you want to live. We want to help you make an outdoor kitchen part of your lifestyle, and are going to give you a few of the most important things you should consider when building an outdoor kitchen.

What Size Area do You Need for Entertaining?

When you are in the initial planning phase for your outdoor kitchen, it is important to think about the size of the area you will need for entertaining. Think about how many people you would like to accommodate, as well as how much space you want everyone to have.

Make sure to think beyond just your immediate family, because with an outdoor kitchen your home is likely to become the preferred hangout for all of your friends and family when it comes to outdoor activities!

Location and Layout


Just like when designing your overall landscape, you must take into account the location and layout of your outdoor kitchen. Think about which door you’ll want to come out of to get to your outdoor kitchen, how far it is from other features in your backyard (such as your pool, spa, or even an outdoor putting green or sports court), and which direction you would like to face when cooking and entertaining others.

The specifics of location and layout are essential when planning the ideal outdoor cooking and entertaining space.

Make Sure Your Outdoor Kitchen Blends Well With Your House and the Rest of Your Landscape

We’ve seen this happen before (I’m sure you have as well) and it is painful to see. Oftentimes, a homeowner will build a great-looking outdoor kitchen, but it doesn’t fit the look and feel of the house, or the surrounding landscape and hardscape.

Even if your outdoor kitchen is beautiful by itself, it is essential that it blends in well with the surrounding environment. As an extension of your house, our goal at Outside Landscape Group is to make sure your outdoor living area looks natural, like it was meant to be there the whole time!

Appliances and Cooking Necessities

An outdoor kitchen is more than just a grill and countertops. Think about all of the features your indoor kitchen has (or doesn’t have) that you would like to have available in your outdoor kitchen area. At Outside Landscape Group, we’ve constructed countless outdoor kitchens in the Alpharetta and Roswell area, and can provide you with direction and insights as to what most people enjoy having as part of their outdoor kitchen area.

So What is the Next Step?

Even if you don’t plan on building your outdoor kitchen for months, it is important to go ahead and get the planning and design phase in the works. Many people wait until Spring, only to realize that Outside Landscape Group, along with other reputable companies in this field are booked solid for several months.

So, don’t wait and miss out on getting your outdoor kitchen. Whether you are looking to start construction in 3 days or 3 months, we want to hear from you! Give us a call today at 770-481-8335 or contact us here to schedule an appointment with us at your home!

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