This book brings attractive and functional outdoor kitchens within the reach of budget-conscious homeowners, with lots of design ideas, plenty of dream kitchens for inspiration, and more than 300 clear how-to photographs. Highly accessible DIY instructions carefully guide the reader through all aspects of constructioneven cutting and installing a granite countertop. It shows you how to build lightweight "masonry" counters using steel studs and concrete backboard and offers alternatives to high-end appliances to save money. Also included are accessories and amenities to affordably customize an outdoor kitchen: fire pits, a variety of adobe/clay ovens, pergolas, awnings, TV and stereo equipment, mosquito abatement, misters and heaters, fireplaces, pizza ovens, and standup "churrasco" grills.
About the Author
Steve Cory is a builder, remodeler, and highly acclaimed DIY author. He has written and edited dozens of home improvement books for major publishers, including Affordable Kitchen Upgrades, Affordable Bathroom Upgrades, Deck Designs, 3rd Edition, and Ultimate Guide: Porches.
Table of Contents
Planning an Outdoor Kitchen (themed gallery)
Products and Materials
Getting the Most on a Tight Budget
Outdoor Kitchen Projects (Design and How-to for about 20 projects), including counters at various price levels, fire pits (2), clay oven/horno/tandoori oven/earth oven, standup “churrasco” grills, pizza oven, mosquito abatement, misters/heaters, awnings, pergolas, TVs and stereo equipment