2012 New American HomeContemporary Patio, Orlando
James F. Wilson / courtesy BUILDER Magazine
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Every good outdoor kitchen should have a sink, Faulk says. It increases the functionality by allowing cooks to wash their hands after handling meat, and makes the prep and cleanup easier. If you don’t want to run a water line to the kitchen, Faulk says there are systems like those in an RV where the water is pumped in and out. You have to refill and dump the canisters, but they work well, he says. You can also rudimentarily hook up a hose to your tap. The water won’t be potable, but it’ll be good enough for hand-washing and basic sanitation.
2. Get the right gas meter. More gas appliances usually means a larger meter. Most utility providers will require you to add up the BTU (British thermal unit) requirements of your appliances (furnace, water heater, range, washer-dryer, barbecue, fireplace) and size your meter accordingly. Or maybe you’re adding that barbecue and fireplace in a few years? Sizing the meter larger now and running pipe where you will need it can save you money in the future.
An outdoor kitchen lies on the opposite corner of the patio and pool area. With this outdoor kitchen, the main kitchen, a small kitchen in the gallery and a small kitchen area in the upstairs master suite, the future owners of this show house will never be too far from food and drink!