Outdoor Kitchen Costs Explained by Spectrum Stone Designs
Always dreamed of sitting outside while your favorite meal cooks away on the grill? Wishing you had the space outside to prepare a meal in the summer sun? Prefer to keep all your ingredients for the perfect picnic close at hand for easy preparation? An outdoor kitchen will make preparation, cooking and dining al fresco easier and more enjoyable. Many people consider outdoor kitchens but ask, “How much does an outdoor kitchen cost?” Spectrum Stone Designs, Central Virginia’s leading natural stone fabricator, helps by answering this question.
The price of an outdoor kitchen varies depending on the features, size and style you prefer. A smaller footprint will cost less while a larger outdoor kitchen will price higher. The materials you select for your kitchen will also affect the price, with higher-end appliances raising the cost. Because an outdoor kitchen is open to the air and elements, it is important to use durable materials that hold up to wind, rain and snow. Natural stone is ideal for outdoor kitchen counters, floors and cabinets as it stands up to all weather conditions, but the cost of natural stone also varies. Three of the major factors that affect outdoor kitchen cost are size, appliances and natural stone selection.
The size of your outdoor kitchen will affect the price as larger outdoor kitchens require more materials. Smaller outdoor kitchens need less counter materials, cabinet space and flooring, translating to lower material costs. Plan out everything you want in your outdoor kitchen to determine the best size for your lifestyle.
A variety of vendors make grills, burners and refrigerators designed for outdoor kitchens. Depending on the brand, grill prices range from $799 to more than $8,000. Burners range in price from the $300s to more than $1,300. Refrigerators also vary in price from under $300 to more than $3,000. Choose from other appliances such as pizza ovens, storage, bars and sinks to complete your dream outdoor kitchen.
If you select natural stone for your outdoor kitchen, the type and style of stone you choose will affect the price of your outdoor kitchen. Granite is the most durable natural stone, but cost depends on a variety of factors such as origin of the stone, availability, color, edging and fabrication. Learn more about the factors that affect the cost of natural stone by clicking here.
About Spectrum Stone Designs
Considering an outdoor kitchen but not sure where to start? Spectrum Stone Designs can help. Contact us today for help with your outdoor kitchen designs.
Spectrum Stone Designs is Lynchburg’s only local fabricator of natural stone countertops, surrounds and tiles for kitchens, fireplaces and baths. Serving Lynchburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville and all of Central Virginia, Spectrum Stone Designs imports top-quality granite, marble and other stone and expertly cuts and polishes before professionally installing in homes or offices. Spectrum Stone Designs strives for excellence in craftsmanship and customer service.
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