Generally speaking, outdoor kitchens have a pretty wide price range and this is due to the large variety of options available for those that decide to install one. A basic outdoor kitchen can be built for around $2,000 at a minimum — the expected price to account for when considering small outdoor kitchen ideas. This includes the cost of construction as well as the price of appliances that you will likely install such as a sink, refrigerator, and grill.
However, basic outdoor kitchens tend to be mostly prefab, meaning that they are a rigid layout that can’t really be changed or customized too much. If you want something that has been tailor-made for your exact requirements, you’ll likely end up paying quite a lot more. A luxury outdoor kitchen can cost as much as $50,000, even $100,000. Having said that, most people aren’t going to pay anywhere near that much, but it does put in perspective that outdoor kitchens remain something of a luxury item.
It usually takes at least three months to fully construct an outdoor kitchen, and while it is possible for an experienced handyman to take on the task, it is best to have some hired help in the form of an outdoor kitchen contractor. A DIY outdoor kitchen may be more affordable but you’ll be limited in your options and your project will likely take longer. Of course, something basic like a stone pizza oven can be constructed DIY if you have experience with masonry and can make for a very nice outdoor cooking area, so DIY outdoor kitchens are not out of the question by any means.
3. Enclosing An Outdoor Kitchen