We often get asked the question, do I need to fix my kitchen to the patio? The answer is yes. Our outdoor kitchen and bar modules all require anchoring for stability – but perhaps most importantly, we want to prevent any damage from high winds or gusts.

This guide will give you the details you need for securing your outdoor kitchen, and for using the anchor fixings provided when your kitchen is installed.

Why do I need to fix my kitchen down?

Never underestimate the power of nature! Our outdoor kitchen and bar modules all require anchoring for stability – but perhaps most importantly, we want to prevent any damage from high winds or gusts. During Storm Malik, one of our clients had a kitchen blowover. It was a very severe storm and the kitchen was in an exposed area, so we realise that these factors need to be taken into account in view of coming up with a common-sense solution.
Choose your location and design your kitchen safely, and above all, have fun!

Preparing for a storm

  • If any of the worktops are loose, ensure they are stuck in place with silicone. This can be done by running a bead in the corners inside the cabinet, to ensure it is out of sight.
  • Remove loose items such as bar stools, BBQ covers, or accessories
    and place them inside your garage/shed etc.

What do I get in the anchor fixings pack?

Our anchor fixings pack will arrive with your kitchen for you to use. We have specially designed this pack so that you have the tools to ensure your kitchen is safe and secure. Please note, whilst these specific anchor fixings have been chosen for the widest range of applications, they’re not suitable for all patio materials, and we advise you seek a professional’s help before drilling into base materials and flooring.

What happens when my kitchen is installed?

When your kitchen is installed, it will be aligned and fixed together by our dedicated installation team. It is then up to you and/or a trade professional to anchor the kitchen down to the ground, to protect the kitchen and surrounding area from damage.

The Anchor Fixing Process

  • Grillo kitchen units are designed with diamond-shaped cut-outs in the bases so that they can be anchored to your patio or deck – see images below.
  • These cut-outs are designed for use with our anchor fixings, supplied; alternatively, they may be used with other anchor fixings (as appropriate for your patio) up to 10 mm outer diameter
  • IMPORTANT: We strongly recommend seeking professional advice as to the fixing methods that are best suited to the specific materials used on your project.
  • Take extra care when drilling into materials such as polished concrete, porcelain tiles, natural stone, etc to avoid any cracking or blistering.

Once you are ready...

1. Drill a 10 mm hole at an angle into
the floor in the desired location.

2. Hammer the fixing in.

3. Screw fixing in to secure cabinet.

Close up of fixing holes. Diameter: 9mm

Location on Bar Table, BBQ Station & Fridge Cabinets

Location of holes on Shelf Cabinet

If in doubt...

Remember, if you are ever in doubt, please speak to a trade professional before drilling into anything permanently. Whilst we want to make sure your kitchen is safe, we do not want any of our customer’s flooring damaged, so do take care.

Other helpful tips from our blog

Caring for Your Grillo Kitchen
Can I Move My Grillo Kitchen?
Does My Outdoor Kitchen Need a Roof?