Outdoor Kitchen Storage Cabinets
Outdoor cabinets are great units for cooking utensils, napkins and other necessary cook and kitchenware. Best of all, these cabinets can be integrated directly into your outdoor patio and large fire grill appliances.
Information on outdoor kitchen storage cabinets
Types of outdoor kitchen storage
Polymer cabinets are synthetic and most closely identifiable to plastic. They are easy to clean, and corrosion resistant, as is the attaching hardware. The material is also water and stain resistant. However, the material has a limited range of color options and is not very eco-friendly.
Stainless steel cabinets have the classy look of metal without the corrosive tendencies. They will remain uniform with any of your stainless outdoor appliances. However, the material is susceptible to fingerprints and can get extremely hot when exposed to direct sunlight.
Wood cabinets have the benefit of a classy and warm look, as well as visual detail not available in other cabinetry materials. The drawback is that wood can fade, depending on the type and finish, and it will eventually break down over time, depending on how it’s treated. The best outdoor wood types are ipe, cypress and teak.
Masonry cabinets are outdoor storage units made of either cement blocks or a metal frame that’s covered in decorative stone, brick or stucco veneer. While harder to install and often more expensive than other outdoor cabinets, they are extremely resistant to weathering and provide a really “built-in,” customized appearance to your kitchen.
How much does it cost?
Outdoor kitchen cabinets vary in cost, depending on size, material and manufacturer. Polymer-based cabinets with full-height doors will range between $500 and $1,000. If the cabinets rest under and around a grill unit, then the cost raises to anywhere from $1,200 to $2,400. The more doors and/or drawers that are included in the cabinetry, the higher the cost will be. Stainless steel cabinets will cost at least $1,000. Anything more than a full-door base cabinet will increase the cost anywhere up to $2,500-plus dollars. Masonry cabinets and islands vary extensively in price depending on material and overall size. Some deals will offer packages containing the necessary framework and some appliances for masonry cabinetry, but prices for those packages are impossible to determine without speaking to the retailers directly.