How to plan the perfect outdoor kitchen. 

 Congratulations on your first step to owning an outdoor kitchen – planning it all out! 

We try to make owning an outdoor kitchen as easy as possible. If you need any help, our designers are happy to provide their expertise for free. Just give us a call or email us with how much space you are working with. Our designers can help you select your grill and appliances to make sure its a perfect fit.  

Below are the main areas you should be looking at to make the best decisions for your outdoor kitchen. 


1.  How much space are you working with?  

Time to pull out your trusty measuring tape. 

Where do you think you want your outdoor kitchen? Will it be a straight inline kitchen or will you like to create a bbq corner?

Measure the maximum space you would like to fill.

2.  Which appliances and accessories do you want?  

Here is where the majority of your research should go – the appliances. 

Which type of appliances are you looking for in your outdoor kitchen? Grill, side burner, kamado or pizza oven, ect. 

Which type of accessories do you want? Fridge, sink, ice bucket, ect. 

We can confirm if your selected appliances will fit within our cabinets. 

3. Will your space support the water and gas needs on your wishlist? 

 Depending on what is on your wishlist, you may need to do some upgrades to your home to support the function.

For example a sink. If you need plumbing or gas lines to in installed, now is a good time to chat with your local contractor for costing.  We would be happy to work with your contractor to make sure you get exatly what you are looking for. 

4. Free standing cabinets or cabinets within a stone surround? 

For some, and outdoor kitchen space must be built from stone with stainless steel doors. The problem with traditional stainless doors are that inside is raw – no storage use.

If you are looking to include stone, please reach out to your local contractor to start the quoting process. We can work with your contractor to make sure you get exatly what you are looking for.

Learn more about why modular outdoor kitchen cabinets are best. 

5. Working with our free design consultants. 

We look forward to working with you! If you’re making an outdoor kitchen without the help of a contractor, we can set you up perfectly.

If you are using a contractor, we would be happy to work with you and your contractor to provide designs and support. 

We look forward to speaking with you. 

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We can help you design your space!

Send us a picture and dimensions of your space to  We can place the cabinets into the picture for you to see exactly how it would all look!

Any help you need, we’re here to give our expertise.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

4 Life Outdoor team

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