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Outdoor Barbecue Island Designs by Elegant Outdoor Kitchens

Paseo Outdoor Kitchen Design by Elegant Outdoor Kitchens

Are you looking for a professional barbecue island design company? Elegant Outdoor Kitchens in Southwest Florida is quickly becoming the go-to outdoor kitchen company. We offer custom solutions that enable us to turn your outdoor area into a stay-cation destination. Our professional barbecue island designs will have your neighbors envious and your family wanting to spend a little quality time. All jokes aside though, Elegant Outdoor Kitchens offers superior custom outdoor kitchen design & manufacturing services that can’t be beaten.

We design with your outdoor kitchen concept in mind! We’re a family owned and operated business that genuinely cares about our customer’s satisfaction. Our on-site consultation and design phase ensures that our clients get the exact outdoor living area they want. Our outdoor living specialists will provide 3D CAD renderings for your approval. We won’t start the outdoor kitchen construction project until you sign-off on the design. We’ll present you with different component configurations and layout designs. Our primary objective is to make sure you have the correct product information & understanding and a positive experience during the design phase. We can guarantee that our communication and customer service is a step above the rest. When you choose the pros here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we make sure that you matter.

Outdoor Kitchen Builder of Fort Myers, Florida

Outdoor Kitchen Builder of Fort Myers, Florida

Custom Outdoor Barbecue Island Designs

We invite you to check out our customer project portfolio. It’s not hard to see why Elegant Outdoor Kitchens is a leader in outdoor kitchen design & manufacturing in the Southwest Florida region. You can also give us a call or visit our official Facebook page for even more information about our company.

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Outdoor Kitchen Design & Construction Services – The Southwest Florida Climate

The Climate of Southwest Florida - How it Affects Your Outdoor Kitchen Construction Project

The aesthetic appeal of your outdoor kitchen area is just as important as the overall functionality. In this article, we’ll cover some of the relevant topics you’ll come across in an outdoor living design & construction project.

Climate Considerations

The first thing you’ll want to consider is the climate. Believe it not; this is one crucial factor that we address in all of our outdoor kitchen projects. Elegant Outdoor Kitchens uses only the highest quality of structural and finishing materials. We use products and materials that are safe and designed to work well with the Southwest Florida climate. The materials we use significantly impact the life and longevity of your outdoor barbecue island. Our outdoor living design specialists are here to guide through the design phase; we’ll ensure your choice of materials is adequate for our Florida climate.

Please realize that now that not all construction materials are created equal. Before committing to a purchase of a particular construction material, do your homework. We recommend that you speak with one of our outdoor living design specialists, they’ll save you both time and eliminate any frustrations. Our team of designers is here to help you avoid costly mistakes.

Southwest Florida Climate

Paseo Custom Barbecue Island

Paseo Custom Barbecue Island

Average lows range from 65 °F (18 °C) in Key West to near 41 °F (5 °C) degrees Fahrenheit at Tallahassee, while daytime highs range from 64 °F (18 °C) at Tallahassee to 77 °F (25 °C) at Miami. Predominant tropical easterly winds across central and Southern Florida keep temperatures warm during the winter. Mild winters tend to be ideal for most outdoor kitchen products & materials used in its construction. Summers throughout the state are long, hot, and relatively humid. All in all, there aren’t too many limits when choosing materials for your barbecue island. The only factors that seem to be disadvantageous are the hurricanes and the humidity. A good rule of thumb for the Florida climate, choose finishing materials that have structural integrity and are not affected by prolonged exposure to moisture.

Hurricanes, Hurricanes, and More Hurricanes

Florida has seen and will continue to see its share of storms. This particular topic addresses the fact that your outdoor kitchen & living area must be able to withstand the wrath and onslaught of mother nature. Elegant Outdoor Kitchens has you covered when it comes to structural integrity and construction that will hold up to even the worst of storms. Our secure and durable construction is second to none. Our outdoor kitchen products are hurricane tested and approved. Give us a call today to schedule an on-site design consultation. Our professionals are here to help! We’ll answer any additional questions you might have about a new outdoor living project.

Are you interested in seeing more of our custom outdoor living projects? Fantastic, because we have a whole lot of impressive project portfolios to showcase. Follow the link below to see our past work.

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The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Builder of Southwest Florida

Saturnia Granite with California Gold Stacked Stone

When it comes to building custom barbecue islands, Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Southwest Florida has you covered. We specialize in the custom design & manufacturing of beautiful outdoor kitchens.

Outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular for the homeowner, and it’s not hard to see why. They create a fine dining experience usually reserved for restaurants. Your home becomes a place where you’re able to prepare a diverse and appetizing menu. Your friends and family will flock from all around. That’s only if you choose to tell them about your new outdoor living area.
Elegant Outdoor Kitchens is Southwest Florida’s outdoor kitchen builder. We specialize in custom outdoor living creations that are designed for family entertainment and socializing. If you’re looking for a reason to invite your friends & family over for a get-together, call us today. .

Are you ready to speak with a professional design consultant about your outdoor living area? Give us a call today to schedule your in-home design consultation.

Want to explore some of our most recent projects? You can follow the link below to view our complete project portfolio.

Download Our Introduction to the Outdoor Kitchen

Download our outdoor kitchen introduction PDF if you want to learn more about the process of building an outdoor kitchen, what you can expect, and some basic understanding of the choices you’ll have. We’re excited to answer any and all questions you might have, at any time. Our process is designed to figure out exactly what you want from an outdoor living area.

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The Elegant Outdoor Kitchen Difference – Southwest Florida Barbecue Island Design & Manufacturing

Aurora 30" Barbecue Grill with Rotisserie, Digital Temp, Infrared Burner

The Elegant Outdoor Kitchen Difference

With Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, you can feel confident in the quality construction of your custom outdoor kitchen. We work closely with homeowners to ensure that they receive a beautiful and structurally sound outdoor living product. From concept to completion, our top-notch outdoor kitchen design team provides detailed 3D CAD designs for project pre-approval. Once you’ve signed off on the design, our installation and construction crew will set out to make your outdoor kitchen design a reality.

 

Our Outdoor Living Products are Hurricane Safe

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, local Floridians have once again been reminded of the awesome power of nature. Here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we understand the need for long lasting and extra durable construction. Every year, Florida is subjected to even more powerful hurricanes and other adverse weather conditions. With our outdoor living products, we take pride in the fact that our islands are hurricane safe and built to last. With the latest hurricane, we recently had the chance to test our outdoor kitchen cabinetry and overall durability. We’re happy to report that our barbecue islands are tested and approved.

 

More Outdoor Kitchen Components Than You Can Shake a Stick At!

Close-up of Large Big Green Egg Grill

Close-up of Large Big Green Egg Grill

Our Elegant Outdoor Kitchen design team will assist you in determining which outdoor kitchen components you’ll need for your outdoor kitchen. From professional barbecue grills, side burners, all the way to outdoor refrigeration, we’ll ensure you have everything you need to be an all-star grill master. If you’re unclear about the process or have any questions, our team of professionals is here to answer any and all you might have.

 

The Benefits of Using a Professional Outdoor Kitchen Design & Manufacturing Contractor

Building a custom outdoor living area can be a pretty significant task. Let’s face it; it’s a major addition to your backyard and home. Barbecue island design and construction is what we do here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. Our team is happy to assist you, every step of the way. Give us a call today to schedule an on-site design consultation. Our tried and true design process will ensure that you get the outdoor living area you’ve always dreamt of owning.

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If you’ve been considering a custom barbecue island and you live in the Southwest Florida region, give us a call at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens to schedule an on-site design consultation. We’re more than happy to send out one of our barbecue island design specialists. As we mentioned earlier, our custom barbecue islands have now been successfully tested through a category 3 hurricane (Hurricane Irma). If you’re looking for a builder that focuses on structural integrity just as much as the aesthetic appeal, give us a call today!

From Concept to Completion - Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design

The Modern Outdoor Kitchen & Living Area

Blaze 34 Professional Barbecue Grill

Building A Custom Outdoor Kitchen & Living Area With Elegant Outdoor Kitchens

When it comes to grilling, the modern outdoor kitchen and living area can do everything your indoor kitchen can do, and more. The team here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens is here to help you create the ultimate outdoor entertaining area. Whether you’re into small intimate family gatherings or huge outdoor parties, we can help. We understand the significance of outdoor grilling, it’s been a part of our American lifestyle and culture since the 1950’s. Our outdoor kitchen consultants are here to help you design and build your brand new custom outdoor kitchen, from concept to completion. We’ll work closely with you to construct an outdoor living area that will have your neighbors begging to be invited to your next barbecue.

Topics to Consider Before You Build

There are some logistical topics you’ll want to consider before starting your barbecue island build. We recommend contacting a professional to help you in the early stages of planning. Our professionals understand what it takes to build a beautiful and functional outdoor kitchen. There’s a lot of choices that will need to be made during the planning phase. Questions such as:

Which type of fuel source do you want to use? Liquid Propane (LP) or Natural Gas (NG)?

Will you require running water for a built-in outdoor faucet and sink?

Do you have a specific area of your property where you would like the outdoor kitchen built?

What type of equipment do you want in your outdoor kitchen area? Do you want a traditional barbecue grill, pizza oven, smoker, or any other type of cooking platform?

What type of finishing materials would you like to use for your barbecue island?

What’s your budget for the complete project?

These are just a few preliminary questions that you’ll want to answer before starting the construction. Elegant Outdoor Kitchens can help you with all the important planning and construction. We’re here to assist you with the entire process. Give us a call today to schedule an on-site design consultation.

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Ben Poulton of Elegant Outdoor Kitchens

Ben Poulton of Elegant Outdoor Kitchens

Choosing a Professional Barbecue Grill for your Outdoor Kitchen

Lynx Professional Built-in Barbecue Grills - Outdoor Kitchens of Southwest Florida

What to look for before you buy a professional outdoor grill. Your outdoor kitchen’s primary feature is the barbecue grill. We recommend starting with this article from Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Southwest Florida.

Choosing A Professional Built-in Barbecue Grill Head for your Outdoor Kitchen

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to a professional grill for your outdoor kitchen island.  There are a few things you’ll want to consider though. The last thing you want to do is choose a grill that will only last 2-3 years. We call these types of grills “throwaways”. We won’t be mentioning those grills in this article today. What we will be doing is giving you a few pointers that will help you during the selection process.

Structural Design & Integrity of a Barbecue Grill

304 Stainless-Steel is the industry standard when it comes to professional barbecue grills. Structural integrity of your grill is extremely important, the last thing you want is for your grill to start rusting and breaking down inside your new barbecue island. The goal of building a custom outdoor kitchen is to get as many years out of it as possible. The professional grills we’ll be talking about today have a lifespan of around 10 – 15 years. The nice thing about a professional grill is that they are just like vehicles, if a part breaks, you’re able to replace it. We’ve seen customers with professional grills as old as their automotive vehicle.

Blaze 32 Inch 4-Burner Grill With Rear Burner - Open Grill Head

Blaze 32 Inch 4-Burner Grill With Rear Burner – Open Grill Head

There’s quite a few great barbecue grill manufacturers on the market today. It’s always best to start the process by talking with a professional within the industry. We’re Southwest Florida’s outdoor living specialists and we’re here to help you design and amazing outdoor kitchen environment. Give Elegant Outdoor Kitchens a call today!

All in all, you’ll want to make sure that the grill you purchase for your barbecue island is made of stainless-steel. Most popular grill brands have standardized grill sizes too. So, when it comes time to replace the old grill, the chances are high that they will have made a newer model in the exact same size or cut-out size.

Burners, BTU’s, Grilling Surface & Grates

Your BBQ grill burners are another very important feature that you’ll want to understand. What metal the burners are manufactured out of as well as their lifespan. Grill burners are constructed from range of materials, cast brass, cast iron, 304 stainless-steel, and infrared (which is a type of burner, not material). Leading grill manufacturers usually use cast brass burners. Cast brass burners are considered to be superior in many ways. They’ll usually last as long as the grill itself.

Summerset Stainless-Steel Grate and Cast Iron Burner

Summerset Stainless-Steel Grate and Cast Iron Burner

BTU: A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one-degree Fahrenheit. This is the standard measurement used to state the amount of energy that a fuel has as well as the amount of output of any heat generating device.

Your professional grill will have a BTU output associated with each burner. The number of burners your grill will have will range from 3 – 6. Entry level professional grills will usually have 3 burners, which is a very common configuration. BTU output per burner can range from 10,000 to 20,000 depending on the grill manufacturer. Most of the professional grills on the market today will also come with an infrared rotisserie burner in the rear wall of the grill. The infrared rotisserie burner is usually built-in to the grill, but some companies will charge extra for the rotisserie motor as well as the spit.

The grilling surface is another extremely important feature of a professional barbecue grill. The barbecue grill surface will be measured in square inches. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude that more grilling surface is beneficial. The grilling surface or area depends on the barbecue grill you purchase. A great question to answer before purchasing a grill is, “How many people will you be grilling for?” This answer will give you a better idea of what grill range you should be considering.

Another important aspect of the grilling surface is whether the temperature is consistent throughout the entire surface. Does the barbecue grill have cold spots? You can research on the internet to see what people are saying about any grill on the market. The primary objective is to purchase a barbecue grill that evenly distributes heat to its grilling surface.  The surface being the grill grate/s, the grill grates also can vary in size and material used in its manufacturing process. Grill grates can be made of porcelain enamel coated steel wire or porcelain enamel coated cast iron.

 

Professional Barbecue Grill Features, Bell’s & Whistles
Alfresco Grills ALXE Professional Barbecue Grill Smoker Tray - Custom Outdoor Kitchen Built-in Grills

Alfresco Grills ALXE Professional Barbecue Grill Smoker Tray

From LED lighting, knobs, ignition systems, wood smoking trays, and so much more, the industry is massive and competitive. There’s a huge range of features that you can purchase in a professional barbecue grill. Some grills come with built-in side burners and other handy add-ons. What it really comes down to is making sure you choose a professional grill that will last the next ten years without any hitches. We recommend speaking with an Elegant Outdoor Kitchens professional about your options. Our team will help you choose a grill that makes the most sense for your outdoor kitchen space and configuration.

 

Schedule an on-site consultation with the pros here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. We’ll guide you through our outdoor kitchen design process, we’ll make sure you get the outdoor kitchen you’ve always imagined. Give us a call today to start building!

Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design of Fort Myers, Florida

Outdoor Kitchen Manufacturing of Fort Myers, Florida

Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Fort Myers, Florida is your local outdoor kitchen design specialists. We work closely with our clients to design & manufacture the outdoor kitchen & living area you’ve always imagined. Our experienced professionals utilize the latest in Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology and only the highest quality building & finishing materials.

From concept to completion, Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Fort Myers, Florida delivers! Our barbecue island design & construction process was developed with our clients in mind.

Our team can provide a superior outdoor kitchen product at an affordable rate. Every Elegant Outdoor Kitchen we construct comes with a quality guarantee, we’re unlike any manufacturer out there. We stand behind our premium products and services. If you don’t believe us, just take a look and see what our existing clients are saying about us.

If you’re looking for a local Fort Myers outdoor kitchen designer, look no further than Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. We invite you to check out our existing custom outdoor kitchen design portfolio. You’ll find a link below that will take you there.

We invite you to take an introductory step towards starting your custom outdoor kitchen design. Visit the link below to see our article on “Understanding the Custom Outdoor Kitchen Area”. It’s an article that can help you understand some of the preliminary process that goes into constructing a custom outdoor kitchen. We’ve included a preview of the article below.

Custom outdoor kitchen design using CAD (Computer Aided Design). Elegant Outdoor Kitchens uses the latest in computer aided technology for our barbecue island designs

In this article, we’re going to help the everyday average home owner understand the basics of outdoor kitchen & living area construction. Along with the differences between an outdoor living area and a barbecue island or outdoor kitchen. This article isn’t for the do-it-yourselfer, it’s not about building an outdoor kitchen, it’s simply a crash course that will help you understand what’s available. It will be split up into numerous articles. So, we recommend you subscribe to our RSS Feed. You can subscribe to our RSS Feed through the link below.

Understanding the Custom Outdoor Kitchen Area

Custom outdoor kitchen design using CAD (Computer Aided Design). Elegant Outdoor Kitchens uses the latest in computer aided technology for our barbecue island designs

In this article, we’re going to help the everyday average home owner understand the basics of outdoor kitchen & living area construction. Along with the differences between an outdoor living area and a barbecue island or outdoor kitchen. This article isn’t for the do-it-yourselfer, it’s not about building an outdoor kitchen, it’s simply a crash course that will help you understand what’s available. It will be split up into numerous articles. So, we recommend you subscribe to our RSS Feed. You can subscribe to our RSS Feed through the link below.

If you’ve been considering a custom outdoor kitchen, look no further than Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Southwest Florida!

 

Note: In this article we’ll use the word outdoor kitchen, BBQ Island, and Barbecue Island interchangeably. All we’re referring to is the structure that contains your grill & components. A custom barbecue island can be used for so much more than cooking/grilling though. Some custom outdoor kitchens include bar height counter-tops, prep-areas, fire features and more.

The Custom Outdoor Kitchen or Barbecue Island

In today’s article, we’ll be talking about the outdoor kitchen or barbecue island. The barbecue island is your outdoor kitchens structure. The island is the structure that will hold all the professional components you choose to include. Outdoor kitchen components such as a barbecue grill, sideburner, power burner, stainless-steel storage doors & drawers, and any other components you choose to include. It’s always best to consult with a professional outdoor kitchen contractor before you start purchasing any components for your BBQ Island. A professional outdoor kitchen builder will help to assess the outdoor space you have to work with, design a structure using the latest in CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology, and guide you through the entire construction process. You wouldn’t build a house without consulting with one. Building an outdoor kitchen isn’t any different. This is a structure that will be used regularly, it will contain components that utilize an open flame and reach extremely high temperatures. It’s always best to bring in a professional to assist or even to build the entire BBQ Island. At Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we build quality custom outdoor kitchens that are beautiful, safe and built to last. Our professionals will help you understand your design options along with many other choices you’ll have.

 

The Elegant Outdoor Kitchens – Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design Process

Elegant Outdoor Kitchens - Custom CAD Drawing

Elegant Outdoor Kitchens – Custom CAD Drawing

After the EOK professionals survey and assess the area you plan to build your barbecue island in, we move on into the design process. Our design team will work closely with you to understand exactly what you want and expect from your new kitchen area. After our team is confident they understand your needs. We then start creating 3D renderings of potential design options. All our designs are visual and 3-Dimensional. This leaves little to chance or imagination. We enable you to see your custom outdoor kitchen design, before we ever start to build. This process allows us to modify, add, and remove elements until you are totally satisfied with the design. This eliminates most errors and misunderstandings that can occur during construction. The Elegant Outdoor Kitchens design process is top notch. Our professional team is here to make sure you receive a product that you’ll love.

Are you interested in seeing some our handy work? Visit our Elegant Outdoor Kitchens project portfolio page to view some of our amazing outdoor kitchen designs. We’re one of Southwest Florida’s leading professional outdoor kitchen manufacturers. Give us a call today, let’s start building!

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Custom Outdoor Kitchen Construction of Fort Myers Florida

Outdoor Kitchen Builder Fort Myers Florida

Understanding The Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design Process

The outdoor kitchen design process is exciting! You’ll always receive professional services when you choose Elegant Outdoor Kitchens to build your custom BBQ Island. From concept to completion, we’ll transform your backyard into an entertaining environment that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Fort Myers, Florida is your source for innovative and aesthetically appealing custom outdoor kitchens. We specialize in all types of outdoor kitchen construction services. From design concept to installation & finishing. Our courteous and professional team will walk you through the entire process of constructing the outdoor living area you’ve always dreamt about. We work closely with our customers, every step of the way, attentive to every detail, and always within your budget.

Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design - CAD (Computer Aided Design)

Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design – CAD (Computer Aided Design)

Planning & designing your custom outdoor kitchen area is always a blast. From choosing a design layout & cooking components to selecting the finishing materials, you’ll enjoy every step of the way. Our professionals are experienced and knowledgeable within the outdoor living industry. So, we’re able to take you through our past projects and explore new design options that will help you get a better idea of what we’re capable of. We don’t start building until you’re 100% happy with the design. That’s why Elegant Outdoor Kitchens is the premier outdoor kitchen construction company in Florida.

We Understand Our Customers

We understand our clients and outdoor kitchen construction. We want you to be happy with your custom outdoor kitchen area. That’s why our elegant outdoor design process was created. To ensure that our customers know exactly what their getting in their custom build. We develop and design with CAD (Computer Aided Design). CAD technology allows us to present a design or designs to our customers for approval. This eliminates most misunderstandings or errors that can occur. This happens before we ever start the actual construction process. Between planning, design, and open communication with our customers, we feel confident that we can deliver exactly what you want, and always within your predetermined budget.

What Are You Waiting For?

There are very few companies in the Florida market that can successfully meld functional design with aesthetic beauty. We’re one of those contractors. Elegant Outdoor Kitchens offers affordable solutions that will transform your outdoor area into a brand new entertaining & hosting environment. Enabling you to create new and exciting meals, while creating new memories with your family and loved ones.