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Outdoor Kitchen Tips & Ideas

  • 1.

    Benefit of Cooking Outdoors

    Not only is outdoor cooking more fun than cooking indoors, it can help keep your house cooler! When you turn on your indoor oven and/or stove, it generates heat which makes your kitchen hot. This makes your AC unit work harder to keep your house cool.


  • 2.

    Understand Your Zones

    While you're designing the outdoor kitchen, group your components into zones. Create a zone for entertaining, cooking, prepping, etc. Designing this way will create a natural flow for your outdoor cooking and entertaining. It's helpful to keep the next zone in the cooking process within arms reach.


  • 3.

    Mixing Components

    Your outdoor kitchen can be as customized as you like. Many people mix and match components according to their layout and needs.


  • 4.

    Shopping Smart

    BBQGuys.com Outdoor Components can save you a lot of money. They're less expensive than the big brands, available in 7 styles, and they're Made in the USA. With a complete selection of over 300 products, BBQGuys.com products are the perfect accessory for any outdoor kitchen.


  • 5.

    Spend a Little More

    Spend the extra money on your grill, and get the best one your budget will allow. Since many grills are built-in into the outdoor kitchen, it can be difficult (and costly) to replace the grill if it doesn't last. No one wants to replace a grill after a couple of years.


  • 6.

    More Space to Cook

    Side Burners are a vital part of an outdoor kitchen. Whether you're cooking green beans or simmering a homemade BBQ sauce, the extra cooking space will come in handy.


  • 7.

    The Perfect Space

    An outdoor kitchen is much more than a BBQ grill. Entertaining is more fun, and you can build up your whole outdoor area around the kitchen. Outdoor wine coolers, beverage centers, and kegerators can kick the party up a notch and keep your guests entertained while you're cooking. Put a patio furniture set near the kitchen so there's a place to unwind after the cooking is done. It's all up to you and your preferences.


  • 8.

    Flavor is Everything

    Food tastes better when it's cooked outside on the grill! Not to mention your food will be hotter and ready more quickly. Mmmmmm....meat on the grill. Can you think of anything better than that? Neither can we.


  • 9.

    Keep the Kitchen Clean

    No outdoor kitchen is complete without a sink. This provides a convenient place to wash hands or dishes without having to run indoors. Outdoor sinks are either fed with a hose or connected to the home's water supply.


  • 10.

    Toss the Trash

    Trash Bins are often left out of outdoor kitchen plans. You'll want to keep that beautiful outdoor kitchen looking clean, so include a place to toss your trash!