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You might be asking yourself, why do I need an outdoor kitchen if I already have a grill? If you want to make your outdoor space one that is frequently used and thoroughly enjoyed by all, then customizing it to be as comfortable as the inside of your home is just the answer. When you pair with M.E. Contracting to create your outdoor kitchen, all you have to do is dream up the idea, and we will run with it to create your ideal outdoor space. If you are still searching for reasons to build an outdoor kitchen, here are a few.
When you get yourself out of the kitchen inside and on the patio outside where everyone else is enjoying laughs and snacks and cocktails, the fun begins before the food even hits the table. It is an opportunity to spend more time with your friends and family and even make the cooking process a group project.
Forget about shuttling back and forth between your kitchen and the patio while your guests are all outside. With an outdoor kitchen, you can have your grill, sink, and even a refrigerator all at your fingertips without having to leave your guests. And as the night carries on and everyone gets hungry again, you can easily throw some more burgers or finger foods on the grill to satisfy everyone’s late night hunger. Your outdoor kitchen will be the ideal gathering spot!
An outdoor kitchen is a smart investment for any homeowner. You immediately add value to your outdoor space when you have M.E. Contracting build your kitchen with quality materials and professional precision. Our stainless steel options will allow you to have an outdoor kitchen that can stand the test of time and weather as well, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it before putting your house on the market.
When you add an outdoor kitchen, you are bringing an indoor element outside, extending the amount of living space your home has to offer. It can become a common gathering area for your family and friends. And the best part is it’s outside! How often do we stare outside from our office windows, longing for fresh air and relaxation? An outdoor kitchen is an ideal way to get outside while spending time with people you care about in a beautiful atmosphere.
An outdoor kitchen can become your family and friend’s favorite place to gather and spend time. It’s where birthdays and holidays will be celebrated and countless memories will be made. M.E. Contracting can help you draft up the ideal design for your outdoor kitchen that stays in your budget while still meeting your wants and needs and then bring that idea to life. Why wait any longer to install a new part of your home that is functional, practical, and can be enjoyed by so many?
M.E. Contracting’s success is in large part a result of us insisting on excellent communication and transparency with the client.
When we work on any Outdoor Kitchen design and construction project we employ a simple yet effective step-by-step process to ensure the client & M.E. Contracting team are on the same page.
Our process can be broken down into the following steps:
Each and every prospective client will first have a “discovery” conversation with the project manager to discuss the general aspects of the project.
Once we understand the project’s general outline we will schedule an on-premise consultation.
At the time of consultation the project manager will meet with the home owners, learn about the client’s “ideal project”, their “must-have”, their ideas, needs and the budget they have.
We will take notes, pictures and measurements. We will exchange ideas then use the information collected to create an estimate to match the family’s lifestyle, needs and budget.
M.E. Contracting’s project manager will use the notes, measurements and pictures he took at the initial consultation to create a perliminary design.
The design will take into consideration all aspects: structures, grading, existing trees, client’s needs, budget etc.
Once the initial design is complete, the client will be presented with the layout where they are encouraged to provide feedback so a final revision can be prepared for quoting.
Once the initial “rough” design has been agreed upon we will again meet with the client to discuss the various elements that go into the project such as materials, colour options etc.
We will develop the estimate accordingly and schedule a meeting to present and discuss the estimate with the client.
Once the final estimate is approved we will start working on the permit.
Each city or municipality has its own requirements, bylaws etc. therefore time to receive the permit can vary greatly.
Once ready to go, M.E. Contracting will schedule the construction of the project, prepare the crews, machinery, materials etc.
We will have a foreman, a project manager and the landscaping designer all working together to stay true to the design, timeline and budget
M.E. Contracting is Toronto’s award-winning deck builder and leader in quality outdoor solutions. We specialize in stylish and economical designs and installations that will fit any need or budget. If your outdoor living space is limited in terms of size, we help you maximize it with something as simple as a small built-in grill and portable sink. If you regularly entertain and need something with more “oomph,” we might suggest a multi-level brick or wood patio featuring a built-in oven or cooktop, counter height refrigerator and freezer, and solid surface countertops for food preparation and casual dining. If your budget allows, we can even suggest furnishing and other accessories make your outdoor kitchen your favored destination for years to come.
More and more homeowners are embracing their existing outdoor living areas and have come to realize they are an untapped treasure that can add utility, charm, and value to any home. One of the most popular trends right now is the outdoor kitchen.
The outdoor space at your home is an amazing place to take advantage of when the weather is right. Envision yourself surrounded by friends and family, enjoying the weather and the sunset, and grilling a delicious dinner in your beautiful outdoor kitchen. What could be better? At M.E. Contracting, we can help make that dream become a reality with our custom outdoor kitchens. You can choose to keep it as simple as you’d like or build the intricate outdoor cooking area of your dreams. The possibilities are endless, and M.E. Contracting, a leading Toronto landscaping company, can make it happen for you.
Got questions about outdoor kitchen design & construction? we invite you to call and speak to a staff member. Meanwhile, we’ve put together a few answers to some of our commonly asked questions about Outdoor kitchen design and construction below.
Almost all landscaping projects add value to the resell value of your home and outdoor kitchens are no exception.
Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home has several benefits to your homes’ value. It creates more functional and practical space and utilizes more of your homes’ land, which makes your home feel bigger. It creates a focal point in your yard and draws a natural incentive to spend more time in your outdoor space.
In the event that you resell your home, opt for a spring or summer sale-time, as it will highlight this unique and sought-after feature.
There are many types of outdoor kitchens that will not require permits! Although, this may change depending on the kind of job as well as the current municipality bylaws.
In most cases, building an outdoor kitchen will be an easy construction process that won’t require you to involve the permits of your city. However, if your outdoor kitchen is dependant on a large deck, or has special features, such as a wood-burning stove, a permit will be required.
If a permit is required, M.E. Contracting will be there with you each step of the way making sure the application process is done properly and in a timely manner.
There are many countertop options for your outdoor kitchen and making a decision should take into consideration the location of the outdoor kitchen, the size, required maintenance and budget.
M.E. Contracting’s staff will be able to help you make the proper decision but here are some options:
Concrete countertops are a highly durable, modern and long-lasting option, which has seen an increase in popularity. This highly customizable material has almost infinite possibilities for colour, shape and size, but does require regular resealing.
Granite countertops are a popular choice, known for its durability and beauty. When selecting granite options, you may want to consider a lighter colour, as darker colours can absorb a good deal of heat when exposed.
Economical and elegant options like natural limestone, sandstone and marble can provide your outdoor kitchen with a natural look, but certain porous options may absorb oils.