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Like so many other questions surrounding outdoor living projects, there is no simple answer to the question “How much does an outdoor kitchen cost?” That’s because the scope of work, materials you choose, your tastes, and much more will affect the final cost. Keep that in mind when you see the ballpark figures below.
DIY vs Professional Design and Installation
Building a custom outdoor kitchen is a job for professionals. We would never advise a DIY design and installation because so many things can go wrong, and you likely won’t be completely satisfied with the results. With that in mind, the figures we mention are for professional design and installation using high-quality materials, rather than budget materials.
You can choose one, several, or all of these options, depending on your needs and budget.
Built-In Gas Grill with Food Prep Area
These are the basic components of any outdoor kitchen. A built-in gas grill, a sink, and a food prep area. We install granite countertops, with natural stone to support the countertops and any cabinets.
Ballpark Estimate: $14,000 for 10’ by 3’ kitchen layout
Outdoor Fireplace with Pizza Oven
An outdoor fireplace extends your outdoor living season, as well as your cooking options. Adding a wood-fired pizza oven gives pizza night a whole new vibe. Imagine gathering around the fireplace on a cool fall evening, or watching the World Series or big football games on your outdoor TV.
Ballpark Estimate: $30,000 for a standard fireplace design
A Backyard Outdoor Bar
We can design and install a separate outdoor bar with the bar height countertop, bar stools, sink, refrigerator, storage area for liquor and glassware, and more. Happy hour is calling.
Ballpark Estimate: $10,000 for a basic bar set up with no appliances
A Pergola or Pavilion
Protect your investment by making it a covered outdoor kitchen. Including a pergola or pavilion in your initial design helps shelter you and your guests from the scorching summer sun or rain shower. Add ceiling fans and overhead lighting, for comfort and ambiance.
Ballpark Estimate: starting around $30,000 depending on size and materials
Related Reading: Why a Covered Outdoor Kitchen Is a Smart Choice
Patio or Deck
You may also choose to upgrade your existing patio or deck or build a new one to coordinate with your outdoor kitchen. The size of your deck or patio, whether it has multiple levels, and the materials you choose will all affect the installed cost of your patio or deck. Larger sizes, complex designs, and high-end materials will all increase the overall cost.
Ballpark Estimate: $20,000 for a 10′ x 10′ patio
To get a more accurate estimate of what your ideal outdoor kitchen will cost, you’ll need to get estimates from local hardscaping contractors.
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
If you’re going to invest your hard-earned money in a custom outdoor kitchen, make sure you get the exceptional experience you deserve. That’s what we deliver. We invited you to check out our Portfolio for examples of our work.
We provide outdoor kitchen design and installation services for homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.