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Outdoor Kitchen Design Tool: Design Your Own Outdoor Kitchen

illustration of  a kitchen layout using  the outdoor kitchen design tool and software

Designing and installing a Trex® Outdoor Kitchen™ is a great way to invest in your home, increase its value and add enjoyment to your life. While we do not recommend Trex Outdoor Kitchens as a DIY outdoor kitchen project, we do want you to get creative and plan the outdoor living area and entertaining space. With the right outdoor kitchen appliances, cabinetry design options, and other outdoor cooking space essentials, your dream kitchen can come to life for you and your family. We have a free easy to use downloadable Word-based layout program for planning and designing an outdoor kitchen. Instructions are included, but if you have questions, feel free to contact our team or watch the video below.

Click to watch a video on using the Word-based layout program

Transform the outdoor living space, whether in the backyard, patio, or rooftop, with our outdoor kitchen builder!

YOUR DREAM KITCHEN DESIGN FLOOR PLAN IS JUST A FEW CLICKS AWAY

No skills needed. This outdoor kitchen design software (Word-based layout program) is very easy to use and is designed for anyone with minimal computer skills. Let your imagination do the work. Here’s how:

STEP 1 – PREPARE YOUR LAYOUT
For ease of navigation, go to View > Navigation Pane. This will allow you to jump between the working space and product categories. Fill out the Project Information such as the outdoor kitchen cabinet depth, powder coat color, cabinet door style, countertop thickness, and your notes. If you don’t know some of these details, it’s okay to just leave them blank.

Using the clean workspace on this kitchen design software, start your outdoor area design from left to right.

STEP 2. SELECT YOUR CABINET SIZES

Part I
If your outdoor kitchen project includes upper wall cabinets, those would be added first. Click at the top left of the page since we want to start from the left side of your outdoor space floor plan. Use the navigation panel and click on “Wall Cabinets”. Select the wall cabinet that you want, right click on the image to copy. Follow the link back to your Project on page two. Click on the cursor where you want it, right click and then click to paste.

Part 2
Follow this same procedure as you build the remainder of your custom outdoor kitchen. Proceed to Base cabinets, then click down below your wall cabinets. The single door cabinets will be labeled with LH (left hinge) or RH (right hinge).

STEP 3. ADD IN THE OTHER ESSENTIALS
Continue the process by adding a trash base, a grill base, and more. Finish off the kitchen with a side panel on the end.

STEP 4. REVIEW YOUR OUTDOOR KITCHEN SPACE AND DESIGN
Once you’ve completed your cabinetry layout, paste it onto a new page and save the document with your project name.

For more professional applications, we have a comprehensive library available on Sketch-Up and other 3D layout programs. In addition, you can spark your creativity by checking out our Gallery, which includes photos of real life outdoor kitchen designs.

Have your design plans ready to go? Contact our inside sales team to bring your outdoor kitchen ideas to life!

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