1. Make sure that your area is measured correctly so that joinery fits your space.
2. Determine the type of BBQ you will fit in, including measurements of side burners and hoods if included.
3. If you are having a bar fridge, nominate size required.
4. If you are including a wet area for a sink, select the sink and tap.
5. Research the material to be used in the cabinets, make sure it is waterproof, for example,marine-grade plywood or stainless steel.
6. If the unit is not undercover, err on the side of caution and have a fully stainless steel unit.
7. Will you be using gas bottles or natural gas for your BBQ? Allow for the right services to be provided into your unit.
8. Allow for a waterproof power point in the area to plug in extra appliances or lighting.
9. Consider how the area will be illuminated at night.
10. It’s advisable to have kickboards tiled or made from stainless steel to prevent water damage to your unit.
11. A stone top or stainless steel top and side panels are advisable.
The images below show two different types of units, one with stainless steel cabinetry, the other with marine grade plywood. Both units have stone tops.