The Four Absolute Outdoor Kitchen Must-Haves and Fabulous Add-On Trends


The Four Absolute Outdoor Kitchen Must-Haves and Fabulous Add-On Trends

Pleasures of the grilling season are upon us. I can’t think of anything better than to forgo food preparation in a steamy kitchen in lieu of the beautiful outdoors.



It’s just so relaxing.


Yep, it’s a lot of fun – unless you’re the one in charge of bringing the burgers, condiments, drinks, ice, glasses, plates, and snacks outside. Hey, don’t forget the music. And just as you sit down, it’s time for another round of cocktails.

Wouldn’t it be great to spend more time with your guests instead of running in and out of your house? You can! An outdoor kitchen puts all your dining essentials close at hand. When that happens, you’ll never miss out on a conversation again.

• Adequate food preparation area (minimum of two feet)
• Good lighting and available shelter
• At least a 35-inch grill set in a cart or island
• Enough space for cooking and comfortable seating


When budgets allow, the overriding trend is to bring the entire kitchen experience outside. The inclusion of weatherproof cabinets and furniture, lighting, storage units, fireplaces, space heating, refrigerators, and sound systems are all making their way to the open air of the backyard. Even though these items wouldn’t be considered essential, the overall value of your house is boosted by having a “second” kitchen.


Not to be outdone by your neighbor? Check out these awesome additions:

OUTDOOR FIREPLACE – An outdoor fireplace is great for entertaining. One word… ambiance (or marshmallows).
BACKYARD PIZZA OVEN – Pizza ovens are one of the hottest trends for outdoor kitchens this year. Frankly, I’ve never met a wood-fired pizza that I didn’t like. A “real pizza” does not come from a box or delivery!
A GRILL THAT DOES IT ALL – Wouldn’t it be great to have a grill with variable temperature control, infrared searing, and a rotisserie? [Insert Tim the Toolman grunts.] Need I say more?
STAINLESS STEEL CABINETS – Stainless steel is impervious to weather, rot, and insects. Choose from various door/drawer combinations, sink units, and lockable storage.
From basic to complex outdoor living areas, our team of professionals will help you to design, plan, budget, and build the outdoor space of your dreams.


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