Design Center

The Design and Ordering Process

Kalamazoo outdoor kitchen design consultants assist with each project, from equipment selection, to kitchen layout, to the engineered drawings that help installations run smoothly.

Partner with the Experts

Kalamazoo pioneered the outdoor kitchen with all its unique engineering and equipment needs. Our experts have seen it all and are here to help with everything from the most basic outdoor kitchen island applications to the most challenging problems and large-scale installations. As an added resource, we might be able to recommend an outdoor kitchen design professional in your area.

Select the Equipment and Define the Rough Plan

How do you cook and entertain, and what do you want to accomplish with your outdoor kitchen? Selecting the right equipment and designing the right functional zones for the outdoor kitchen are an important first step. Kalamazoo works with homeowners and their chosen professionals to define the outdoor dream kitchen that works within the constraints of the project and site plan.

Review Detailed Estimates

A Kalamazoo consultant will create a formal quote including the grills, cabinetry, refrigeration and other equipment reflected in the rough plan.

Receive CAD Drawings

For a small fee, our engineers will create CAD drawings of  your Kalamazoo custom outdoor kitchen. This fee is credited 100% toward the outdoor kitchen order. Detailed drawings help homeowners visualize the outdoor kitchen, and they help designers finalize every aspect of the design and equipment selection. Revisions are incorporated without hassle. Drawings include detailed dimensions and tolerances as well as gas, plumbing and electrical supply locations. The final drawings are a boon to installers. Kalamazoo can also create dimensioned counter drawings.

Finalize the Order

Once the kitchen is finalized, Kalamazoo can usually build and ship all custom outdoor kitchen equipment within 4 to 6 weeks.

Simple Installation

All of the custom outdoor kitchen equipment arrives fully assembled. We include the installation instructions, CAD drawings and hardware needed to efficiently build the kitchen. Simply align all of the units according to the plan, level with the adjustable legs and then clip and bolt each unit to its neighbor. Add the optional overhang brackets, and you are ready to install the countertops.


We’re just a phone call away to answer any questions during installation and the lifetime of outdoor cooking and entertaining enjoyment to follow.

Innovation is at the heart of every Kalamazoo product. Each part of the collection – from grills and pizza ovens to refrigeration and cabinetry – represents a significant departure from the established norm. Our passion for outdoor cooking and our fiercely independent design philosophy drive us to establish new industry benchmarks. Consequently, our list of exclusives and innovations speaks for itself.

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