Kitchen islands, in this case, refers to the pre-fabricated islands and kits for sale by many different manufacturers. These kitchen islands are high if you want a nice, elegant looking outside kitchen, but you don’t want to deal with the hassle of building your own out of your materials. They’re also excellent options because there are so many different configurations for you to choose. You can pretty much customize it however you want with all the options available. They can range from a simple island to over-the-top U-shaped islands with granite tiles and even seating.
All pre-made outdoor kitchen islands will have a sizeable pre-built spot for a built-in grill. But what if you don’t want to use a built-in grill? Well, you can choose a portable, flexible grill instead if you want to. That’s the beauty of these pre-made kits. They’re almost as flexible as custom building one from scratch.
Many of them come with plenty of counter space for preparations, server, and other things such as appliances and cabinets. Shoot, some even come with the configuration option to install a dishwasher. Others will also allow you the choice to add in built-in lighting, and seats and the list kind of goes on and on.
There are so many different makers and options available that I’m not going to list them. Instead, I’ll help point you in the general direction. If you have an idea of what you like already, then you can start looking at some of the more prominent names which makes these. You don’t have to settle for a better-known brand, but sometimes you do get what you pay for. If the price is lower, it’s likely not to be as sturdy. You don’t have to settle for something that is way too expensive and entirely outside of your budget either. Find something in the middle, but is also within your budget.
Once you’ve selected a few brands you like, then you can go through their catalog. That’s easy these days because you can look through their entire line of products on their website. If they don’t sell directly to consumers, you can take a look at some of the more prominent online e-commerce sellers like Amazon and other more well known online stores that cater specifically for pre-fabricated outdoor kitchens. Make a list of what you want and their prices. This will help you go back quickly and determine what will work for you.
Are there any other advantages to pre-made islands? Yes, and that is how easy they are to install. Not only are they easy to install, but they are also very fast to put together. What would usually take days and even weeks to complete custom built an outdoor kitchen, it will only take up to a day or two for a pre-made outdoor kitchen.
Is there anything else? Yes, stainless steel. If stainless steel is your thing instead of stones, then pre-fabricated is the choice for you. They aren’t cheap, but they are sure pleasant to look at.
If pre-fabricated sounds like they’re the right option for you, I’d advise making a quick comparison of the prices vs. a custom-built on. Another thing to consider is the time to build one. If you have the time, and you feel comfortable with tools and building things, then a custom-built kitchen might be the be the better choice. You will probably get more for your money. But if you would prefer not to have to spend so much time building a custom, then a pre-made choice is the choice for you.