Custom Outdoor Kitchen Builders in the Bay Area
Then incorporating a BBQ island or custom outdoor kitchen into your new backyard renovation may be just what you are looking for to complete the project.
BBQ islands and outdoor kitchens are amenities that can expand your living area and allow you to have guests mill and eat, both in- and outdoors. Add heaters and a firepit as a complement, and you can entertain outdoors all year long.
And beyond convenience, there’s the boost in value this addition will add to your Bay Area home!
We offer you a wide variety of custom outdoor kitchen styles, sizes, and features such as:
- Burners for Sauces
- Ice and/or
- Beverage station
Your outdoor kitchen and fireplace features also come with visual appeal. Our typical islands are constructed with a steel frame, hardi-backer, stucco, and tile. Slate, porcelain, stacked stone, and other materials can be included to fit your home’s aesthetic style.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not sell and install custom outdoor kitchens as a standalone service. We offer them as an add-on to our backyard remodel service.
Outdoor Kitchen and Fireplace
An outdoor kitchen and fireplace are the perfect way to extend your outdoor living space into an entertaining space. Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or simply enjoying a summer evening with family, an outdoor kitchen and fireplace will bring warmth and comfort to your backyard.
When creating your custom outdoor kitchen and fireplace, there are many options available to you. You can choose from a variety of materials such as stone, brick, tile, and more. You can also choose from a variety of appliances such as grills, smokers, pizza ovens, and refrigerators.
The Perfect Outdoor BBQ Island
BBQ islands are the perfect addition to any custom outdoor kitchen. A BBQ island is a custom-built outdoor kitchen structure that typically includes a built-in grill, counter space, one or more sinks, storage cabinets and drawers, and sometimes even an outdoor refrigerator. They provide the ideal setting for hosting parties in your backyard and make grilling out much easier and more convenient. Interested in getting behind the grill while the family gathers around a cozy fireplace? Let the custom outdoor kitchen builders at Opulands create the outdoor space of your dreams.
Our Bay Area weather and outdoor lifestyle is perfect for this…
Frequent questions we get asked about outdoor kitchens
Yes. No need to go out shopping alone and confused. We’ll act as your personal concierge as we go through catalogs together and possibly even take a trip to a local showroom. We’ll share our expertise and experience with you to help you make the best choice for your outdoor kitchen and accessories.
We’ll also make sure you get the lowest price allowable by the manufacturer.
However, it should be said that we do not sell and install outdoor kitchens as standalones. We offer them as additional amenities to our backyard remodeling services.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the typical spend for an outdoor kitchen is about $13,000, but about 22% of homeowners are building very high-end kitchens ($30,000+) and 14% spend between $20,000 and $30,000. These prices don’t include patios and pergolas that are often included in landscaping projects by Opulands.
Costs are dependent on size, additional installation costs, and, of course, the actual products.
It’s not essential, but it is recommended that a professional install your outdoor kitchen. One reason is they are typically integrated into patios and pergolas and can require construction in some form. They also often require plumbing for water, gas and electricity.
On top of all that, an experienced professional can also guide you on design and functional considerations.
According to the NKBA, 84% of homeowners use professional installers.
The following are popular choices in outdoor kitchens in the Bay Area:
- Wood stove or smoker
- Storage space
- Prep and counter space
- Wine cooler
- Dining table
- Entertainment system
Like an outdoor kitchen, a BBQ island is a place to prepare and share meals with family and friends. The difference is typically in the appliances – if at all.
Outdoor kitchens generally include many of the same amenities that you’ll find inside your home including a stove, refrigerator, sink and much more.
But a BBQ island can include all the same. Perhaps they lean more into the BBQ taking center stage instead of the 4-burner stove, but that’s about it.
So, should you call it an outdoor kitchen or BBQ island? It’s all in what you make of it and how you make it.