Tips for building a cost-effective outdoor kitchen
Have you considered building an outdoor kitchen? A well-planned outdoor kitchen encourages long summer days entertaining guests in the garden, keeps potent smells outside, and extends the home’s living space.
Boost the value of your home and lower energy bills by dedicating a space to cook and entertain in the fresh outdoors. The best news? You don’t need to break the bank to build a cosy outdoor kitchen.
Consider the following cost-effective tips to build an outdoor kitchen on a budget.
Set a budget — and stick to it
It’s easy to get carried away with extravagant construction plans and the temptation to buy all the bells and whistles for a fully-functional outdoor kitchen, but it may not fit your budget. The first step to building a cost-effective outdoor kitchen is to establish a budget and stick to it. Do a little research to determine how much everything will cost, and avoid overspending on unnecessary items.
Invest in high-quality used appliances
Buying second-hand appliances is an effective way to save money. Look for high-quality items on public marketplaces, such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree . Make sure that you take the necessary steps to check the appliance’s quality and confirm that they are in excellent condition. Before you know it, you’ll have a quality grill, stainless steel fridge and portable appliances at an affordable rate.
Start with the essentials
Does your dream outdoor kitchen have a pizza oven, a large wooden table, and two sink basins? These features can quickly add to the overall construction cost, expanding your budget beyond what you can afford. Instead, start with the essentials and slowly add to your outdoor kitchen as your finances allow.
Browse for deals
It’s possible to save costs when choosing cabinets, shelving, and furniture by shopping for deals. Compare different retail outlets and keep an eye open for special deals and discount items. You can also scan second-hand websites for deals on outdoor shelving, stylish cabinets, and other furnishings.
Be strategic with countertops and flooring
Features in an outdoor kitchen need to be more durable than indoor kitchens, especially countertops and flooring. Invest in quality countertops and flooring that are heat and stain-resistant and easy to clean. While quality, durable materials may cost more upfront, they will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Now that you’ve got the planning process under control, it’s time to make space for your new development. If you need a safe and secure space to store outdoor clutter and old garden furniture, then Louth Self Storage offers an affordable range of self storage solutions.
Contact our conveniently located storage facility and make your dream outdoor kitchen a reality (while sticking to a budget).