Outdoor kitchen accessories
When you finally decide to build the outdoor kitchen that you
have always dreamed of, there are many things to do. Hire the necessary people to build the kitchen,
prepare the ground for the kitchen, obtain the necessary permits for building the outdoor kitchen, and then,
the best part, designing the outdoor kitchen.
When you are designing your custom outdoor kitchen, the best thing to do is hire an architect. An
architect will be able to plan out where all of your accessories will go, using proper measurements. He will
be able to make everything fit just right, in the most efficient manner. The ideas will be all yours, but the
measurements and placements of all of the accessories will be the job of the architect.
The variety of accessories available for your outdoor kitchen are endless. There are so many things that
you can add to your outdoor kitchen that you could make it more convenient than the kitchen inside your
house. Once you have built the original frame for your outdoor kitchen, you can begin choosing the
||The grill is the “heart” of your kitchen. Everything revolves around the grill.
Without that, your kitchen would not be a kitchen. There are a couple different grills that you can
One type is a propane grill. This is the type of grill with the propane tank
on the side of it to give it fuel. Another type is a charcoal grill. This is more old fashioned and is
not used quite as much anymore.
The charcoal grill makes the food taste a little different, and this is why some people use them.
The last type of grill is a gas grill. This grill is more difficult to install. With this one, you will
need to run a gas line from the house, out to the kitchen. It may be expensive to install, but it is the most
Once you have your grill chosen, you need to decide if you would like any other additional
cooking sources. One source that you can choose is an electric range. It usually consists of two
burners. This is good for boiling lobster, or cooking pasta. It saves you the trip of running in and
out of the house. If you are cooking inside and outside, something is liable to get burned. Another
cooking source that has become very popular is the wood burning stove.
The wood burning stove is usually located at the bottom of the outdoor kitchen. The wood burning stove
allows you to bake bread outside, dinner rolls, even an apple pie. With the wood burning stove you can even
make dessert outside.
Now that you have chosen your cooking source, it is time to decide on a refrigerator. The
refrigerators come in a few different sizes. The largest has four shelves and also a shelf on the door.
The smallest have no shelves on the door and three shelves. The size of your refrigerator will depend on what
you will want to put in it. If you purchase the large refrigerator, you can keep your condiments in the
door. On the shelves, you can keep beverages, fruit, butter, even the meats and other foods that you will be
preparing. Once you have your refrigerator chosen, you can move on.
Deciding on the sink is a simple decision. If you want your outdoor kitchen to be just as efficient as
your kitchen in the house, the sink is advised. You can choose for your sink to have both hot and cold
running water, or just cold. If you choose just the cold, you will not be able to do dishes outside.
Deciding on your counter top will basically depend on how many people you plan on entertaining.
If you are looking at just a few, a small counter top will be fine. If you are known for having big affairs,
you may want to extend your counter top to make seating room for extra people. By extending the counter top,
you can add seating space for up to six more people by just adding bar stools.
If you need even more room, you can purchase a patio set. In doing this, you will have a seating area with
an umbrella for your guests who want to stay out of the sun.
After designing the counter top, you need to decide where you will want your electric outlets and how many you
would like. You need to think of what you may want to plug into your outdoor kitchen. You could need a
plug for a blender, a toaster, an electric can opener, and even an egg beater. Having more outlets than
necessary is a good idea.
||If your area for your outdoor kitchen is large enough, it is even possible to put a
fire place on your outdoor kitchen. They can be very large, therefore, it will not be in your
kitchen. It will be outside of it.
With the fire place, you can sit outside even on cool nights. Another heating source that you could
choose is heated tiles. These tiles are placed around the unit to keep guests warm.
The next accessory that you need to decide on is lighting. There are a couple different ways to light the
area. You can first have a light installed in the roof of the kitchen. There will be lights placed on
the bottom of the roof for the chef as well as on the sides of the roof for the guests. If lights aren’t that
important to you, you can just purchase the clip on lights and plug them into the outlets on the kitchen. You
can clip them all around the kitchen.
There are a couple luxury items that have been seen in top of the line outdoor kitchens. One is a
telephone. When you are running the water line, the gas line, and the electric, you can also run a phone
line. This way, you can install a phone in your outdoor kitchen. The other luxury item is very rarely
seen, but it is an option. A self-rise 36-inch plasma television.
You can have this built right into the counter top as long as you have it built big enough. They will cut
a hole in the counter to install the television. They will make the counter that was cut into a door that you
can open when you want to watch television. It will have an electric self-rise feature. You just push
the button and up comes your television. This is expensive but it is also great.
All of these accessory choices make your custom outdoor kitchen built just for you. With the help of your
architect, you can build the outdoor kitchen of your