HOW MUCH IS YOUR OUTDOOR KITCHEN GOING TO COST?
This is one of the more common questions we receive and it is an important one. The answer varies depending on size, priorities, and budget. Price can range from a couple thousand up to tens of thousands of dollars. Below are a few points to consider when building your budget:
AVERAGE HOMEOWNER SPEND
Findings from the HPBA in 2018 and NKBA in 2019 show that the average homeowner spent $11,300 to $13,000 on their outdoor kitchen. HomeAdvisor found the average to be around $12,690, which sits right in the middle of HPBA and NKBA findings.
AVERAGE COST PER LINEAR FOOT
The average outdoor kitchen can cost $1,200 to $2,000 per linear foot when built from scratch. This calculation includes base island construction, finish, countertops, grill head, and appliances.
AVERAGE PREFABRICATED AND MODULAR OUTDOOR KITCHEN COST
Prefab and modular outdoor kitchen kits range from $4,000 to $10,000 for barbecue islands. The cost can jump significantly once you begin upgrading appliances, countertops, and finishes.
BIG BOX OPTIONS
You can find BBQ islands at big box stores like Costco and Lowe’s ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. Some brands are poorly engineered, private labels of modular island brands. (We do not recommend these)
BUILD WITH A LOCAL CONTRACTOR
CUSTOM BUILD WITH A LOCAL CONTRACTOR
BUYING A PREFABRICATED OUTDOOR KITCHEN
BUY A PREFABRICATED OUTDOOR KITCHEN
COST AND SATISFACTION
Cost is also measured by satisfaction and value. As the saying goes, “The cost of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.” This holds true when buying your outdoor kitchen. We encourage you to spend your budget on outdoor kitchens that are safe, engineered to last, and appliances backed by a solid warranty. No combustible materials, no rust, no shoddy appliances. Only a worry-free outdoor kitchen that will provide you with enjoyment for years to come.