Outdoor kitchens are awesome! Having an outdoor kitchen and visiting area ensures you never have to miss the party to worry about dinner. However, no one can deny that they are monstrous projects! The costs of such a build would tempt anyone to attempt DIYing it, but there are a few reasons why you should call a contractor and designer.
#1. Save Your Time and Effort
This is dependant on the design of your outdoor kitchen and who you choose to build it. Contractors and designers are very familiar with what goes into the construction of outdoor. There are many things to consider when constructing an outdoor kitchen:
- Material choices
- Plumbing, gas, and wiring
- Functions desired
- Effort you want to put into it
- And budget, of course.
All of which true professionals are aware of and go over with you before the project even starts.
#2. The Kitchen Will Be Skillfully Made
Imagine a world where the specifics of a project are thought through and the materials cut and fitted perfectly. This is not the Twilight Zone, this is what your outdoor kitchen project looks like with a professional. A contractor doesn’t simply construct the kitchen himself, he has a team whose members have the know-how to handle the equipment, install the plumbing, connect the electricity, shape the stone, lay the foundation (if needed), and connect the gas line (if needed).
#3. Balance Cost and Quality
An expert’s knowledge of the pros and cons of certain materials paired with their knowledge of material costs will ensure you get the most bang for your buck on an outdoor kitchen while keeping a high-end design. The best contractors are willing to work with you and the budget you’ve set while keeping you grounded in the reality of the costs. Many contractors will even let you work with them on certain aspects of the project so that you can save on labor costs.
#4. Maintain Your Safety
Again, contractors and their crew do projects like this for a living. The experience decreases the risk anyone, or anything, will get hurt. The typical materials used for outdoor kitchens are not exactly easy to move around, but many hands make light work. Of course, you could call all of your friends to help you, but it’s a lot easier to get everyone together when such a project is their job. Professionals can also afford liability and typically train their employees so that everyone is as safe as possible.
#5. Avoid costly mistakes
Besides having the skills to properly construct and install the kitchen, professionals are thorough. It’s a common mistake to design an outdoor kitchen without first thinking about the functions and planning out its infrastructure.
It’s reasonable to argue that hiring someone is very expensive, and again, expense will vary based who you hire and how complicated your outdoor kitchen’s design is. Still, Outdoor Kitchens are luxury items. If you’re willing to invest in a beautiful cooking and social setting already, you may find it’s worth putting extra aside for some help.
Hire A Professional
It is always best to consult someone that has experience in doing this every day. After all, you want your project to look great right? If you are interested in an outdoor kitchen in western Washington. Fill out our form for a Free Estimate!