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rocket32484
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Outdoor Covered Patio/Kitchen
We are wanting to build an outdoor covered patio/kitchen in our back yard. We are starting to get "ballpark" pricing on what this would cost. My question is this: do you think it is cheaper to come off an existing roof line and tie it in? Or is it cheaper to build a stand alone existing structure directly next to the house? We want to use a metal type roof for the structure. Also, I would appreciate any recommendations on who I should get a price from on the Northshore.

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Loup
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re: Outdoor Covered Patio/Kitchen
In on this. Closing on a house next month and there is a slab off the back that I want to cover. I'll be coming off the existing roof line.


Grillades
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To answer your question, in most cases it is cheaper to build a free-standing structure but each home is different so seek advice from licensed professionals. There are a ton of variables that can affect price considerably.

I added a patio as an extension from my roof last month. A 20'x 25' free-standing covered patio with a kitchen plus pavers would have cost us about $50,000. We opted to tie into our existing roof and expand the dimensions. Our recently-completed covered patio is approximately 25'x35' but we did not add the outdoor kitchen (to reduce cost). With pavers and the other goodies like electrical, fixtures, etc., the total was $57,000. Remember, that is without the kitchen. A mid-grade kitchen would have been another $12,000-$15,000. I plan to add that down the road when funds become available.

To be clear, you can down grade or upgrade from where we are. The route we went included a fair number of upgrades but we probably could have done it on the cheap for $45,000 or slightly less. There is no upper limit on cost, as you might expect. The upgrade options are capped only by one's imagination. If you have any more questions, fire away.

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Grillades
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@Loup

If you already have an existing slab and you don't need a lot of tunneling for electrical, water, and gas, you can probably get something nice for $30,000. You can scale up or down but $30k should get you something with some upgrades.


rocket32484
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$57,000


Damn, that seems like a lot without knowing what your "upgrades" consisted of, especially without a kitchen.


Grillades
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We thought the same thing but we checked with other companies and all were in the same ballpark. Our home needed a lot of foundation work but yours may not. Again, there are so many things to consider from an engineering perspective, your price could be drastically different. Good luck.


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Drunken Crawfish
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Glad this thread came up. I literally just got in from flagging off an area for a patio extension in the back yard.

Looking at pouring a 20x47 concrete extension (no pavers) and adding a 20x30 patio. Just the cover and electrical, no kitchen.

Anyone have any idea what concrete costs are?

Ideally we would like to stay in the $25,000 range but not sure if that’ll happen.
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C-Bear
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We added and outdoor kitchen and covered patio last year. Tied it into the roofline of our home. Our existing patio(11x16) became the outdoor kitchen. Sink, fridge, 44” Blaze grill, warming drawer, side burners, trash pullout, one double door 3 drawer storage unit, single door storage/access point, and granite countertops. The part added was 14x36, with an additional five feet uncovered. Fireplace, travertine tiles, vaulted ceiling in one area. Ceilings are stained tongue n groove. 14 recessed lights, flood lights, and extra outlets in the soffits. Stained cedar beams with 1/3 brick for the base. Cost was $62k all in.


Loup
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If you already have an existing slab and you don't need a lot of tunneling for electrical, water, and gas, you can probably get something nice for $30,000. You can scale up or down but $30k should get you something with some upgrades


This will be more basic than that lol. I guess it'd be more like an open lean to.


Godzilla
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C-Bear - very interested in your project. I’m looking at one that is similar. Did you hire a GC? Self perform? Love to see some pics.


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C-Bear
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We hired a GC. I’d be happy to send some pics, but I always have trouble posting them on here. I can have my husband do it, but it probably won’t be until the morning.


Godzilla
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Morning sounds great. Looking forward to see how it turned out.


C-Bear
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LINK

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Godzilla, I hope this works. I attempted it on my own.
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lnomm34
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Nope


Drunken Crawfish
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It works just click on the link.

Looks great!


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Darla Hood
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re: Outdoor Covered Patio/Kitchen
This should help. Looks awesome, btw!









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Godzilla
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Outdoor Covered Patio/Kitchen
Wow. Great back yard. Makes me want to get my project going. We are in the planning Phase but this helps. Great work. Cheers


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Geauxld Finger
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re: Outdoor Covered Patio/Kitchen
Darla that looks really nice. What was the price tag all finished?


C-Bear
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That’s actually my patio. Darla just helped posting the pics for me. Total cost, minus the patio furniture was $62k.
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Geauxld Finger
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re: Outdoor Covered Patio/Kitchen
not bad. what material for the wood? stained pine or is that cedar?


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