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    Outdoor Kitchen Design

    A few months ago, I posted a drawing of an outdoor kitchen i designed, but after some refinements and adjustments, I've come out with this design that I think looks pretty good, but I just wanted everyone else's opinion on it. Thanks, Austin.
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    Thanks!, Austin

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    Re: Outdoor Kitchen Design

    You didn't leave any room in your design for a Big Green Egg smoker?? Major oversight in my opinion

    Of course, if you happen to own a stand alone smoker from Pitts & Spits (BBQ Pits Smokers Grills | Pitts), you could be forgiven


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    Re: Outdoor Kitchen Design

    My first outdoor kitchen was standalone with no cover. My next one (currently in progress) is not. I would highly recommend putting it under some cover. The amount of dirt/dust/leaves you will get on the kitchen just from it being without any cover is stunning and will take away from your enjoyment. Doesn't have to be very elaborate, but if its in the budget I'd highly recommend it. How far away are you from the house kitchen? The further away you are the more storage/kitchen appliances you are going to want in your outdoor kitchen.
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    Re: Outdoor Kitchen Design

    The design looks great - I'm going through the design/planning phase for our ODK right now as well. What type of lighting are you using to light up both the grill area and around the island? What equipment and drawers/storage accessories did you settle on? And what program did you use to design your image?
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    Re: Outdoor Kitchen Design

    Are you putting your propane tank under the grill?
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    Re: Outdoor Kitchen Design

    Quote Originally Posted by aeromitch37 View Post
    The design looks great - I'm going through the design/planning phase for our ODK right now as well. What type of lighting are you using to light up both the grill area and around the island? What equipment and drawers/storage accessories did you settle on? And what program did you use to design your image?
    For the lights, I'm going to use rectangle lights for step lights - just google in step lighting. I haven't zoned in on a particular grill and equipment, I just used generic drawings for the design. A great place to find equipment is bbqguys.com I used Sketchup to design the kitchen, which is free and easy to use and can find some great tutorials on YouTube about how to use it. And I will be putting the propane tank under the grill in those cabinets.
    14.5K gallon IG plaster pool, 1K gallon spa, dual 2hp Jandy pumps, 60 sqft DE filter, 400K BTU NG heater. Dual waterfalls, Jandy Aquapure SWG, Polaris cleaner with 3/4 HP pump, Aqualink RS. See my pool here.

    Thanks!, Austin

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    Re: Outdoor Kitchen Design

    A good website for anyone looking for granite pictures is msistone.com as this is where I found my granite.

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    By the way, I used the Stone Wood Granite in my design.
    14.5K gallon IG plaster pool, 1K gallon spa, dual 2hp Jandy pumps, 60 sqft DE filter, 400K BTU NG heater. Dual waterfalls, Jandy Aquapure SWG, Polaris cleaner with 3/4 HP pump, Aqualink RS. See my pool here.

    Thanks!, Austin

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    Re: Outdoor Kitchen Design

    Hey Austin,

    The four things I still really like about our BBQ island are;
    1.) the additional storage drawers and access door on the backside of the island (see photos),
    2.) the removal umbrella for shade on those hot & sunny days,
    3.) the 120V light for cooking in the dark, and
    4.) the built-in marine grade stereo with bluetooth.

    We also used the "step" lights in our island & they work great.

    Mark

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    Re: Outdoor Kitchen Design

    Since you're plumbing the water line and drain, I suggest an insinkerator
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