Custom Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Installation

Oasis Landscapes & Irrigation builds outdoor kitchens in the Atlanta area. Installing one of our custom outdoor kitchen designs is a fantastic way to make the most of your backyard living area.  

From simple built-in grilling stations to a gourmet cooking and entertainment space, we can design the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.  

Outdoor kitchen designs are limited only by your creativity and budget. Outdoor refrigerators, cabinets, bars, and stainless steel appliances come in all shapes and sizes. Virtually unlimited outdoor kitchen ideas mean you’ll have flexibility when creating the perfect outdoor cooking space.   

Our custom outdoor kitchen designs are built to last. We use only the highest quality stacked stone, tile, granite, or other materials. Capitalizing on years of experience, our designers ensure that the installation will complement your existing landscape.  

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Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens

There are many reasons to add a modern outdoor kitchen. They bring the advantages of indoor kitchens outside, with the bonus of fresh air and sunshine.   

Outdoor kitchen designs can include a pizza oven, dining area, stainless steel grill, mini fridge, bar, fire feature, and more.  

Whether a small patio kitchen or an elaborate outdoor living area, a custom outdoor kitchen can provide numerous benefits that can enrich your homeowning experience.    

Excellent for Entertaining and Social Gatherings

Outdoor kitchens enhance your entertaining. They provide more space than most indoor cooking and dining areas. This enables both family and guests to mingle during food preparation.     

When covered, outdoor kitchens facilitate outside entertaining even in unfavorable weather. They also make a great place for swimmers to take a break from the sun and enjoy a beverage or snack.   

For parents, it’s also easier to keep an eye on children and get dinner ready at the same time.    

Can Keep Your Summer A/C Costs Down

An active oven can raise the temperature in an indoor kitchen by as much as five degrees. That can be unpleasant during warmer months or crowded social gatherings.   

It also means that your cooling system has to run longer to keep things comfortable. Running longer leads to higher energy costs.     

Moving some of your cooking tasks to your outdoor space helps keep the interior of your home cooler. Not only is it more comfortable for residents, but it also saves you money on your electric bill.    

Adds to the Real Estate Value of Your House

Pleasure is the top concern for most remodeling and construction projects. If a project makes the space more usable and enjoyable for the homeowner, it’s worth it.   

However, an outdoor kitchen is also a great investment. The ROI for a custom outdoor kitchen ranges from 60% to 200%, based on industry statistics.   

Additionally, real estate professionals list outdoor kitchens as one of the most popular features for prospective home buyers. 

Less Eating Out

Most of us enjoy dining out on occasion. However, there are downsides to eating out too often.  

Frequent restaurant meals can get expensive. Further, it makes it more difficult to keep track of what we’re eating.  

Having an attractive and well-planned outdoor cooking and eating space helps save money and your waistline by controlling costs, calories, and food quality.

Expands Your Living Space

The Atlanta area is fortunate to enjoy mild weather most of the year. Adding an outdoor kitchen is one of the best ways to maximize your ability for outdoor living.   

Refrigeration offers easy access to cold drinks on hot summer days. Built in grills provide food. Fire features can add warmth to take off the chill on cooler evenings.   

The addition of a dining table and comfortable seating can help turn your backyard into a true oasis.

Designing Your Custom Outdoor Kitchen

Custom outdoor kitchens have become popular with homeowners from all walks of life. Whether you are feeding your family, entertaining guests, or creating a dinner for two, an outdoor kitchen can provide the perfect blend of efficiency and ambiance.   

When designing your outdoor living space, here are some helpful ideas to keep in mind:  

Use Good Design Principles

Incorporate well-organized design ideas into your custom outdoor kitchen. This ensures you have the right amount of space for all of your cooking, refrigeration, and workspace needs.  

By planning ahead, you’ll be able to take care of all of your cooking and prep work outside. That means you won’t have to go back and forth between the house and patio.

Choose Quality Materials

While granite countertops and copper fixtures look beautiful indoors, they are not the best materials for outdoor kitchens.   

Options like manufactured stone and stainless steel are highly resistant to grease stains and outdoor weathering. This makes them ideal for custom outdoor kitchens.  

Make Sure You Have Access to Utilities

There’s nothing worse than starting construction on a custom outdoor kitchen to discover you don’t have access to an electrical line or water pipe.   

Ensure you put your outdoor appliances in proximity to these utilities before the work begins. This will eliminate the headache of redesigning your plan.  

Incorporate All-Season Features

A well-designed outdoor kitchen is one you can use year-round. Incorporate features such as a pergola for shade or a shed roof for rainy days.   

Further, adding an outdoor fireplace keeps the area cozy even while snow is on the ground.

Lighting Gradients

Your outdoor kitchen requires bright task lighting near the cooking area. The seating area should have softer light. This ensures you grill that steak perfectly while your family and guests enjoy conversation in dimmer areas.   

Proper lighting placement will create a charming dining experience for the cook and the guests. 

Our Favorite Outdoor Kitchen Designs

These are just a few of the outdoor kitchen designs we’ve implemented for clients. Whatever your needs, style, or wishes, we can design an outdoor kitchen to suit your property and lifestyle. 

Stacked Stone Outdoor Kitchen with Built-in Smoker

For BBQ fans, a smoker is a must. Having a dedicated place for your Kamado Joe or Big Green Egg takes this outdoor kitchen design to the next level. 

U-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen with Flexible Sun Protection

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When your outdoor kitchen is poolside, you may or may not want to soak up more sun while entertaining. Providing permanent umbrella fixtures allows these homeowners the flexibility to decide. 

Custom BBQ Island Built into 1950s Ford Pickup

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When it comes to outdoor kitchen designs, your imagination is our inspiration. This custom grill station forms the centerpiece for a classic car lover’s entertainment space. 

Ready to get started on your outdoor kitchen project? Contact your hometown outdoor kitchen builder for a free quote today.   

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