6 Mistakes to Avoid when Building an Outdoor Kitchen
Building an outdoor kitchen comes with many components, from ensuring your client is satisfied with the design to compliance regarding safety hazards. The last thing you want to risk is making an error when installing a kitchen, potentially causing the homeowner to be displeased or overwhelmed. The expert team at All Pro Stainless understands the importance of keeping a well-organized construction zone, which is why we are sharing 6 mistakes to avoid when building an outdoor kitchen.
Use an insulated jacket when installing combustible materials.
One of the most important duties when installing appliances is to be sure you install an insulated jacket. Although they are not aesthetically appealing to most, it is suggested to stress the safety and importance of the jacket, as it is a common error that can leave a kitchen in flames.
Properly ventilate the space with vent panels.
As a licensed contractor, ventilation should be a top priority during the design process. When it comes to properly ventilating an outdoor kitchen, placement is everything. Vent panels should be installed every four to six feet to prevent gas build-up.
Make sure the appliances you purchase are top rated.
When purchasing appliances that are outdoor rated by the manufacturer, you are ensuring safety and longevity to your clients. Stainless steel appliances that are rated for indoor use will not be able to withstand the outside elements, risking the chance of rust, discoloration, and products failing to work.
Avoid installing cooking and cooling appliances in close proximity.
We suggest planning your “zones” when designing your client’s outdoor kitchen, making it easier to keep the cooking appliances separate from the cooling appliances. Since both concepts run off heat it can easily cause the appliances to malfunction and fail sooner. Safety is another factor to keep in mind, as a child may get a drink from the fridge that is too close to the stove.
Know the exact dimensions of the appliances before making cutouts.
Making note of the precise dimensions of each appliance will save you time and energy in the long-run. Before making island cutouts, double and triple check the product dimensions for built-in installations.
Do research to select reliable appliances to keep your clients happy.
It can be difficult to choose where to order stainless steel outdoor kitchen appliances with the amount of companies in the market. While everyone wants sleek and functional products, it’s important to do research before partnering with a business. Stainless steel for outdoor use should be built with 304 grade steel, as it can stand against rust, corrosion, and weather elements. At All Pro Stainless, we are proud to offer stainless steel appliances and accessories that are handcrafted in the USA with 304 grade steel, promising longevity and functionality.
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