Grilling and chilling in the great outdoors.
1. Install a simple pegboard system for organizing grill tools and accessories.
2. Design a kitchen servery (this one features a gas strut window) to easily deliver and retrieve dishes.
3. A covered kitchen and dining area will prevent the weather from ruining your plans.
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4. If you rent or intend to move in the near future, opt for a modular outdoor kitchen system that you can take with you.
5. Install outdoor refrigerator drawers to ensure that your brewskis are always kept cold…
6. …or a warming drawer to keep your side dishes nice and toasty.
7. An outdoor island can be used for meal prep *and* additional seating.
8. Choose a non-porous countertop material such as granite, soapstone, concrete or tile.
9. If you have the yard space, build your outdoor kitchen in a separate structure to create a retreat-like feel.
10. Don’t forget about proper lighting — ambient and task lighting are essential in any kitchen.
11. Laser-cut panels add privacy and style to your outdoor grilling space.
12. Add a pop of color with brightly hued appliances (like these from Hestan).
13. And finally, construct your outdoor kitchen behind a retractable wall to protect it from the elements or tuck it out of sight when not in use.