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Outdoor Kitchen: Kit vs. Custom

Outdoor Kitchen: Kit vs. Custom

For those looking to spruce up and improve an outdoor living space, a kitchen is an excellent option—and when it comes to outdoor kitchen installation in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor and surrounding areas. Alive Outside Landscaping is the company to call.

Whether you need a prefabricated kit for quick installation or a custom design, we can help make your outdoor area feel like a luxury. If you’re unsure which option will best suit your needs, we're happy to help. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding between a custom outdoor kitchen and a kit.

Custom outdoor kitchens allow flexibility and gives you control over every feature of your new kitchen.

Outdoor kitchen and fireplace built at a home in Fort Collins, CO.

A custom outdoor kitchen is often the first choice for many people who seek to revitalize their outdoor living area. However, custom kitchens might not be practical for every situation. Depending on your needs, a custom kitchen can be slightly excessive.


Personalized - A custom outdoor kitchen fits your outdoor space in a natural way that blends in with the existing landscape. Customization also opens the door for you to have much more control over the materials used in the construction and the overall appearance of the design.

Feature-rich - When you begin a custom outdoor kitchen project, you can dress it to the nines in its features. If you want to include a bar, you can. Pizza lovers might want a brick oven. You can set the mood with specific lighting, too.


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Tips on Preparing Your Outdoor Living Space for Winter Weather

Tips on Preparing Your Outdoor Living Space for Winter Weather

You’ve invested a lot of time and money into your outdoor living space, therefore it’s important to make sure these areas stay in good shape all year long, especially through the harsh, unforgiving cold months. Winter is one of the hardest times on your outdoor living spaces as the excess moisture and freezing temperatures can cause many issues.

From cleaning your patio and deck to shutting off water to outdoor utilities, here are some tips on how to prepare your outdoor living space for winter weather in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, and the nearby areas.

Remove or Cover Outdoor Furniture & Grills

Winter weather can be very tough on your outdoor furniture and grills. To protect these items from the cold, make sure to cover them with heavy-duty vinyl covers to keep them safe and dry all winter. Look for covers that are water-resistant to prevent water damage to fabric and wood. If you don’t plan on using your furniture or other large items throughout the winter, then pack them up and store them away in a safe, dry place. Completely clear away all tables, chairs, and grills and store them in your garage, shed, or other safe area. You can also opt to buy winter furniture that is weather-resistant and can withstand the cold weather.

Clean Grills & Outdoor Appliances

Cleaned grill in an outdoor kitchen for a home in Loveland, CO.

When the cold weather starts to blow in, many people do not think about cleaning their grill, stovetops, and other outdoor appliances. This is...

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Average Price of an Outdoor Kitchen

Average Price of an Outdoor Kitchen

Adding livable space to the exterior areas of your property is a sound investment that allows your family to kick back in the fresh air and soak up some sunshine. One great way to do this is with a brand new outdoor kitchen!

The average price of the outdoor kitchen installations we have performed for customers in the Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, CO area is between $10,000 and $30,000, and includes everything you need to maximize your outdoor living space.

Our contractors will consult with you during the planning phase to make your ideal kitchen a reality. Cost will vary depending upon the options you choose, which often include fire pits, fireplaces, and new patio installs.

We build lasting spaces with the most attractive materials:

  • Stainless steel for sinks and grills
  • Stone or pavers for patios and seating walls
  • Granite (including high-end), limestone, and travertine for counters and bars

Our designs are custom to your needs, and can be created using a variety of colors and textures. They are crafted to create a seamless transition from the inside of your home to the outside. The newly created space will truly be an extension of your home.

The price for outdoor kitchens includes complete design and construction, along with the needed appliances, grills, and sinks. We run power, water, and gas to the appliances as required.

Average Return on Investment & Increased Property Value With Outdoor Kitchens

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