Richmond's Luxury Outdoor Kitchen Builder
Outdoor Dreams is a design/build firm specializing in outdoor living spaces and features for homeowners throughout Richmond and Central Virginia.
We take a holistic approach to every project and provide turn-key service to ensure that homeowners are left with a space or feature that is immediately ready to enjoy.
No dealing with multiple contractors - we handle everything.
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Outdoor Dreams' Outdoor Kitchen Projects
Outdoor Dreams provides turn-key service to ensure that you are left with an outdoor kitchen that is immediately ready to enjoy. With Outdoor Dreams, there is no dealing with multiple contractors or vendors. From the kitchen's structure to the countertop to the appliances and accessories to the utilities (gas, electrical, and water), Outdoor Dreams handles everything!
Single-island outdoor kitchens (aka Grill Islands) typically start around $20,000 and can reach $45,000+ with additional appliances and accessories. Pricing includes the masonry structure, granite countertop, appliances and accessories, and all required utilities (gas, water, and electrical).
Larger, multi-island outdoor kitchens typically range from $60,000 to $100,000. Along with additional appliances and accessories (and their corresponding increased utility costs), these multi-island structures often include bar-top seating, backsplashes, and arbors with pendant lamps.
Interested in financing? Outdoor Dreams has partnered with HFS Home Improvement Financing to help you achieve the backyard of your dreams.
Outdoor Dreams aims to complete grill islands and outdoor kitchens within 6-12 weeks of a signed contract. These projects typically only require 5-10 days of labor, but the overall timeframe often depends on utility permitting, appliance/accessory supply chains, and countertop lead times.
Looking for more budgeting and planning tips?
Be sure to check out our Outdoor Kitchen Planning Guide!
Here are a few examples that illustrate the wide range of outdoor kitchen possibilities.
Greg & the team at Outdoor Dreams truly made our dream a reality with the transformation of our red clay backyard into a beautiful walkway & patio, complete with an outdoor kitchen & fire pit. We are looking forward to many hours of entertaining & relaxation in this beautiful space! Thank you so much...you truly are a "Dream" team!
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Outdoor Kitchens are one of the most popular patio amenities. As often happens indoors, well-planned outdoor kitchens are the centerpiece and gathering point of outdoor living spaces.
As the popularity of outdoor kitchens grows, new innovations provide an increasing number of options for homeowners. In many ways, outdoor kitchens are even more versatile than indoor ones.
Appliances & Accessories
As the popularity of outdoor living & cooking increases, so does the potential of outdoor kitchens. These days, you can get almost any appliance or accessory imaginable for the outdoors. Along with the standard grills, smokers, refrigerators, and storage options, outdoor kitchen offerings now include beer taps, ice makers, pizza ovens, hibachi-style griddles, and more.
An outdoor kitchen can be constructed out of almost any building material. At Outdoor Dreams, we specialize in outdoor kitchens constructed of traditional masonry materials with granite countertops.
At Outdoor Dreams, our grill islands and outdoor kitchens are typically constructed using traditional masonry methods. Our preferred materials include a variety of natural stone veneers and brick. We prefer these materials for their long-term ability to withstand nature's harshest elements. This durability ensures a long-lasting outdoor kitchen that will add the most value to our clients' homes.
At Outdoor Dreams, we believe the best choice for outdoor kitchen counters is granite. These stones are durable and require little maintenance because they are treated to prevent staining. Other natural stone slabs (like bluestone, limestone, or sandstone) can be used, but they require the regular application of sealants to prevent stains from cooking and mother nature.
Custom-formed and poured concrete can also be used for outdoor kitchen counters, but it too requires regular sealants and has a high risk of cracking.
Bar Top Seating
Bar-top seating is a popular addition to outdoor kitchens because it adds value and enjoyment to the structure. Bar-top seating is a fun change of pace for casual dining and/or cocktails. It also provides seating for family members and guests to keep the grill master company while cooking.
When planning your bar top, be sure to design the structure using the correct measurements to ensure comfortable use. Be sure to check out our Outdoor Kitchen Planning Guide for more information and tips!
Cover & Shade
If the location of your outdoor kitchen is exposed to heavy sun or if you would like to be able to grill on a rainy day, consider covering your outdoor kitchen with an arbor, pergola, or pavilion structure. Along with providing shade and protection from the elements, a cover structure also provides the framework needed to mount fans, lights, speakers, and outdoor televisions.
When budgeting, add $3,000 - $6,500+ for an arbor, $8,500 - $20,000+ for a pergola, and $25,000 - $40,000+ for a pavilion. All pricing assumes custom structures and varies depending on size, design, & materials.