Outdoor Kitchens – The perfect addition for any San Diego home

With our year-round perfect weather, San Diego is the ideal setting for cooking and dining outdoors. Whether it’s a small family meal or a weekend party, having a well-equipped outdoor kitchen is at the top of many homeowners’ list of home improvements. Outdoor kitchens and living spaces can be incredibly elaborate or simple, depending on your needs. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Budget
  • Size of space
  • Location
  • Materials
  • How often you’ll use it
  • Equipment and appliances, like grills, stove burners, pizza ovens, refrigerators, wine storage, etc. (You should only use appliances rated for outdoors)
  • Type and availability of fuel, like gas or electric
  • Codes and regulations
  • Maintenance
  • Climate: Some appliances need to be protected from harsh climates and extremes in temperature.
  • Lighting

Additional features like pizza ovens, beer dispensers, ice machines, smokers, and patio heating will add more to the final cost. Many outdoor “all-weather” kitchen appliances cost more than indoor models.

Take a look at these 50 outdoor kitchen designs from The Spruce that should help you cook up some ideas for your own outdoor space.

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