How to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

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With the increased interest in outdoor living, many people are adding outdoor kitchens to their backyards. To that end, you may ask yourself, “How do I start building my own outdoor kitchen?” It may seem like a simple DIY project, especially with videos readily available online.

When redesigning your outdoor living space, consider that outdoor cooking and entertainment are both assets to your remodel. Fortunately, redesigning your living space does not mean starting from scratch. In fact, you may already have an existing patio in your backyard and design ideas in mind.

Consulting with the experts is the best investment for your outdoor remodel. Trex® Outdoor Kitchens™ will guide you through your project, ensuring the look you want is the look you will have. Working with us means a carefree design process, plenty of options, and expert fit and finish. We will work with your existing space and create a design that works best for your needs.

Durable Cabinetry Materials

Choosing your cabinetry material is an essential step when building an outdoor kitchen. After all, you will want your outdoor kitchen to last in the outdoors and have peace of mind about your investment. Outdoor kitchen cabinetry is available in a variety of materials, ranging from HDPE (plastic), pressure treated wood, and metal. These materials range in quality, options, and longevity.

For the best return on your investment, powder coated stainless steel is the superior option for the outdoors. Stainless steel is structurally sound, will not warp or crack, and it can withstand temperature extremes. With the application of a powder coat finish and regular maintenance, it can last a lifetime. At Trex Outdoor Kitchens, we engineer our stainless steel cabinetry with functionality and longevity in mind.

Expert Consultation

Once you decide on your material selection, the next step to building an outdoor kitchen is getting in touch with the experts. Expert consultation is crucial to your remodel. If you desire a beautiful and functional outdoor kitchen, it will make all the difference.

At Trex Outdoor Kitchens, we have an inside sales and design team, as well as an international network of reps and dealers. Our team provides free quotes and 3D drawings to visualize your project.

While we do not sell directly to homeowners, we will pair you with a local rep. Trade professionals can work directly with our inside sales team. For a turnkey application, our dealers assist with countertops, appliances, and professional installation.

The Best Layouts

With a brand like Trex Outdoor Kitchens, the only limit to your outdoor kitchen configuration is your imagination. We offer hundreds of sizes and dozens of cabinetry types to suit virtually every layout. Some of the most common are straight runs, L-shaped, and U-shaped.

Straight Runs

Smaller outdoor spaces benefit from straight run layouts. This layout choice is flexible, as you can control the length. Add an island for more storage space and countertop space.

L-Shaped Outdoor Kitchens

One of the most common designs, L-shaped outdoor kitchens are practical for food prep and cooking, like indoor kitchens. Incorporate a sink, fridge, and grill within the L shape for an effective work triangle.

U-Shaped Outdoor Kitchens

U-shaped layouts are the most useful in larger outdoor spaces, as they require adequate space to move around. You can feasibly create two work triangles for multiple cooks and have plenty of counter space and storage.

Attractive Colors and Classic Styles

Color trends tend to change and shift with the times. We have seen the popularity of blues, grey hues, warm neutrals, and more. Lately, consumers are option for bolder and brighter colors for their outdoor spaces. Although it can be daring, utilizing bright colors in the correct way can make your outdoor kitchen the focal point of your living space.

Our 100% stainless steel cabinetry can be powder coated in your choice of over 40 color options. Powder coats add beauty and reduce the maintenance of your outdoor kitchen. Along with color, we offer three door styles that provide a signature look to your outdoor kitchen. Each style offers its own classic style to enhance the beauty of your space.

Functional Appliances and Amenities

At Trex Outdoor Kitchens, we have one main goal of bringing the indoors to the outside. We engineered our cabinetry to accommodate all the amenities that you would find in an indoor kitchen. We can house cooking appliances like grills, side burners, and egg smokers, as well as functional amenities like sinks, trash pull-outs, and more.

For the most function in your cooking space, you can include a gas grill, side burner, or even a pizza oven! With more appliances, keep in mind appropriate spacing, plenty of storage, and appliance placement. By working with our designers, you will be sure to have an outdoor kitchen that is functional and built to last.

Regardless of where you are in your outdoor remodel, including a stainless steel outdoor kitchen is a wise investment. Instead of wondering how to build one yourself, turn to the experts at Trex Outdoor Kitchens. We offer plenty of layout options, colors, styles, and more to build the outdoor kitchen you always dreamed of.

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