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Outdoor Kitchen Grill: In-Depth Review of 4 Brands, & Your Best Choice

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When you imagine an outdoor kitchen… There’s a 99% chance that the island you picture has a built-in grill head. It makes total sense. Outdoor kitchens and built-in grills go together like ribs and BBQ sauce… And some would say that you can’t have one without the other. So when planning your own grill island… … Read more

Small Outdoor Kitchen Ideas: 15 Best Designs & How to Plan

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So you want an outdoor kitchen… But your outdoor living space is a bit constrained. Too often we have grandiose ideas of what is possible… Only to have reality come crashing down on us. That’s life, right? Question is… What can be done? Having a small backyard doesn’t mean you have to give up on … Read more

Dimensions for Outdoor Kitchen: The Top 5 Considerations You Need to Know

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One of the best things you can do for your backyard is build a good outdoor living space… Especially one with an outdoor grill island. But whether you have a spacious backyard or a small patio… Planning out the specific dimensions for outdoor kitchen designs can be a challenge. There are so many things to … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets: Top 5 Brands & Best Materials

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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

Stone Outdoor Kitchen: Your Best Option & How to Build

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When researching for an outdoor kitchen… One of the first things you may consider is the aesthetics. Understandably so. Of course, you want your outdoor living space to match your taste! A highly prized aesthetic many homeowners prefer is a stone outdoor kitchen island. Excellent choice. Stone grill islands are a perfect way to complement … Read more

Traeger Outdoor Kitchen: Your Best Options for Show-Stopping Results & 3 DIY Solutions

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Smoking on your freestanding Traeger is great and all… But what if you want to take the experience to the next level? Considering how to incorporate your Traeger into an outdoor kitchen is the natural next step. Then, the questions inevitably begin to pour in. How should you go about this task? Do you have … Read more

Free Outdoor Kitchen Design Software – How to Design Your Outdoor Kitchen in Just 5 Minutes

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So you’ve decided to design and build a custom outdoor kitchen. You’re probably quite thrilled! With visions of entertaining in your luxurious outdoor space playing in your mind like a slideshow for an HGTV ad… There is much to be excited about. Unfortunately, that excitement may be short lived once you realize how much effort … Read more

How to Build an Outdoor Kitchen with Grill Island – 4 Ways

If you’re here, you’ve started your outdoor kitchen research in earnest. And you’re wondering… How do I build an outdoor kitchen? It’s a great question to ask yourself. With how difficult it is to hire help… It makes sense you’re considering taking on the project yourself. Recently, the home renovation market has exploded. Surveys from … 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

Building an Outdoor Kitchen – 10 Things to Know First

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Building an outdoor kitchen is an exciting time. Already… You’re probably envisioning all the gatherings and great food you’ll eat. And for good reason. You’re in for years of enjoyment and unforgettable memories. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves… You need to build your grill island first! And in such a project… There is … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Kits: A Deep Dive on The 4 Types, Plus Pros & Cons

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Want to spend more time outdoors this summer? If so, you may be considering an outdoor kitchen. This will certainly encourage you to get outside more! And with outdoor kitchen kits… It’s now easier than ever to get a backyard grill station up and running. But before you start planning, there’s still much to know. … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Utilities: Your Guide to Plumbing & Electric

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If you’re reading this… You are serious about getting an outdoor kitchen for your backyard. You’re also probably thinking about ways you can save money and may be seriously considering running utilities yourself! Considering the average DIYer doesn’t have experience with this… You’re certainly setting your sights high! Of course, it’s understandable why you may … 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 Bar on Deck: Expert Recommendations for Installation & 10 Inspiring Ideas

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You’re in the market for a backyard bar… And the best location for your new outdoor oasis will be on the deck! It’s a smart idea. But before you build an outdoor bar on deck… There’s quite a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. This is especially true if your deck is already … Read more

Brick Outdoor Kitchen: Pros & Cons, 7 Step How To Guide, & Inspiring Ideas

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When planning your outdoor kitchen… You want to make sure your grill island is perfectly tailored to your tastes.  We get it… You want your outdoor kitchen to be the stunning centerpiece of your backyard. A brick outdoor kitchen is an excellent solution for those looking to be creative with their outdoor living space.  Whether … Read more

Ikea Outdoor Kitchen: Detailed Guide on 5 Modular Options, Quality, & More

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If you’ve ever taken on a home improvement project… Chances are you’ve heard of Ikea. Ikea is best known for its wide variety of affordable furniture, appliances, and home goods. And of course… A big draw of Ikea for many homeowners is the DIY element. All Ikea designs are shipped ready to assemble… Including their … 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

DIY Outdoor Kitchen: 3 Best Methods You Should Know

Considering a DIY outdoor kitchen project? You’ve probably been seeing a lot more mention of outdoor kitchens in your personal life and online. It’s true, outdoor kitchens have become extremely popular recently! And for good reason. Outdoor kitchens offer many benefits! Firstly, it’s a way to bring your loved ones together. There’s no better way … Read more

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

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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

Wood Outdoor Kitchen: 5 Disadvantages & An Easy DIY Solution

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If you’re reading this blog… You’ve probably been dreaming about building an outdoor kitchen and entertaining guests. You’re wanting a nice place to cook outside… And who can blame you? Outdoor kitchens are useful, fun, and look great in any outdoor area. If you’ve been looking for DIY outdoor kitchen ideas… You’ve probably seen that … Read more

Outside Kitchen: 22 Incredible DIY Ideas & Inspiration

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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

Outdoor Kitchen Panels vs Modular vs Prefab Kits: Which is Best of the 3?

If you’ve spent any amount of time researching an outdoor kitchen project… (And you’re leaning toward a kit…) You’ve quickly realized there is a dizzying amount of information (and options!) out there. What should be a fun and simple process… Often turns into a source of brain-busting frustration. Thankfully, navigating this sea of information does … Read more

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