What is the Cheapest Way to Build an Outdoor Kitchen?

Are you dreaming of a stunning outdoor kitchen that becomes the envy of all your neighbors, but you're concerned about the costs? Fear not, because we've got you covered! In this blog post, we'll explore the most budget-friendly ways to build your dream outdoor kitchen without compromising on style and functionality.

1. Light Customizable Premade Outdoor Kitchen

When it comes to outdoor kitchens, many assume that custom-built is the only way to go. However, there's a more affordable option that still allows you to have some personalization - light customizable premade outdoor kitchens. One excellent choice is the Cal Flame 8 ft. BBQ Island available on our website.

With a light customizable premade outdoor kitchen, you can select your base materials, counter options, and other features, tailoring the kitchen to your preferences without the hefty price tag of a fully custom design. This option strikes a perfect balance between cost-effectiveness and personalization, ensuring you get a fantastic outdoor cooking space without breaking the bank.

2. Full On Premade Outdoor Kitchen

If you're looking for an even more straightforward and hassle-free solution, consider a full premade outdoor kitchen. One excellent example is the L-Shaped Reclaimed Wood Island, which comes ready to install without the need for any customization. Just place your order, and you'll be all set with a fully functional outdoor kitchen in no time.

With a full premade outdoor kitchen, you eliminate the need to make any design decisions, and there's no waiting for construction or customization. It's a quick and efficient way to get your outdoor kitchen up and running, giving you more time to enjoy cooking and entertaining in your backyard oasis.

3. Bare Bones Island with Cutouts

Already have a grill, pizza oven, or other outdoor kitchen components? No problem! You don't need to purchase a complete outdoor kitchen set if you only need a specific part. At All Outdoor Kitchens, we offer bare bones islands for any Cal Flame kitchen we carry. These bare bones islands allow you to have only the essential frame, and we can do cutouts for your existing appliances from the factory.

By opting for a bare bones island, you'll save money by not paying for unnecessary components and only invest in the essentials. It's a smart and cost-effective way to expand your outdoor kitchen or replace certain parts without splurging on a full setup.

4. DIY Cinder Block Outdoor Kitchen

For the ultimate budget-friendly outdoor kitchen, consider a do-it-yourself approach using cinder blocks. Cinder blocks are inexpensive, sturdy, and readily available at most hardware stores. With a little creativity and some essential building skills, you can construct a simple yet functional outdoor kitchen island. Finish it off with a DIY countertop made from concrete, reclaimed wood, or tile for added style.

5. Portable Outdoor Kitchen Carts

If you're on a tight budget or have limited outdoor space, consider a portable outdoor kitchen cart. These versatile carts usually come with storage shelves, hooks for utensils, and a foldable side table. While they might not offer the same level of customization as larger outdoor kitchens, they provide a convenient and cost-effective solution for occasional grilling and cooking outdoors.


With the tips and options shared in this blog post, you can now confidently create your dream outdoor kitchen without breaking the bank. Whether you choose a light customizable premade kitchen, a hassle-free full premade option, a smart bare bones island with cutouts, a DIY cinder block project, or a portable outdoor kitchen cart, there's a budget-friendly solution for everyone.

At All Outdoor Kitchens, we're dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and budget. So don't wait any longer! Start building your affordable outdoor kitchen and turn your backyard into a culinary oasis that will impress your neighbors and elevate your outdoor living experience.

Happy cooking and enjoy the memorable moments you'll create in your stylish and functional outdoor kitchen!