Things to Consider Before Creating An Outdoor Kitchen Plan


An outdoor kitchen is a great way to upgrade your patio or deck, but you don’t just want to go into it blindly. All too often, our outdoor experts at York Companies have seen outdoor kitchen plans fall flat because they weren’t well thought out. 

Don’t be one of those people.

Instead, keep reading to learn what you should consider before creating an outdoor kitchen plan. 

Host The Best Dinner Parties This Year With A New Outdoor Kitchen Installation

First, what is your budget?

If you haven’t decided on a budget, stop what you’re doing and get that figured out. No, seriously. Stop. Your budget is your guideline for your outdoor kitchen plan. Without a budget, you can’t figure out what materials you can afford, how big you want your kitchen to be, and how much you’re willing to spend on labor. 

If it helps, create a spreadsheet of all your monthly costs so that you can determine how much you can put aside for your new outdoor kitchen

How big is your outdoor space?

You want your outdoor kitchen to flow seamlessly with the rest of your yard. So if you have a small yard, you might want to think twice about having a kitchen that’s going to take up all the space. If you need help determining what will be best, you can always speak to a contractor for expert advice. 

What do you want?

Not all outdoor kitchens are created equal. You can make your kitchen as extravagant or as simple as you want. Some of our favorite additions you can add to your outdoor kitchen plan include:


  • Fully functional bar
  • Pizza oven
  • Gas-fired stove top
  • Sinks
  • Mini fridge
  • & more

Benefits of a Custom Outdoor Kitchen in Kansas City

Create the perfect outdoor kitchen plan with York Companies

If you’re in the Kansas City area, our experienced team at York Companies can help you create an outdoor kitchen plan to get you started. Once the plan is done, our contractors will help you bring that plan to life by building the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. 


Get a free quote today.