I'm in the process of planning an ODK. We had a stone wall put in last year along with leveling out a nice size area (1800sqft) for the patio near the pool. Due to time, weather, budget etc. the patio was not finished. I put down and compacted a crushed stone base with stone dust on top last Sept. After sitting all winter it's nice to see it didn't move much and drains well. So now its paver time!
So plan is to get pavers ordered and started this week. It's going to go slow due to schedule this month and wife's ACL replacement in 2 weeks but by mothers day I want to have that part done. Pool open Memorial Day or maybe sooner if I can get the heater fixed (long story there).
I'm working on the ODK part design. So far I have this on the budget list:
40" Blaze grill, rotisserie - anyone have one and not like it or had problems with Blaze?
SS or concrete formed sink - thinking of running PEX underground from the garage faucet to the sink. Then having an inline water heater for hot water. Draining to a dry well behind the area.
brick pizza oven - still looking for plans for that?
Ice bin with ice maker in the house to replenish.
7' diameter fire pit is already done.
In making the cabinet part I was going to use PT 2x4 and plywood. Then cover that with hardibacker/cement board for stucco.
Build doors out of IPE (from leftover deck material) or other wood.
About 15' of Counter-top would be form poured concrete but possibly cast in place. Maybe another 10' section of counter-top for a bar area near the fire-pit
Outdoor speakers as another zone from Sonos.
Why does everyone use steel for the cabinet part and not 2x4? Seems much easier to build with. At least for me...
At some point have a cover over the kitchen area. May be next year depending on time and budget and requirements - need to plan for snow load.
Any flaws in my plan? Any suggestions to make it better?
Anyone make changes along the way or saw something and said they wish they did that instead?
Sorry for the length and I appreciate any advise.