Thinking Long-term About Outdoor Appliances
More and more often, people are choosing to add kitchen space to their outside living areas. Homeowners are investing thousands of dollars in order to provide comfortable yet functional places for cooking and dining where they can spend quality time with family or entertain year around. Deciding which outdoor appliances to invest in for most buyers comes down to which ones last the longest.
Cooking and Grilling
Gone are the days when you could prop a portable grill on the back porch and call it a barbecue. In addition to built-in charcoal, gas and pellet grills, there are also side burner options. Side burners range in price from $600 for a single to near $1200 for a double burner. Quality made burners are built to last the life of the grill and are well worth the price for those who enjoy boiling or deep frying as part of the cooking.
Heating things up
If the goal is to create a space that can be utilized no matter the season, there is a wide selection of patio heaters available. Patio heaters start in price at just over $200 for small models to over $1000 for larger ones. Gas heaters will hook up to natural gas or a propane tank. Electric heaters will require an electric outlet. Outside heaters should raise the outdoor temperature by 10 degrees within an 80 to 300 square feet area. They are typically expected to last between 5 and 10 years.
Cooling things down
Full kitchen packages will include refrigerators and separate ice makers. Outside model refrigerators are built to withstand the changing temperature and weather conditions. They will range in price from just under $1000 for a 3 to 5 cubic feet model to several thousand dollars for full sized ones. Refrigerators last near 10 years and require an electric outlet.
Ice makers will also require a 110 outlet. High quality ice makers capable of producing 25 pounds of ice per day will cost between $1100 and $2000. They require professional installation since they must be tied into a water line. Ice makers generally have a lasting time of 3 to 10 years.
As Tulsa’s Outdoor Living Specialists, you can trust our talented builders and landscapers to help design and build the space you’ve been planning. Contact us about adding lasting outdoor appliances to your deck or patio.