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create a great barbecue and outdoor eating area that will raise the value of your house!
**updated with new pictures on the last step**

Step 1: Cautions

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this project assumes that you have some basic knowledge of laying bricks and basic carpentry skills. this is not a small weekend project, and will eat your weekends for several months. this is the cheapest way to get a built in barbecue, by building it yourself, but is still a significant investment. that said, it will add more than its cost to the value of your house. i know this because our house was recently appraised and the barbecue was added in and had a significant value. many parts of the project are left up to the builder since it can be modified in endless ways, but if you want to know exact measurements i will post them. feel free to deviate from this plan, it is not the only way to build a barbecue (or the best probably) but i think the end product turned out great. this instructable is still in progress, so more may be added as time goes on. different materials may be used. if i have left anything out please let me know. please dont earn yourself a darwin award while attempting this.
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howdydodi4 years ago

My finished bbq area... I wanted to add the pargola but cause mines close to the fence i thought it would look stupid.... anyway im happy with the result and thankyou so much for your industructable....
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reneis5 years ago
This my barbecue
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thats nice...   bet the meat tastes better.... lol

good job...
hivoltage (author)  reneis5 years ago
 Wow that looks great! congratulations on completing your new barbecue! I am always happy to see that my instructables have inspired people to start their own projects.
michaelgc1 year ago

Wow, this is beautiful! I will using a lot of these ideas in my new outdoor grill I am making.

pgronseth1 year ago

Absolutely phenomenal 'ible. I got the perfect place to build one. I plan on incorporating a brick pizza oven into it as well. Thanks for the share.

pamd1 year ago

I love it! Thanks You!

rana793 years ago
My fire pit
very nice!
Great instructible! I'm saving this one for future reference!

I've found that it pays big in time saving and headache avoidance if you do a dry run with the tiles. That way your sure everything will fit, and that you have enough to do the job.

Pizzapie5004 years ago
OMG! That's SOOO AWESOME! I wish I could make something like that! If I did, I'd probably would put a pond behind the bbq,
raggy614 years ago
you are an inspiration my friend!! Clearly laid-out and easy to follow..I see no reason why I can't build something very close to this for myself.. thanks!!!!!
That is awesome!
Excellent Instructable, one of the best I have had the pleasure to read
i love this project ,well done....... ENGO04
matthewabel5 years ago
This is an awesome 'ible. Absolutely great. I"m pretty excited to get something like this set up - perhaps a might smaller in scale, but you provide an amazingly complete jumping off point. Thanks for sharing the hard work!
Vikking5 years ago
I just bought a house and have a giant empty backyard, i wanted to build a BBQ pit and this is a great idea.
Well done mate, nice job. You've inspired me to have a crack at one for myself!
reneis5 years ago
I've done more around the barbecue but I dont have pictures yet but I will post them later thank you so much for your pictures.Help me a lot to get it done.
reneis5 years ago
 I just want to say thank you for your instrutions to build a barbecue .
I built one myself and we love it . My barbecue (grill) is charcoal not gas
chita113c5 years ago
that is so cool how much did it all cost you I'm really looking at building one
Knucklez6 years ago
that's amazing. best outdoor BBQ setup i have ever seen in my life. very inspirational. Knucklez
bleethat6 years ago
WOW! Great instructable, very informative, love the finished product!
scootie106 years ago
How many bags of mortar was used for this project? By the way, it looks wonderful! We are trying this next weekend.
koncept6 years ago
great instructable. nice job
i also named my dog milo :)
jordiguiu6 years ago
Incredible! nobody make something like this in Spain. You made the barbacue of my dreams that one day I hope to make by myself. very nice job! thanks for the knowledges!
zorro33556 years ago
how i wish i don't live in an apartment
Wonderful Work! Congratulations!
Jouda Mann7 years ago
Fine job, and makes me envious as hell. The only thing that's missing is a wet bar to go with the wet bar sink.
what is a wet bar opps*cough*wikipedia*cough*
MaDoGK7 years ago
As soon as i recover from my back operation im doing this! Thnx dude!!
Oh man, that is beautiful. I showed this to my family and we ended up thinking up a grand outdoor area with a nighttime fire pit and a bar and some steamers... Brilliant work, sir.
thydzik7 years ago
very nice indeed. how did you go about planning the whole thing? (possible to get any drawings/dimensions?) any sites/resources you recommend?
hivoltage (author) 7 years ago
thats probably a good idea to do in general, but i don't think its really necessary for where i live. i don't know if this area has ever seen snow, since temperatures in the middle of winter rarely fall below 50. definitely a good suggestion for colder locales though.
mmixer7 years ago
I would recommend to put the pipes through the sleeves. Just make them from short pieces of PVC tubing of bigger size. This will prevent your lines from cracking in case of foundation movement (in winter, when soil freezes and expands, and thus moves foundation up)
stienman8 years ago
Since so many are asking for cost I will put my guess in as follows: $500 for the concrete, blocks, rebar, cement. $200 for sink, faucet, and plumbing $150 for wood and wood fasteners (lots of 2x2s on the top...) $100 for stucco? No experience here, just a guess... $100 for tile and tile cement, etc $100 for electrical, lights, switches, outlets (probably less) $500 for the side burner (amazon.com "side burners") $700 for a similar grill So the project, assuming you buy all new and scavenge very little is probably within a few hundred dollars of $2,300. Chances are good that it will raise the value of the home by at least $5,000 in nearly any locale, but if built in California or some other luxury-based housing market would raise the value an easy $20k to $50k. If you have professionals do the design and work you should expect to pay $10,000 and up. -Adam
Derin stienman7 years ago
i may get it down to $100 by using scrap and a bbq for people who make kofte which can be hooked up to a chimney ps kofte is a type of meatball
hivoltage (author)  stienman8 years ago
pretty accurate guesses. we reused a sink from one of our neighbors since it was like new, so a little less there. the grill was about that much, but the side burner came attached to it. so we just unbolted it and set into the countertop. i dont know how close the total value is because we didnt keep a running total. it was more of just running to the hardware store and buying what we needed as it came up. i'll have to go look at the reciepts. you guessed right about the house being in california though.
Notags7 years ago
I have threatened to do this for 2 years now. I have a great grill that I can convert from propane to NG as I have a NG stub out already. SWMBO wants a sink, I don't see the need. Grill, fridge, shade, bar stools and an outdoor ceiling fan... maybe TV. One of these days......
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