We are slowly but surely continuing the work on our outdoor kitchen addition. It has been awhile since I have written the initial post about our outdoor kitchen addition. For that matter it has been awhile since I’ve written any post! Life has been crazy with internet issues for nearly two weeks then complete computer failure immediately following. The computer issues are still not worked out over a month later, however my long time best friend gave me a laptop as a gift. So thankful for her generosity and friendship. 🙂
Outdoor Kitchen Addition Evolving
The outdoor kitchen seems to be evolving and changing as we move along in the project. In our original discussion we wanted a sink, prep space, grill, and deep fryer. If you recall back in my original post “Outdoor Kitchen Addition Part 1” I said that my husband wanted to fit 10 pounds of potatoes into a 5 pound sack. You may also recall that I said I would work on the space constraints as the project progressed. Well…..it progressed and he saw the floor space become smaller and smaller. So I made my case again that we didn’t want the floor area too small because we knew we would have lots of people moving around throughout the cooking process. He agreed (thankfully) and we decided to move the deep fryer elsewhere.
Another change was a space for people to sit while the meal preparation was taking place. With some interesting discussions we were able to create a small overhang to the longer exterior side of the outdoor kitchen addition. This small overhang creates a bar top for those seated outside of the main cooking area. We worked over and over trying to come up with a solution. My husband had some free countertops given to him that were less than 8 feet in length each. We only had two so we needed to span the distance and have an overhang. We allowed the counter top on the short kitchen sink side to hang beyond the corner which enabled us to butt the other long piece to it. We simply decreased the cabinet depth on the long side to be only about 14 inches so there would be about a 9 inch overhang to the exterior side. Doing this also opened up more floor space within the main cooking area which we desperately needed.
Everything Including the Kitchen Sink
With additional wood, hurricane clips, plywood, and fasteners this portion has cost us about $625 and this includes purchasing the kitchen sink. 🙂 The sink isn’t installed yet, but we saw it on clearance and had to make the purchase. We have spent a total of approximately $925 to date and I’m not expecting too much more. However, never underestimate the cost of a project. Whatever your project estimate total is please add an additional 25% because this will put you in the ballpark for the final total.
In Part 3 you will really start to see some changes with the project. Once we install the counters and kitchen sink it will truly begin to look like something. Construction projects tend to show little visual progress in the beginning and then suddenly everything changes! Another reminder about my rating on this project…it is definitely one for a Craftsman/Artist. If you would like to see the full explanation for my project ratings scale click here. Can’t wait to continue sharing this project with all of you!
Till Next Time,
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