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Outdoor Kitchens

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by earthly, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
    Messages: 305

    In my opinion, I think they look pretty tacky. We put up the kitchen one, quite a few missing pieces.
  2. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    so That is what you have for dislikes. (Tacky)
    What pieces were missing. Just the some veneer rocks. The kit is very strait and fast. Did you do a belgard kitchen yet That is the cat meow but lots of prep and heavy heavy heavy.
  3. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
    Messages: 305

    Tacky, yes. Myself and our clients both would much rather have a custom built kitchen rather than this 'cookie cutter' kit. The one we put in had quite a few missing blocks / veneer rocks. There is obviously a price point for these, yes. But not for the clients we work with.
  4. Paver Gangster

    Paver Gangster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    They aren't prebuilt, they are kits.

    Why would you build one yourself instead of using something prebuilt, anyway, Id love to have a prebuilt unit.
  5. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Maybe to differentiate yourself from the competition?
  6. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
    Messages: 305

    It's good to see someone understands the concept. Chances are, if you are installing an outdoor kitchen, there is going to be a patio, set of steps, maybe a walkway to the front, and a softscape install, at least that's typical for us. If they are spending that much money, why would you build something sub-par compared to building a unit out of CMU, veneering with stone, etc. The grill they include with some of the kits are pretty cheap too. That's just my opinion. We are all in different areas and markets and you should sell what you think best fits your company.
  7. joes169

    joes169 LawnSite Member
    from WI
    Messages: 236

    Because that's skill-set so many landscapers don't possess.......
  8. jamo1911

    jamo1911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Check out my article on outdoor kitchens here.
  9. jamo1911

    jamo1911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    oops posted twice. please delete

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