Outdoor Kitchen Design

Scottaustin26

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May 18, 2015
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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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You didn't leave any room in your design for a Big Green Egg smoker?? Major oversight in my opinion :p

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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Itsjustme0770

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Nov 22, 2014
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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.
 

aeromitch37

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Aug 5, 2014
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Oviedo, FL
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?
 

Scottaustin26

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May 18, 2015
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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.
 

Scottaustin26

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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.
 

mweisz

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Oct 21, 2013
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Northern California
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