I'm working through the design for a BBQ island to hold my Primo XL and accumulated accessories. Right now, the thought is:
- - Approx. 12' "counter" with "backsplash" to close off seeing under the deck (see crude picture below)
- Cement Counter top - I grill regularly in these Kansas winters and didn't want to worry about ice freezing on a tile counter and popping them off, nor having to always cover the whole shebang when I was done (the Primo stays very hot for quite a while). I've got Cheng's book and I'm reading through it now. My current decision I'm wrestling with is whether to pour in place or not.
- Steel stud construction
- Notch in the countertop for the Primo (leaving it exposed)
- Drawers / doors
- Veneer stone on the sides
- Trex feet on the island
First objective is to have a patio put down and I'm waiting for a number of quotes from local contractors. I'm getting a mix of quotes that cover:
- - Concrete (stamped or broom finish)
- Standard pavers
- Granite pavers (a local company recycles granite countertops into paver size and scuffs up the back to provide a rough-hewn look. Consequently they are only 1 1/2 inches thick
For pavers, I had thought that I had to have a concrete pad under the outdoor kitchen and then the pavers, but one of the standard paver contractors said they could do it with just pavers, no concrete. I was wondering what the general consensus was here. Everyone else is quoting a concrete pad and/or a 6" pad under just the area where the ODK is going.
Here is the current thought: