5 Essential Items for an Outdoor Kitchen


Do you enjoy cooking for friends and family? If you are a chef at heart and love spending time with others entertaining them at your home, an outdoor kitchen should be next on your list of home renovation projects. An outdoor kitchen allows you to enjoy a tranquil summer evening as you watch the light fade out of the sky while you dine on some delicious grilled food.

Creating your outdoor kitchen is easy. If you are planning the design of a new home, speak to your architect about a built-in outdoor kitchen for your outdoor entertainment area. If you don’t have space for an integrated area, then you can set up a portable kitchen on your lawn. Here are five essential items that you can use to build your outdoor kitchen.

#1 Barbeque and Grill

The cornerstone of any outdoor kitchen is the grill. Depending on your taste, there are a couple of different options. The traditional charcoal grill is a preferred option for those people that want a lightweight, portable barbeque. However, cleaning the unit after use is often a hassle, with dust from the charcoal embers flying around in the wind.

The most popular option is a gas-powered grill or smoker. A grill allows for better control of the temperature and less waste than a traditional barbeque. A grill is easy to clean. However, it is usually a large and heavy appliance and not very easy to store and move around.

#2 Portable Generators

There’s nothing worse than throwing a dinner party, only to have the power go out in the middle of the evening. Portable Generators are the ideal solution to failing electricity infrastructure. A portable generator is lightweight and easy to operate. You can use the generator to power your outdoor area, or inside the home during a power failure. A portable generator does not use much fuel, and the sound muffled with a sound-dampening box.

#3 Furniture

A set of quality outdoor furniture is a must for any outdoor area. You may be tempted to cut back on your budget when you see the prices of decent outdoor furniture. However, a good set of chairs and a table that is built to last is indispensable for any outdoor area. Imagine your horror as your guests fall to the floor when your cheap plastic chairs break.

#4 Crockery and Glassware

The absolute essentials of any outdoor kitchen. You need the glassware and crockery on hand at all times. Purchase a portable glassware carrier and a basket for your knives, forks, spoons, and plates.

#5 Entertainment

What’s a dinner party without some music? Chilling out to the slow sounds of some jazz as you sip on a cocktail and watch the sunset while the smell of good food floats through the air sounds great doesn’t it?

Wrapping Up

An outdoor kitchen makes for a fantastic way to entertain the whole family on a pleasant afternoon. The next time the forecast is sunny on the weekend, invite your friends over for some barbeque and a lot of fun!