When planning a deck installation project, you need to think about the features you want on it. A popular addition to outdoor living spaces is kitchens. Cooking outdoors would make your dining experience with family and friends even more enjoyable.
Get tips to help you plan a deck with a kitchen from one area’s leading outdoor living and soffit contractors.
Determine Your Deck’s Load Capacity
It will help to consult a professional to determine your deck’s load capacity and to ensure it can handle an outdoor kitchen. If your deck cannot take the load of an added kitchen, it will start to deteriorate and sag. Discuss the appliances and outdoor furniture you want to get to ensure they are not too heavy for your deck.
Consider the Placement of Utility Lines
After you have determined the features and appliances you will add to your deck, the next thing you need to plan is the placement of utility lines. You will need to decide where to put lines for gas burners and grills, sink plumbing, and electricity for the fridge, wine cooler, sound system, and lighting.
Choose Quality Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetry Materials
You have a wide selection of materials to choose from for your outdoor kitchen cabinetry, such as natural wood, stainless steel, and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Choose a material that is easy to maintain, resistant to fire and corrosion, safe, and lightweight.
Let ExteriorPros help you plan an outdoor deck that’s not only appealing but also convenient and functional. We are one of the area’s most trusted deck and vinyl siding installers. Our team also specializes in roof and gutter replacement. Give us a call at (301) 632-5111 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.