Discuss These Costs Considerations with Clients When Building an Outdoor Kitchen
With beautiful weather year-round, Florida is becoming a popular state to take advantage of outdoor kitchens. More and more homeowners are interested in including an outdoor living area in their backyard space, and for good reason! Building an outdoor kitchen provides a designated space for entertaining, adds value to a home, and creates a visually appealing conversation starter. As a licensed contractor in Florida, it is your responsibility to provide your client with every bit of information, ensuring no one is left confused or concerned. Discussing these cost considerations when building an outdoor kitchen will set expectations and define goals, so both parties are aware and construction can start.
What is your client seeking within their outdoor space? Are they craving flat screen TVs and an extravagant fire place beyond the kitchen itself? Taking time to discuss natural gas, electricity for lighting, plumbing, and running cable lines is a great start when it comes to budgeting.
Outdoor kitchens have the potential to offer an endless list of fun amenities. Learning what your client’s priorities are will help the design process. Perhaps ask if they are interested in a dock for outdoor speakers, a phone charging station, and even the size of kitchen they crave. This is a great opportunity to discuss outdoor kitchen accessories, such as an ice machine or mini refrigerator.
The pricing of outdoor cabinetry fluctuates based on the color and material selection, which should be taken into consideration. Luckily, All Pro Stainless designs outdoor kitchen appliances built to fit most cabinetry making your installation easy.
Cabinets are great for placing plates and drinking glasses, but what about extra storage for miscellaneous items? Remind your clients of cooking utensils, grilling accessories, and other kitchen items that will need stored in the space. Providing high quality storage solutions for their outdoor kitchen shows your passion for their project, and keeps reputation in line.
Is your client seeking a roof over their outdoor kitchen? If their budget is minimum and a roof is not on their top priority, perhaps offer the idea of umbrellas or fabric choices to help ease the cost.
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