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Five Things to Consider When Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Are you going to build an outdoor kitchen any time soon? If yes, it pays to be prepared. There are several things you need to consider when you’re going to set up an outdoor kitchen. Knowing what these are is vital to ensure that you’ll have a beautiful and functional outdoor kitchen.


Ventilation is very important for gas appliances. If you’re not familiar with this we recommend you hire a licensed contractor to make sure that your outdoor kitchen is well ventilated. You don’t want gas to build up and leak as this can cause major injuries and property damage. Installing vent panels will help prevent the buildup of gas.


You must carefully plan the materials you’ll use for your outdoor kitchen. For your countertop, we discourage you from using limestone but use granite instead because granite makes your countertops look clean and fresh. It’s worth knowing that most quartz (except Diresco) countertops are not ideal for outdoor use. As for your cabinets, we recommend you go for stainless steel but if you prefer wood, there are synthetic materials that would make an excellent choice.

Residential Codes

For your safety and for the safety of your neighbors we believe that before you start building your outdoor kitchen be familiar with the residential codes in your area. Know the do’s and don’ts of setting up an outdoor kitchen.

Layout and Functionality

How do you choose the best outdoor kitchen layout? Well, it all boils down to your predilection but don’t forget to consider functionality. You can go for an L-Shaped design layout, which is the most popular layout today or go for a U-shaped layout design.

Power and Electricity

Power and electricity are necessary if you are going to build an outdoor kitchen because there are electrical appliances involved such as your refrigerator, ice maker and your lighting fixtures. We recommend you hire a professional electrician to avoid wiring and electricity problems.

Looking for an Outdoor Kitchen?

Keep these tips in mind when building an outdoor kitchen to ensure success. Fischman Outdoor Kitchens is the premier outdoor kitchen company in South Florida, specializing in outdoor kitchen design, construction, and appliance purchase and installation. The Fischman Outdoor Kitchen Team strives for a superior product and delivery. Call us today to learn more about our service. We look forward to designing and building your very own custom outdoor kitchen.

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