Move the party outdoors with an outdoor kitchen from Grasshopper Gardens! Grills, pizza ovens, outdoor refrigerators, sinks and more all come together to create an ideal space for cooking and entertaining friends. We use only the best materials and plan a design that truly feels like an extension of your home. With over 20 years of experience, we can design and build an outdoor living space you’ll love for a lifetime.
Planning an Outdoor Kitchen You’ll Love
Every outdoor kitchen project begins with a free consultation to learn about your wants and needs for your new space. The following questions allow us to design the perfect kitchen for you and your home:
- How often do you grill?
- Do you entertain often?
- How many people do you typically host at once?
- How much space do you have?
- Are utilities available?
- What is your budget?
Another question we ask, which may be harder to answer, is what design are you looking for? From rustic and low-key to modern and bright, there are so many options available for you to choose from. Many of our clients choose to have their outdoor space match their interior décor for a cohesive look and feel.
Materials for Your Outdoor Kitchen
Another part of the planning process involves choosing the materials to build the space. If a patio does not already exist, one will have to be built for the kitchen to sit on top of. Begin by picking a paver or natural stone for the patio. When it comes to counters, they can be built out of stone to match the patio or mix it up for a modern or unique design. Some choose to mix materials for an eclectic look that reflects their style. The choice is up to you!
One thing to keep in mind is that some materials hold up better in outdoor kitchens than others, especially in Upstate New York. Stone tile, granite, glazed ceramic tile, and concrete are all durable while still being aesthetically pleasing. Even still, these materials will have to be treated every few years to maintain.
If you’re unsure of where to begin or what to choose, our design experts will be happy to sit with you and discuss your options. Depending on the design or layout you want, or the appliances you’ll be including, one material may work better for your kitchen than another. We’ll be able to identify the best option for your kitchen.
Components of your Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen can consist of a grill, a prep station, and a table, or it can be a full kitchen complete with a fridge and sink. What you include depends on what you want, your budget, and the capabilities of your property.
Some possible additions to your new kitchen include:
- A sink
- A bar
- A refrigerator
- An island or prep station
- A pizza oven
- A grill
- Marinating drawers
- Warming drawers
- A trash drawer
- Sealed dry storage pantry
- And more!
As you can tell, there are a lot of options and your kitchen can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like. During your consultation, we’ll discuss features and options and create a plan that works for you.
Working with Grasshopper Gardens
With over 20 years of experience, we can design and build an outdoor kitchen and living space that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. We work with only high-quality materials and take all the necessary precautions to ensure that the job is done right. We’ll design the outdoor space of your dreams that is unique to your home and style!
Contact us today to learn more and get a free quote!