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How much does an Outdoor Kitchen cost?

Outdoor Living: How much does an outdoor kitchen cost in 2023?

Outdoor kitchens are fast becoming one of the most desirable and valuable home improvements, both for homeowners and home buyers. Outdoor kitchens offer a unique blend of outdoor and indoor living, as well as adding value to your home and extending your living and hosting space beyond the four walls of the house.

Over the last couple of years interest in outdoor kitchens has been growing rapidly, as more of us have been spending more time at home and seeing opportunities to tailor our homes to our desired lifestyle. This is leading to more people than ever interested in cooking and hosting at home.

What this means for you is that there has never been a better time to plan an outdoor kitchen project! When it comes to outdoor kitchen ideas and designs we can provide inspiration and advise you on all the specifics, but of course the first question anyone will be asking is; how much does an outdoor kitchen cost?

How much does an outdoor kitchen cost?

One thing it’s important to remember is that an outdoor kitchen is so much more than just a barbecue - outdoor kitchens can incorporate all the key features you’re used to in your indoor kitchen, with materials and appliances specifically designed for outdoor use and outdoor living.

For a basic outdoor kitchen, with a built-in grille and some additional work surface and storage, you’ll be looking at a base cost of around £4,000, more comprehensive outdoor kitchens generally cost from £8,000 to £12,000+. Whereas a fully bespoke outdoor kitchen, custom built with your choice of cooking appliances and refrigeration or drinks cooling will generally cost from £15,000 to £25,000+ depending on the size, what’s included within the kitchen, and any additional features you may wish to consider to enhance your outdoor living experience, for example heating and lighting for evening use.

Things to consider when budgeting for your outdoor kitchen

The size, layout, and specification are the most important factors that will influence the budget when looking at outdoor kitchen ideas. We guide you through the process of designing the perfect layout for your space and lifestyle, but some elements you will definitely want to consider are:

  • How many cooking appliances and which type: Would you like a gas grille, a wood-fired pizza oven, a teppanyaki - or all of the above?

  • Refrigeration: We install everything from coolers and ice trays for serving drinks to fully outdoor-suitable fridges for both food & drinks.

  • Sink and Tap: Outdoor sinks and taps are made to withstand the elements, and access to water and drainage makes the outdoor cooking experience that much more luxurious.

  • Seating and Serving: Consider your family and your potential guests, how many people do you like to host, and how often?

  • Overhead Cover: Would you like a pergola or awning constructed over your outdoor kitchen for all weather use?

  • Groundwork or landscaping? Will the outdoor kitchen be built on an existing surface, or would you like us to build a new area for the kitchen?

  • Services (Gas, Water, Electricity): Will you cook on mains or bottled gas? Would you like a working sink, or refrigeration and lighting?

How to start your journey to your dream outdoor kitchen?

Contact Us today to talk about your outdoor kitchen ideas and find out what we can do for you, our home design visits are completely free and no obligation.


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