Plan your Outdoor Kitchen in the Rain
Use it in the Sun!
Outdoor Kitchens are an incredibly social and fun addition to your home that can be used all year round with the proper heating and cover. That being said there is no question that the most use you are going to get out of your outdoor kitchen is during the spring and summer when the weather is sunny and warm.
Starting the Process
During our rainy cold winters here in Vancouver starting the process to add an outdoor kitchen is most likely not on the mind, why would it be it’s cold out!? You’re going to be thinking about your outdoor kitchen addition during the spring and summer when the weather is warm and you want to be outside grilling socializing with your friends and family. Although there is certainly no wrong time to add to your outdoor living space if you would like to have your outdoor kitchen ready for the most ideal weather of the year the best time to get started would actually be during the winter.
After you’ve got the design and details all picked out for your custom outdoor kitchen this Is when the longest part of the process starts. Waiting for the custom cabinets to be made can take, (conservatively) about 6 weeks. Install is quick it generally takes one day if it is a bigger kitchen, 2 days. Then there’s the most annoying downtime and that’s the countertops. Once the cabinets are secured and in place, the countertop fabricators can come in and template. Once the template is completed (takes about an hour) it is then about 2-3 weeks to fabricate the countertop. Let me tell you from first-hand experience this is the most frustrating part because it’s so close! You’re staring at your beautiful new kitchen without being able to properly use it!
Time to get Planning
So, all in all a project that may seem smaller in scale still must follow these steps in order to be done properly. If you’re thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your home keep in mind the timelines and if you’re hoping to have it ready for the nice weather let’s get that planning started in the winter!
Begin your dream lifestyle.