Outdoor Kitchen Designers

Your Southview landscape designer or landscape architect can help you design an outdoor kitchen that fits your needs and lifestyle. Whether you want to keep it pretty basic, or pull out all the stops and include special features such as wood-fired ovens, ice makers, a wine or beverage cooler, sound system, or other amenities — our design-build process makes planning, budgeting and building your landscape easy and efficient.

In additiona to a quality grill, many homeowners choose to design their outdoor kitchens to make entertaining and food preparation easier and more enjoyable. A fully equipped outdoor kitchen allows cooks to prepare and clean up some or all of a meal without running back and forth to the house.

Benefits of outdoor kitchens

Southview landscape designers and architects work with homeowners to create outdoor kitchens that are both functional and beautiful. Enthusiastic hosts and cooks will enjoy the convenience of a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. If you grill year-round, your outdoor kitchen can be equipped with lighting and a heat source for when the days are shorter and cooler. Outdoor structures can provide shelter from the elements. Common features of outdoor kitchens include:

  • A bar area where guests can comfortably interact
  • Refrigerator or cooler for beverages, food, and ice
  • Grill, properly-sized for the average number of guests at any one time
  • Trash bin and/or recycle bin tucked away for convenience
  • Extra storage such as drawers, shelves, and access doors
  • Counters for food preparation and service
  • Sinks with running water for food preparation, hand-washing, and easy cleanup

HOW MUCH DOES AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN COST?

An average outdoor kitchen typically costs $20-40,000. Basic modular kits start at $10,000. The "gourmet” version could run to $60,000 to 70,000. The cost of an outdoor kitchen will be determined largely by the number of amenities, type of materials, size, and location.

Outdoor kitchen and dining room under the pergola

Outdoor kitchen and dining room under the shelter of the pergola.

Backyard kitchen designed to match the house

Full service outdoor kitchen designed to match the architecture of the home.

Gourmet outdoor kitchen on Lake Minnetonka in Mound, MN

Gourmet outdoor kitchen lacks no amenity. It even has a custom shelf for the coveted Big Green Egg.

white bear lake Gourmet outdoor kitchen

Spacious outdoor kitchen with plenty of storage, outlets for additional appliances, and a grill connected directly to the gas line (no tanks!)

Outdoor kitchen with built in grill and two level bar counter

Backyards of any size can accommodate an outdoor kitchen.

backyard wood fired pizza oven

Imagine, the best pizza in town is in your backyard.

backyard kitchen in action

An outdoor kitchen makes your backyard party central.

Backyard kitchen with an unmatched view

With an outdoor kitchen, you can relax and enjoy the view when you cook your dinner.

Wayzata, MN luxury outdoor kitchen

Luxury outdoor kitchen that blends right into the home design.

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