What should I use if I have extreme weather (very cold, very hot, humid, rain, desert conditions, etc.)?
HDPE withstands extreme climates far better than PVC. PVC becomes brittle and chalky with temperature changes. It’s not UV-stabilized, meaning it begins to degrade in sunlight. Werever has happy customers in all 50 states (and beyond) so there is no climate that these HDPE cabinets can’t handle.
Werever offers this service absolutely free. You bring your ideas and needs based on your space, and they’ll do the rest.
No. The cabinets have minimal gaps and will certainly minimize the elements getting in. HDPE cabinets themselves will not be bothered by the weather at all. If your project location will get hit directly by rain, sprinklers, gutter downspouts, etc., please advise your design professional during your project’s planning. There are ways Werever can minimize water intrusion in cases like these.
Marine grade polymer is a marketing term that doesn’t really mean anything. There is no performance standard for “marine grade polymer” so it is open to interpretation. Lots of things are “Polymer”, including teflon, nerf foam balls, neoprene wetsuits, PVC, and yes, High Density Polyethylene. The performance specifications of the brand and construction methods are more important than the marketing label “Marine Grade Polymer”
Absolutely. Depending on your goal however, it may be appropriate to hire someone with experience using the materials. Installing stacked stone, cutting concrete board, building a framed structure, applying stucco, and other methods may be a little intimidating for a do-it-yourselfer. However, Werever’s HDPE outdoor cabinetry are engineered with the do-it-yourselfer in mind. They can be installed with common tools such as a level, screwdriver, and drill. Very little if any cutting or carpentry is needed.
Grills that are “built-in” to outdoor kitchens are generally different than cart style grills. Outdoor kitchens generally call for grills and other appliances (side burners, warming drawers, pizza ovens, etc.) that were engineered to be built into a structure and have factory manufactured insulating liners to protect the cabinetry, countertops, or other structures from the high heat of the appliance.
We would recommend using granite, however Werever’s HDPE outdoor cabinets are strong enough to hold any style of countertop on the market due the inherent strength of HDPE and proprietary features like interlocking joints. Not all brands are, so make sure you check with the manufacturer on their load specifications.
That would depend on the brand and type of wood cabinets you are comparing HDPE to. Some wood cabinets will be much less than HDPE cabinets, some will be more expensive. Regardless, we do not recommend putting wood cabinets outdoors.
HDPE cabinets can be left fully-exposed in any outdoor area. With PVC and stucco, requirements vary. Carefully read the fine print on the installation instructions and warranties before making any final decisions.
Yes, outdoor cabinets work great on interior applications as well as outdoors! In fact, here’s a story about a Houston designer who is doing just that for clients recently flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Contact Us!
You can put nearly any kind of appliance or accessory outdoors. Our designers are experts in helping you figure out what you need and how it fits into your design for maximum usability. They might even give you some ideas you hadn’t thought of! Outdoor kitchen-specific appliance options include:
- Built-in grills
- Flat-top griddles
- Dedicated side burners
- Built-in blenders
- Ice makers
- Kegerators/beer refrigerators
- Beer taps
- Sinks & pot fillers
- And although not outdoor kitchen-specific, many people even add dishwashers
You might be able to install them yourself, depending on the type of cabinet. Werever’s HDPE cabinets, for example, are comparatively easy to install with helpful features like leveling legs and the way Werever makes its toe-kick. Stucco and PVC often need a professional installer, including a finish carpenter. Let us know the city and state where your project is located, and we can help guide you on your install. Contact Us!
Painting is not recommended for some cabinets – including Werever’s HDPE outdoor cabinets — because the color is solid the whole way through. With Werever cabinets, paint won’t even stick to it for very long due to the advanced properties of HDPE. PVC and stucco will, however, need repainting from time-to-time for maintenance — especially PVC, which is not UV-stable (sunlight does bad things to exposed material).
Outdoor cabinets can differ in price depending on material, size, style, quantity, and features.
Outdoor cabinets are made of several types of materials — High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), or stucco & stainless steel. Each material, however, has its own different advantages and disadvantages. We offer a free, downloadable comparison guide here to help you choose which type of cabinet is right for your application. Contact Us!
Outdoor kitchens are a fast-growing trend in home improvement. Many homeowners who add an outdoor kitchen describe how their lives are changed for the better. Benefits can include improved family time, a better space to entertain, and a new central gathering place in the home (for some, it even becomes the new center of the neighborhood!). An outdoor kitchen can also add value to a house because it expands the usable space. Not to mention, if done right, they look incredible. Here are some pictures of our favorites! Click Here!