Bethesda, MD,Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Electrical Requirements for a New Outdoor Kitchen

When the warm spring and summer days of Maryland arrive, the new outdoor kitchen you are planning on building will be the center of fun for your family and guests. When the weather is beautiful, you will want to entertain outdoors to enjoy the sunshine or a pleasant evening under the stars. Now that you are sure you want an outdoor kitchen, talk to a reputable licensed electrician to discuss the electrical requirements you should consider.


Although you’ve been thinking of a propane or gas grill, you should also think about installing an electric range, which are typically safer. An electric range, dishwasher, or a refrigerator outdoors will require a licensed electrician for the proper installation of wiring. Typically used for indoor outlets, 110V wiring will not be adequate for appliances. 220V wiring will be needed for meeting their power demands.

Lighting Design

Good lighting will be essential for safety, especially while cooking meals. Creating a great lighting scheme for your outdoor kitchen will require the help of a designer and electrician.

Your lighting configuration should be sufficient to make preparing food easier, while being pleasant to the eyes of your guests. Illumination for the seating areas and walkways will promote socializing and safety. Accent lighting will highlight the features of your house’s exterior and the surrounding landscaping.

Once you decide on the lighting design around your new outdoor kitchen, a licensed electrician will be able to install the wiring properly and safely.


Each outdoor kitchen area will have its own individual lighting requirements as determined by the space and your objectives. You may decide on the installation of additional electrical accessories to ensure the comfort of your guests, such as space heaters or anti-mosquito devices. Whatever you need in terms of outdoor wiring, you can rely on an experienced licensed electrician to get the job done right.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:

• Standby Generator Installation
• Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
• Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
• Structured Cabling
• Circuit Breaker Replacement

Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.