Summer & Outdoor Kitchens

Custom Summer Kitchens in NE Florida Provide Outdoor Fun

Custom outdoor kitchens are a beautiful addition to any home, patio or living space, especially if you live in Jacksonville or the Northeast Florida area. At Sandifer Design Build Remodel, we share the passion of countless homeowners who enjoy cooking, dining and entertaining guests outdoors. We design, build and install all types of summer & outdoor kitchens and bring over 15 years of experience right here in the Greater Jax area.

Jacksonville’s beautiful weather means you’ll enjoy your backyard kitchen not just in summer, but all year long! This makes outdoor “summer kitchens” one of the best North Florida home additions you can make, providing exceptional value and memorable experiences with family and friends, for many years to come.

Our Jacksonville Outdoor Kitchen Design & Construction Services Include:

  • Outdoor Summer Kitchen Design, Building & Installation
  • Permanent & “Portable” Outdoor Kitchen Designs
  • Outdoor Patio Kitchens
  • Built-in-BBQ-Grills
  • Outdoor Grill Islands
  • Outdoor Pizza Ovens
  • Outdoor Firepits, Fireplaces, Pergolas & Bars
  • Outdoor Cabinetry, Refrigeration & Lighting
  • Indoor / Outdoor Living Space Additions

Why Choose Sandifer Design Build to Create Your Custom Outdoor Kitchen?

An outdoor kitchen is an investment that will bring you enjoyment for as long as you own your home. At Sandifer Custom Homes, we’re recognized for the quality, design and dependability of our outdoor kitchens. We use only the highest quality materials, detailed production planning, and provide an unparalleled customer experience.

We work to your needs, budget and space constraints and guarantee all of our work. With over a decade-and-a-half of custom home building, renovation and remodeling experience, we’re experts at creating outdoor living spaces that  impress and delight. Call us anytime for a free initial consultation and estimate.

How to Create The Perfect Outdoor Kitchen for Your Florida Home

Creating a custom outdoor kitchen is something many people in Northeast Florida dream about and some may consider doing it themselves. But it is never as simple or easy as it looks. It is always best to leave this work to professionals, especially if you want a quality-built summer kitchen and outdoor living space that lasts. Whether you decide to do-it-yourself or hire an outdoor kitchen contractor, here are the steps you’ll want to take when planning

Determine Your Outdoor Kitchen Type

Determining the best type of outdoor kitchen for your needs will depend on your budget, lifestyle and space constraints, among other factors. With custom outdoor kitchens, there are few limits to what you can create. At minimum, you will need a grill and counter space,and ideally, a bar with refrigeration.

Another important element is deciding what cooking method(s) you’ll plan to use. Do you prefer cooking over a charcoal barbecue or a gas grill? How about a smoker or a tandoor? Outdoor brick pizza ovens are becoming quite popular these days. Also, will you need a sink or meal prep area? How many guests do you envision entertaining? If you plan to entertain at night, what kind of lighting will you need? You’ll want to ask yourself all of these questions during your planning.

Fixed Appliances or Portable?

If you are renting or plan to sell your home in the near future, then choosing portable outdoor kitchen appliances for your outdoor living space makes sense. This type of summer kitchen design is more suitable for DIY projects, while permanent outdoor kitchens are more suited for professional design-build projects with licensed contractors. These kinds of outdoor kitchens add significant value to your home and are a great investment.

Consider the Climate

Here in Jacksonville, we have beautiful weather most of the year, but like all places in Florida, we are also subject to bouts of extreme weather including storms and rain, and hot days in summer. As such, consider whether your outdoor kitchen will or should be covered, either partially or completely.

Consider Space Constraints

Most homes in Jacksonville and NE Florida have backyard patios with enough room to build an outdoor kitchen. When planning your summer kitchen, you’ll want to take care to understand how the size and placement of your grill, counters and other features align with window and door openings, where gas and electrical outlets exist or may need to be added, and how all of these things might affect traffic patterns and sight lines from inside and outside your home.

If you have a large home and yard, be careful of placing your outdoor kitchen too far away from you home. If you have the budget, you may want to connect you indoor and outdoor spaces.

Set a Budget For Your Outdoor Kitchen

Set a budget for your outdoor living space and work to stay within it. Consider the costs of all materials, appliances and labor, as well as any professional assistance you may need with things like electrical, gas or plumbing. Your range of options for outdoor living in Florida are vast. It’s always easy to want more and for costs to keep accruing. Consider your budget and work backwards, choosing your features by priority. At Sandifer, we carefully and thoroughly plan our budgets upfront, and then stick to them!

Now that you’ve thought through all of the various design considerations for your outdoor kitchen, created your budget and made your decisions, you’re ready to begin building the outdoor living space of your dreams! If you decide you want professional assistance, we encourage you to give us a call and let us help you make those dreams come true!