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Answering Your Top 7 Questions About Outdoor Kitchens

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Before beginning on your outdoor kitchen project, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. You may be wondering what the benefits are of an outdoor cooking area and how much space you need. Questions may arise about where to put your outdoor cooking space and what design elements you need to consider.

This month’s blog post is going to answer your questions and more so that when it comes to designing your outdoor cooking area, you’ll be confident that LanChester Grill & Hearth can deliver the space of your dreams!

1. What Are the Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen?

An outdoor kitchen is more than just a place to cook a meal. It provides a beautiful entertaining area, perfect for family and friend gatherings. It extends your living space, so you’ll add extra value to your home. You’ll have an improved quality of life since you’ll be able to provide healthy meals for your family while enjoying the fresh air and warm sunshine. Plus, the benefits of a convenient cooking center that offers delicious food will keep your whole family happy and satisfied.

2. How Much Does an Outdoor Kitchen Cost?

The cost of an outdoor kitchen varies depending on the size, the appliances you choose, materials, and utility connections. However, when you select LanChester Grill & Hearth to design and install your outdoor cooking space, we understand the importance of staying on deadline and within your budget. Contact our design professionals now to schedule your consultation!

3. How Much Outdoor Space Do I Need?

Again, the answer to this question varies. How much outdoor cooking space do you want? Consider how much space you currently have outside your home and determine how much of it you’d like to dedicate to your outdoor cooking space. If you’re going to use the area often for entertaining, you may want a larger outdoor space. But, if it’s near your current indoor kitchen, perhaps you don’t need space for cabinets, refrigerators, or a stovetop. Generally, you’ll want 10 to 20 linear feet at minimum to get the setup you desire.

4. Can I Get a Built-In Grill?

Of course! We have many grills to choose from to make your outdoor space exactly how you want it. Whether you want a built-in grill that uses pellets, charcoal, or gas, LanChester Grill & Hearth will help you find the perfect one for your space and budget. Since we carry backyard grills from all the best names in the business, you are sure to find the right one for you!

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5. Who Can Do My Outdoor Kitchen Design?

When it comes to choosing an outdoor kitchen designer, look no further than LanChester Grill & Hearth. Our three-step process allows you to define the purpose of your outdoor space and decide which elements you want. Then, we’ll develop a plan and work with you until it meets your expectations and budget. Finally, we schedule and install your dream outside kitchen on your schedule. We’ve been in business since 1996 and can make your outdoor cooking space dream a reality.

6. Where is the Best Place for My Outdoor Cooking Space?

The best place for your outdoor cooking space is where it makes the most sense for your home. Perhaps you want to put it near the house for convenience, where it will be easy to extend your roof for protection from the elements. If you have a pool, maybe you want to put your outdoor cooking space near the pool for entertaining. Be sure to check building codes about proximity to property lines and fire safety rules before deciding. While grills and electric heaters can be alongside the house, heat-producing appliances such as fire pits should be at least 10 feet from the house.

7. How Do I Protect My Outdoor Cooking Area?

To protect your cooking space, add a beautiful pergola over the cooking space. It helps protect your outdoor cooking area from the elements while also allowing plenty of ventilation. Alternatively, place a roof over your outdoor kitchen, but make sure the top has ventilation for smoke. Either way, a covering provides shade from the sun so that you can enjoy your outdoor kitchen on even the warmest days.

Contact LanChester Hearth & Grill Today

We know you have wanted an outdoor kitchen, and you deserve to have the home you love. For this reason, contact LanChester Hearth & Grill today to set up your design consultation. It’s time to stop living without the outdoor kitchen of your dreams! Trust the local experts in outdoor kitchens to enjoy the many benefits of outdoor cooking with the perfect kitchen setup. We’ll help design and install a beautiful, functional outdoor kitchen you love.