Achieve instant backyard envy with a prefab outdoor kitchen.  Your friends and neighbors become instantly jealous as you cook and entertain!

If you’ve been thinking about installing an outdoor kitchen in yoprefab-outdoor-kitchenur outdoor space you know how costly it can get.  On a tight budget??  Consider a prefab outdoor kitchen.  We’ve curated a list of kitchen islands around $4500 so you don’t have to mortgage the house to have a killer outdoor kitchen!

Quick Overview

When I installed my outdoor kitchen a few years back prefab outdoor kitchens were few and far between.  I ended up hiring a contractor to custom build my island which has a grill, stove top burners, sink, storage, and fire table.

Today you are able to find prefabricated units from a number of manufacturers.  Some are customizable meaning you can add various appliances and select the fit and finish of the island body and countertop.

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A few things to keep in mind as you research

Grills

How much surface area will you need?  Surface area is generally tied into the number of burners in the grill.  If you entertain a lot you’ll want to make sure you have enough surface area to cook enough at one time for all of your guests.

Island components

Make a wish list of the appliances and storage elements you will want in your island. Refrigerator, warming drawer, sink, side burners, storage.

Body finish

Make sure the finish is going to stand up to the elements.  Stone veneer’s, stucco, brick, and tile all work well outdoors.

Countertop

The counters generally take the most abuse from the weather so pick a finish that is going to hold up.  Granite, stone, and tile make good countertop material.


Prefab Kitchen Islands

Cal Flame LBK-710

Price: Best price $4,123 on Amazon

Features:prefab-outdoor-kitchen
4 Burner Stainless Steel liquid propane grill
800 square inch cooking area
1 side burner
Refridgerator
Stainless Steel Storage Doors
Stucco Body
Tile Counter
1 electrical outlet
Dimensions: 83.5″ x 38″ x 36.75″

What’s good?
The included outdoor certified electrical unit makes connecting electric easy. Note you will need an electrician to install the electrical line for new installations. The footprint is totally manageable in a small space at 83.5″ x 38″ x 36.75″. The stucco and tile color scheme blend well into a number of outdoor decor scenarios.

What’s not so good?
Although nice to have the single side burner is a bit bulky and its cover is not flush with the counter so it protrudes quite a bit which cuts down on the amount of actual counter space.

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SWISS GRILL Zurich 6-Burner Stainless Steel Grill with Infrared Rear Burner and Rotisserie Kit

Price: Best price $4773 at Amazon

Features:
6 Burner Stainless Steel liquid propane/Natural Gas
1 Infrared Side Searing Burneroutdoor-kitchen-island
1032 Square Inch Cooking Area
Modular Stainless Steel Storage Doors & Sink
Two Stainless Steel Storage Drawers
Stainless Steel Counter
304 Stainless Steel Body
Dimensions: 201.9 x 32.7 x 22.8 inches

What’s Good?
All heavy duty 304 stainless steel holds up to the weather and cleans up easily.  The modular storage drawer unit and sink unit let you create an L shape or U shape bbq island.  The additional searing station adds cooking surface area.

What’s not so good?
If you are looking for a multi-component outdoor kitchen this isn’t for you.  While it does have a sink unit it lacks a refrigerator which are included in most of the islands in this price range.  It’s also a bit longer so if space is at a premium make sure this island doesn’t end up taking over your patio.

 

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Cal Flame LBK401

Price: Best price $2,950 on Amazon

Features:prefab-outdoor-kitchen
4 Burner Stainless Steel liquid propane grill
800 Square Inch Cooking Area
Stainless Steel Storage Door
Tile Counter
1 Electrical Outlet
Dimensions: 70.5″ x 40″ x 66″

What’s Good?
This LBK401 offers a very compact footprint making it perfect for small outdoor spaces while still maintaining an entertaining area for guests. The raised counter height bar area adds counter space and provides room for bar stools. Even in this relatively spartan design the cooking surface maintains 800 inches with four 15,000 BTU burners.

What’s not so good?
This island is more of an entertaining space than a kitchen as storage and grill are the only kitchen elements in the island. But, at least the price reflects that.

Read what Patio and Hearth Product Report says about the LBK series:

“To accommodate an area with limited space, the Luxury Barbecue Kitchen (LBK) Series is ideal. The LBK Series is a stylish line that comes in a variety of sizes and colors and is a great value. LBK Islands are equipped with the top selling P4-4 Burner Grill made of a sturdy metal frame and constructed from commercial-grade 16-gauge galvanized steel dressed in Hardibacker ceramic tile backer board for added durability and moisture resistance. The LBK Series is the perfect solution for the consumer shopping for a well-equipped island with a conservative price tag.”

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Lion Advanced Q 7 Piece BBQ Island

Price: Best price $3,895 on ShoppersChoice

Features:prefab-outdoor-kitchen
32″ Lion Liquid Propane Grill
830 square inch cooking surface
Refridgerator
Stainless Steel Storage Doors
Brick Rock Body
Tile Counter
1 Electrical Outlet
Dimensions: 83.5″ x 38″ x 36.75″

What’s Good?
THE GRILL! I really like the quality of Lion grill’s.  This 32″ unit offers four 15,000 BTU burners plus an infrared rotisserie back burner making it ideal for entertaining. The cast iron grates are heavy duty for superior heat retention.  I also like all of the counter space you get with this unit.

What’s not so good?
The upgrades and add-on’s.  There are some “nice to have” add-ons that are available with this kitchen, but they raise the purchase price.  Upgrades include ceramic flame tamers, rotisserie, griddle.

As you can see there are prefab outdoor kitchens that don’t have to break the bank.  You can achieve that wow factor and be the envy of the neighborhood at a fraction of what custom outdoor kitchens cost.

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