Dominion Hardscapes is a Virginia Class A Licensed Contractor
One of the most popular items in today’s homeowner improvement playbook is designing and installing outdoor kitchens. Fairfax, VA has seen tremendous growth in outdoor kitchen projects. While some home improvement contractors provide specialized services focused exclusively on outdoor kitchens, some Fairfax, VA contractors already have decades of expertise in handling the wide array of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, landscaping, engineering and other trades needed to properly plan and build outdoor kitchens.
With outdoor kitchens in Fairfax, VA your investment will more than pay for itself at resale. According to CNN Money, the average outdoor kitchen can sometimes double or triple in value when the time comes to sell your home. Not to mention you get to relax and enjoy the ultimate in outdoor living until that time. Outdoor kitchens, depending on their location, design, and configuration, can be one of the best investments you can make to improve the life and health of your family.
Most outdoor kitchens in Fairfax, VA require permits and are subject to local and state building codes and zoning regulations. You will need to contact the Zoning Permit Review Branch of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-222-1082 to discuss location restrictions on your specific property, but general information about when permits are required can be found at: at this fairfax county website. However, when you hire a qualified contractor to design, plan and install your new outdoor kitchen, they will have a broad working knowledge of these requirements and will manage the entire permitting-to-occupancy process.
One of the most important components of installing outdoor kitchens in Fairfax, VA is selecting and preparing your site. Experts recommend you choose a quiet, private site that poses no fire risk to houses or other structures. Factor in wind direction, shade sources, overhead power lines, trees, and underground cables or conduits. Also consider the stability and grade of your soil, as well as additional drainage and erosion control measures such as retaining walls or permeable surfaces to increase the absorption capability of your overall property..
The professionals at Dominion Hardscapes are uniquely prepared to build outdoor kitchens for Fairfax, VA homeowners. Combining landscape artistry, hardscape engineering, and outdoor construction specialities to deliver unique outdoor kitchens personalized for every client we serve, Dominion Hardscapes has proudly provided high-quality landscape and outdoor kitchen installations since 1984. Call us to get started on your new outdoor kitchen in Fairfax VA today!