How to Build a Grilling Island
Create an outdoor kitchen by nestling a gas grill into a custom-built, granite-topped island.
In preparation for the renovation, clear the space of old furniture and a worn-out grill. Check to see if the existing utility connections are already in place. Before connecting or turning on utility lines, always check with your local utility or codes office to see whether professional service installation is required.
Rip out the existing walls if necessary to make space for the new kitchen island. Removing it opens up the space and eliminates a potential safety hazard; never place combustible materials such as wood near a source of heat.
The new kitchen island is modular and can be designed online to custom-fit any space. The components attach together, using a patented system of brackets and screws, on the inside of the cabinets. Made of steel-stud construction, with permabased exterior cladding, the outside surface offers several finishing options. Food-prep areas can be tiled on top for a smooth, flat work surface, whereas the sides can be finished with stucco or natural stone.
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