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Flat Top Grill Recipes: 12 Delectable Ideas from Jet Tila & More

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Whether you’ve just unboxed your new griddle or had it for some time… It’s nice to keep things fresh with new recipes. After using your flat top griddle for a while… You’ll realize how versatile it really is! There’s the obvious choices like philly cheesesteak, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, bacon, and other staples… But there’s … Read more

Smoking a Turkey on a Pellet Grill: The Definitive Guide & 6 Essential Considerations

smoking a turkey on a pellet grill

If you’re looking to impress your family this Thanksgiving… You might be thinking about smoking a turkey! That’s an excellent (and delicious) idea! But before you start cooking your bird… There’s a lot you need to know! Especially when it comes to smoking a turkey on a pellet grill. But there’s no need to worry! … Read more

Built In Grill Ideas: Key Considerations & 11 Inspiring Designs

Imagine… You’re outside, getting ready to cook on your favorite grill. You have a gorgeous outdoor kitchen… And you have the meat you marinated for hours sitting on the countertop beside you. You need some sauce… And it’s right there beside you in your outdoor fridge. You don’t even have to reach to grab some … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Accessories: 25 Cool Ideas for Your Grill & Bar Island

men grilling food at outdoor kitchen on patio

It’s no surprise that outdoor kitchens are one of the most functional outdoor living features. You can use it for grilling… Serving refreshments… Hosting… And even dining! But in order to serve any of the above purposes… You’ll need outdoor kitchen accessories. For many, this is the most exciting part of your BBQ island project! … Read more

Outdoor Bar: 30 Creative Ideas for Entertaining

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Everyone wants a backyard that’s functional, beautiful, and relaxing. And what better way to get all three than with a home outdoor bar? A beautiful spot to sit… An eye-catching centerpiece for your outdoor space… And the perfect place to channel your inner bartender. You already know… It’s an all-around great choice. You’re just caught … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Doors: Types, Best Materials, and Top 4 Recommendations

access doors built into outdoor kitchen bar

An outdoor kitchen has so many wonderful uses… You can cook on it, make drinks, and host gatherings with your loved ones. They’ll make your backyard more beautiful… And enhance every party! When you think about all the great appliances and features you can include… An outdoor kitchen door probably won’t be your first thought. … Read more

Home Depot Outdoor Kitchen: Detailed Shopper’s Guide on Island Options, Pricing, & More

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There’s a good chance that if you’ve worked on a home improvement project… You’ve visited The Home Depot. Home Depot is known for having just about everything you could ask for… And so much more! They’re a dependable company… So many people turn to them when they need an outdoor kitchen! But is Home Depot … Read more

BBQ Tools Set: Detailed Shopper’s Guide & 15 Best Options in 2024

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When you love to grill… Getting the right BBQ tools set is a must! You’ll find everything from the most essential… To utensils you never knew you needed (but can’t live without once you see them)! But while you probably enjoy dreaming about all the coolest new BBQ tools and gadgets… Sometimes, shopping for them … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Bar: 17 Inspiring Ideas and Designs

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There’s no better place to cook than on an outdoor kitchen grill. All kinds of fantastic foods… Out in the fresh air… And did we mention fantastic food? You’re looking at perfectly-seared steaks… Juicy vegetables… The most delicious burgers you’ve ever made… But where are you going to eat? And where will your guests sit? … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Storage: Cabinet Guide & 4 Excellent Ideas

l shaped outdoor kitchen with storage drawers and two kamado cookers

When you think about designing your outdoor kitchen… You’re probably focused on the coolest appliances… Fun accessories… And making sure there’s enough room for everyone at your cookouts! While these are important considerations… It’ll defeat the purpose of having an outdoor kitchen if you don’t have enough storage!  After all… One of the main reasons … Read more

Outdoor Concrete Countertops: 12 Step DIY Guide for Pour in Place

concrete countertop on an rta outdoor kitchen with a built in sink and grill

So you’re in the middle of planning a DIY outdoor kitchen project. That’s fantastic! In the midst of all this excitement… You’re beginning to compile your task list. And one of the most important tasks you’ll complete? Making outdoor concrete countertops. As the surface you’ll be preparing and serving food on… It’s essential to get … Read more

Outside Kitchen: 22 Incredible DIY Ideas & Inspiration

4 outdoor kitchens for inspiration

Have you been thinking about building an outside kitchen, but don’t quite know where to start? We get it… It’s a big project with a lot of possibilities! There are so many ways to build them… Where do you even begin? You’ll have to think about the size, the layout, the appliances, the aesthetics, the … Read more

Built In Traeger Grill: How-To Guide & Your 3 Best Options

There’s nothing quite like smoking ribs on your Traeger grill. (Or any other protein, for that matter!) That tantalizing smoky flavor… Just the thought of it is probably making your mouth water! Whether your Traeger grill is brand new or well-loved… It’s become a staple in your backyard cooking space. So naturally, you want to … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets: Top 5 Brands & Best Materials

gentleman opening up a storage drawer in his rta outdoor kitchen

There’s a good chance that cabinets take up some real estate in your indoor kitchen. So when planning an outdoor kitchen… Outdoor cabinetry may seem like an obvious choice. Not only will it provide a solid structure for your grill and appliances… But you’ll also gain valuable outdoor storage space for your go-to BBQ tools. … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Plans: 14 Stunning Ideas & Free DIY Samples

So you’re in the middle of planning your outdoor kitchen and you’re wondering… How is this going to work? You may have plenty of ideas. But how exactly do you put pen to paper? Or find someone to draw them up for you? It’s a tough question to answer. These days, there are quite a … Read more

Modern Outdoor Kitchen Islands: Current Trends & 22 Great Ideas

mike pyle modern large u shaped outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and bar seating

You’re entertaining the idea of an outdoor kitchen project and you’re wondering… What aesthetic do I want my outdoor kitchen island to have? Rustic fits a certain taste… But what you’re really after is a modern outdoor kitchen. Recently, the demand for modern outdoor kitchen designs has skyrocketed. It’s easy to see why. The sleek, … Read more

Buying an Outdoor Kitchen? Avoid these 6 Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a reality of being human… We’re fallible beings. Yet sometimes… Mistakes are avoidable. This is especially true of your outdoor kitchen island project. Whether you’re in the beginning or final stages of your project… You know that an outdoor kitchen is a large investment. Therefore… Any mistakes made come at a … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Budget – 8 Tips to Help Determine Yours

If you’re reading this, you’re likely in the beginning stages of planning your outdoor kitchen. How exciting! Of course, one of the first areas you’ll want to address is your outdoor kitchen budget. What are you willing to spend on your outdoor kitchen project? It’s a big question. There are so many outdoor kitchen costs … Read more

Modular Outdoor Kitchen: 7 Pros & Cons + the Best Options

When considering an outdoor kitchen project… Ease of assembly plays a large role in the decision making process. In our ever-increasing desire for instant gratification, you don’t want to wait. The ideal outdoor kitchen project is quick, easy, and satisfying. For this reason, many homeowners gravitate toward modular outdoor kitchens. But… What are they, exactly? … Read more

The U.S. States with the Best and Worst Party Guests

Parties are a fun way to connect with friends, family, or neighbors and meet new people that are sure to become fast friends. Or will they? We’ve all been to parties where the guests are less than hospitable. In fact, it’s likely that we’ve all encountered at least one person that seemed to be set … Read more

The Most Popular Milkshake Flavor in Every U.S. State

Have you ever wondered if your state’s favorite milkshake brings all the boys to the yard? If this thought has been on your mind lately, you are not alone. At RTA Outdoor Living, we love milkshakes and wanted to figure out what the most popular milkshake flavors are across America. To do this, we investigated … Read more

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