Viking Outdoor Kitchen

Designing, planning, and purchasing your own outdoor kitchen is a multi-step process, and one of the first stages along the way is determining your budget. Because of the wide variety of options available when planning a custom project like this, it can be tough to nail down the exact dollar figure for a custom outdoor grill island. There is a range of possibilities to suit most budgets, so to make your shopping experience easier, we've put together this helpful guide to the prices and considerations that go into buying an outdoor kitchen.

We'll be providing example kitchen breakdowns at four different price points to show you the range of possibilities. We carry products from the best grill brands, so you'll be getting a broad cross-section of the options available. To customize your outdoor kitchen budget, you can mix and match components or add or remove certain accessories during your own planning process. The outdoor kitchen suites listed here are just a starting point. It's also important to note that unless you're purchasing a prefabricated BBQ island, the structure itself and the countertops will need to be sourced from a local contractor, with pricing dependent on the size, style and materials of your desired island design.

Outdoor Kitchen Island Options:

Prefabricated BBQ Island

While the exact price point will vary depending on which specific island you choose, one of the most affordable ways to add a grill island to your home is to go with a prefabricated unit like the El Mundo Built-In Grill Island from Bull. This easy-to-assemble and install island features a Steer grill head, outdoor refrigerator and convenient access door, all integrated into a durable island unit with a countertop, giving you plenty of prep space.

If you like the idea of purchasing an all-in-one island but want more options, you may want to check out the full line of ready-to-assemble island kits from Coyote. They offer a variety of island sets including many of their top-quality grill heads, even their pellet grill, meaning there's an option for almost any use case. In addition, the island units themselves can be mixed and matched if you're looking for a larger, more full-featured setup, though of course, this will lead to a higher price tag.

Budget Grill Island Components

If you'd rather design your own outdoor kitchen island from scratch, we've got you covered as well. For those looking for an entry-level set of grill components to complete a grill island, we recommend the following:

This set of three items covers the basics for most outdoor kitchen needs. The Prestige 500 is one of the most popular grills in our inventory for good reason: it offers exceptional performance and quality at a reasonable price point. Just like the grill, the refrigerator and access door are primarily made from 304 stainless steel, making them exceptionally durable and ready to withstand years of outdoor use. While this set is at an "entry-level" price, you'll still be getting years of quality service out of it.

Mid-Range Grill Island Components

If you're looking to spend a bit more on your outdoor kitchen, it's worth taking a step up not only in features and quality but also in versatility. For this island inspiration set, we've added a side burner as well. These smart accessories provide greater flexibility in your outdoor kitchen, allowing you to take your grill skills to a new level. The added convenience of being able to whip up sides and sauces while you keep an eye on the grill can turn your grilling station into a fully-fledged outdoor kitchen. At this price point, we recommend:

In this range of products, you've got the same stainless steel construction for durability and quality, and you get some great added benefits: the versatility of the side burner mentioned above, a grill with radiant ceramic briquettes for more even heating and magnetic closures on the access doors for greater convenience.

High-End Grill Island Components

If you're looking to go all out in designing and building your grill island to make a true patio paradise, then you'll want to take a look at some of our highest-end components. One popular choice for those looking for a complete outdoor cooking experience is adding a sink and bar station, which you'll see reflected below. Being able to wash dishes, prep ingredients and mix cocktails without leaving the grill makes your backyard into the ultimate BBQ destination. In addition, as the island gets larger, you'll want more storage space. For a serious grill master with a big budget, we recommend:

With Hestan, you're getting the pinnacle of outdoor cooking. Their customizable color designs, high-powered burners, and luxe construction make them the talk of the neighborhood. If you install this outdoor kitchen suite in your backyard, it will absolutely become the best place to gather with friends and family to enjoy the outdoors.

Need Help Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen?

The product sets listed above are only a small selection of the options available for outdoor kitchens here at Kickass Grills. The full range of possibilities is simply too much to list out in full here. Fortunately, our team of expert product specialists are happy to provide assistance in planning out your custom grill island. They're available via phone, chat or email Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Get in touch today!

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